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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)

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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 Bristol City 43 92
2 Preston North End 43 83
3 Milton Keynes Dons 42 79
4 Swindon Town 41 76
5 Sheffield United 43 68
6 Chesterfield 43 67
7 Rochdale 42 60
8 Fleetwood Town 43 59
9 Barnsley 43 58
10 Peterborough United 43 58
11 Bradford City 42 57
12 Doncaster Rovers 42 57
13 Gillingham 43 56
14 Oldham Athletic 43 55
15 Walsall 42 54
16 Port Vale 44 51
17 Coventry City 43 51
18 Scunthorpe United 42 51
19 Crewe Alexandra 43 48
20 Leyton Orient 42 47
21 Notts County 42 47
22 Crawley Town 43 47
23 Colchester United 42 44
24 Yeovil Town 43 37