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Deepdale (ATT 11,485) 22nd October 2013 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: David Coote

Preston Preston North End vs Bradford City Bradford

Preston 2

T Clarke (32)
B Wright (68)

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Bradford 2

J Hanson (5)
R McArdle (73)

PNE and Bantams share spoils

Last Updated: 22/10/13 10:20pm

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Rory McArdle: Secured a point for Bradford

Rory McArdle: Secured a point for Bradford

Preston North End and Bradford drew 2-2 in a thrilling League One encounter at Deepdale on Tuesday night.

An entertaining first half saw Bradford open the scoring in the the fifth minute. Raffaele De Vita sped down the right and hung an inch-perfect cross up to the back post, where James Hanson had the simple task of nodding past Declan Rudd.

The Preston goalkeeper then fumbled a 20-yard drive from Kyel Reid onto his post before the home side made it 1-1, when Tom Clarke headed home an in-swinging Scott Laird cross, 32 minutes in.

The end-to-end nature of the game continued into the second half. After 68 minutes Bailey Wright rose highest to meet Laird's corner-kick and he put the Lilywhites 2-1 in front.

But their lead was short-lived as Rory McArdle scored the game's fourth headed goal from Gary Jones's dead ball to level for Bradford.

Hanson's 83rd-minute header was then disallowed as the visitors pushed for a winner but Preston held on for a point.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 25 51
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Rochdale 25 37
6 Fleetwood Town 27 37
7 Bradford City 25 36
8 Sheffield United 24 36
9 Chesterfield 25 35
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Coventry City 27 30
18 Barnsley 25 29
19 Scunthorpe United 23 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 26 24