Bristol Rovers 3 - 3 Bradford City

Match info: League Two at The Memorial Stadium

Date: 24/11/2012 KO: 15:00 Ref: D Phillips Att: 5,092

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Bristol R

Guy Branston 2
Tom Eaves 33
Michael Smith 62



Nahki Wells 28
Carl McHugh 55
James Hanson 68

FT (ht: 2-1)

  • Last Updated: November 24 2012, 19:22 GMT

Guy Branston scored with his first touch as a Bristol Rovers player in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Bradford at the Memorial Stadium.

Guy Branston: Scored against his former club
Guy Branston: Scored against his former club

Both teams finished Saturday's League Two clash with 10 men.

The veteran defender, who joined on loan from Aldershot this week, headed home a second-minute corner from Jim Paterson, only for Nahki Wells to convert an equaliser from a narrow angle after being put through by Will Atkinson midway through the first half.

Tom Eaves restored Rovers' lead after 33 minutes with a low drive from the edge of the box, but centre-back Carl McHugh levelled for the visitors again 10 minutes after the interval with a powerful header from a Gary Jones corner.

Michael Smith volleyed Rovers back in front for the third time, yet still Bradford refused to Buckle as James Hanson headed home a 68th minute equaliser.

The game erupted in injury time when an ugly touchline exchange ended with Bradford's Nathan Doyle sent off, while Rovers midfielder Wayne Brown was also dismissed for a second yellow.