Bradford 1-1 Colchester- Match Report

Last updated : 31 January 2015
Bradford 1-1 Colchester: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.Morais to the rescue for BantamsFilipe Morais scored a late equaliser as cup kings Bradford avoided a third successive Sky Bet League One defeat with a 1-1 draw against Colchester on a heavy Valley Parade pitch.Chris Porter, himself an FA Cup hero with Sheffield United last season, gave Colchester a fourth-minute lead with a memorable first goal for the club.The hosts summoned the spirit of Stamford Bridge after the break and Morais earned them a share of the spoils with time running out.City striker Jon Stead had already had a low shot well saved by Sam Walker when Porter latched onto Tom Lapslie's long ball over the top, cut in from the left and curled a brilliant right-footed strike into the top corner.The Bantams were rattled and the U's sensed blood, Gavin Massey curling just wide and Sammie Szmodics denied by Jordan Pickford after finding himself one-on-one.Phil Parkinson's men pushed on in search of an equaliser and were almost caught on the break as Ben Gordon's left-footed drive was beaten away by Pickford.Morais had a shot deflected onto the post by Walker at the other end but was not to be denied 14 minutes from time when he volleyed home Stead's cross

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