The home team dominated much of the 90-minute encounter, creating numerous opportunities, but their efforts were thwarted by a resolute Wimbledon defence, resulting in both sides settling for a share of the spoils.
In the early minutes of the game, City came close to breaking the deadlock when Harry Chapman’s corner found Ciarán Kelly in the area. Despite Kelly’s left-footed volley being blocked, the hosts continued to apply pressure. A subsequent cross from Lewis Richards met Jonathan Tomkinson, whose effort narrowly missed the target, showcasing the Bantams’ early intent.
City maintained their attacking momentum, with Alex Gilliead testing Wimbledon’s goalkeeper, Alex Bass, with a powerful left-footed, long-range shot. Despite the pressure, both teams entered the halftime break on level terms, with Chapman’s free-kick attempt sailing wide after Jake Young was fouled just outside the area.
The hosts resumed the second half with determination, with Gilliead once again threatening the away side with a long-range effort that narrowly missed the target. As the game entered the final 20 minutes, City continued to press forward, and Calum Kavanagh’s dynamic play nearly resulted in a breakthrough. However, Wimbledon’s defence held firm, clearing a dangerous ball into the box as City sought a decisive goal.
Despite their persistent efforts, Graham Alexander’s men were unable to breach Wimbledon’s defence, leading to a goalless draw and both teams securing a point from the encounter.