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Walsall 3-3 Bradford City

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Walsall produced a stunning fightback to come from three goals down and rescue a point in a thriller against Bradford.After a scrappy first half-hour, Bradford went ahead after 30 minutes as Alex Gilliead’s rampaging run led to Charlie Wyke drilling across the six-yard box for Shay McCartan to tap home.The Bantams doubled their lead after 38 minutes as Dominic Poleon latched on to Tom Field’s cross and swept a scuffed finish into the bottom corner from 10 yards.

It looked game over when Bradford made it 3-0 after 49 minutes, Tony McMahon’s deep free-kick turned into his own net by Walsall defender Luke Leahy.Leahy soon atoned for that, scoring with a bullet header from Nicky Devlin’s cross to pull one back after 55 minutes.The comeback was on when substitute Tyler Roberts – signed on loan from West Brom a day earlier – headed home Leahy’s 61st-minute cross from 12 yards, just eight minutes into his debut.And the fightback was completed three minutes from time as Roberts’ teasing cross was bundled home from close range by Amadou Bakayoko to salvage a point for Walsall.Match report supplied by the Press Association.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsWalsall1Gillespie14Wilson23Donnellan5Guthrie6Devlin11MorrisSubstituted forRobertsat 53’minutes7Chambers2Edwards3Leahy10Oztumer20BakayokoSubstitutes8Cuvelier13Roberts15Kinsella18Roberts24Roberts25Kouhyar36CandlinBradford1Doyle29McMahonBooked at 88mins22Knight-PercivalBooked at 75mins5Kilgallon15FieldBooked at 69minsSubstituted forBarrat 77’minutes17GillieadSubstituted forHendrieat 59’minutes4Reeves14McCartanSubstituted forPybusat 55’minutes7Law11Poleon9WykeSubstitutes10Taylor12Sattelmaier18Hendrie19Jones20Pybus30Barr34PatrickReferee:Michael SalisburyAttendance:4,817Match StatsHome TeamWalsallAway TeamBradfordPossessionHome56%Away44%ShotsHome14Away9Shots on TargetHome7Away4CornersHome11Away3FoulsHome16Away16Live TextPosted at Match ends, Walsall 3, Bradford City 3.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Walsall 3, Bradford City 3.Posted at 90’+6′ Attempt saved. Jon Guthrie (Walsall) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.Posted at 90’+6′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Jake Reeves.Posted at 90’+5′ Foul by James Wilson (Walsall).Posted at 90’+5′ Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+2′ Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Tyler Roberts (Walsall).Posted at 90’+2′ Lachlan Barr (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+1′ Foul by Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall).Posted at 90’+1′ (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 90’+1′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Tony McMahon.Posted at 89′ Attempt missed. Daniel Pybus (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.BookingPosted at 88′ Tony McMahon (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 88′ Luke Leahy (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 88′ Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).Goal!Posted at 87′ Goal! Walsall 3, Bradford City 3. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tyler Roberts.Posted at 86′ Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 86′ Foul by Lachlan Barr (Bradford City).Posted at 85′ Attempt missed. Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.Posted at 85′ Nicky Devlin (Walsall) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 85′ Foul by Lachlan Barr (Bradford City).Posted at 84′ Jon Guthrie (Walsall) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 84′ Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).Posted at 82′ Attempt saved. Luke Leahy (Walsall) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.Posted at 80′ Attempt blocked. Lachlan Barr (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 79′ Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Shaun Donnellan.Posted at 77′ Corner, Walsall. Conceded by Daniel Pybus.SubstitutionPosted at 77′ Substitution, Bradford City. Lachlan Barr replaces Tom Field because of an injury.Posted at 75′ Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) wins a free kick in the defensive half.BookingPosted at 75′ Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 75′ Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).Posted at 75′ Adam Chambers (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 75′ Foul by Charlie Wyke (Bradford City).Posted at 73′ Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.Posted at 73′ Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Edwards.Posted at 72′ Foul by Tyler Roberts (Walsall).Posted at 72′ Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 70′ Amadou Bakayoko (Walsall) wins a free kick on the left wing.Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Black Country