Bradford City leave Valley Parade with their 13 draw of the season after Elliot scored an 83rd minute outside of the box and deflected in from a long range throw in from Matthew Foulds.
The game started with the first ten minutes showing Leyton Orient keeping the possession of the ball however in the 8th minute Bradford had their first attack with the ball just skimming the line and Orient just missing their first loss of the game. However it lead with a few crosses in the 16th minute with no tap ins.
The first yellow of the game came from team Captain Paudie O’Connor which lead to a free kick and was taken by Otis Khan, the ball was headed in but causes Alex Bass to fall, eventually leading to a goal kick. A few shots were given with Jamie Walker and Andy cook getting shots off target. Their were few fouls such as Smith on Watt and a foul from Leyton’s keeper Vigouriu however this lead to nothing in the end. Orient seemed to have kept the possession throughout the first half with Bradford not providing possession football.
In the 63rd minute a foul was given to Leyton after Sutton give it against them, with Bradford creating a lot of scruffy mistakes in the first twenty minutes of the game however chances were still created with Callum Cooke sending the ball to Andy Cook from a corner but could get the finish on target with the header. The O’s took the late 69th minute lead with after Beckles header was stopped by Bass but then bounce for clear opportunity for Pratley to smashed the ball in the back of the net giving them the lead.
14 minutes later a throw was taken and the ball bounce outside the box for Elliot to score a long range deflection to take them to a draw. Bradford last fifteen minutes of the game lewd to them creating more opportunities with their recent signing Tom Elliot had a shot but unfortunately his shot went over the bar leaving Bradford without the winning goal. Bradford left with 12 shots and 2 on target with 48% possession.
Bradford City Manager Derek Adams said “ We started the game very well, we were the better side for large spells of the game we created good opportunity in the game.”
“Some of the play we left Leyton Orient with deserved a goal but we were just unfortunate at times with the final pass” said Adams.
“Walker hurt his groin that’s why he went off, and then we took on a few other players to just give a different dynamic to the game to try and get that winner” said Adams.
Bradford leave with their thirty draw with Adams, not ecstatic with that statistic.” We’ve had too many draws at this moment in time, and I think it’s hard to draw as many games as you do, if we turned five of them into wins we would be in a much better position. We have had good opportunities to do that.” Said Derek. Bradford next game is away against Harrogate Town Today, Saturday 5th February at 13:00