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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 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25