Bradford City were the closest to three points this weekend, in what was a disappointing weekend for the three West Yorkshire sides.
City were at home to Scunthorpe United, who were coming to Valley Parade after a marathon FA Cup penalty shoot-out away at Worcester City in midweek. The Bantams had the better of the early exchanges, and Rory McArdle’s fantastic left foot finish put them ahead, just before half time. Jon Stead missed a glorious chance to double the Bantams lead, and increased Scunthorpe pressure led to an equaliser, in the 94th minute. Bradford are now unbeaten in 7 games, and sit just one point off the play-off places.
Leeds United managed to get a draw away at Nottingham Forest, in the late kick-off. Forest should have taken the lead in the first half, when Matty Fryatt scored, but the goal was ruled offside. Television replays showed that Sam Byram played Fryatt onside, and the goal should have stood. Fryatt got his goal on the stroke of halftime from close range, but Billy Sharp’s penalty secured a point for Leeds, leaving them 18th in the Championship.
Huddersfield Town ended their unbeaten run with a defeat away at Birmingham City. Gary Rowett’s side have been in good form recently, and a David Cotterill free kick 20 minutes before the end secured all three points for the home side, who have now won 5 of their last 8 games. Huddersfield sit 20th in the Championship, and if Brighton and Wigan start performing, Town could be in a spot of bother at the bottom of the table.