Bradford City are a side on a slide, that is something that cannot be really argued against. You’d have to find a very stalwart Bantams fan to argue the opposite.

Entrenched at the foot of the table, seven points and 19 goals from safety, life for a City fan cuts a very distressing picture. After a battling display last time out at home to league leaders Portsmouth, where only laxness saw them lose 1-0, next up in the league is a tie against Peterborough.

The Posh are the division’s leading scorers, having netted 33 times already this campaign, and will provide the Bantams with a stern test of their mettle. However, ahead of that match up was today’s trip to Aldershot in the first round of the FA Cup.

As such, a game like this offered the beleaguered West Yorkshire side a welcome distraction from the league. Against non-league opponents there is always that chance that the clichéd ‘magic of the Cup’ will play against the higher-tier side, upsetting the odds as such.

For much of the game, that’s the scenario that played out at Aldershot’s Recreation Ground. The home side were in front as early as the game’s 12th minute:

It was a game that City were then chasing against the Vanarama National side, but it was an even-sided tussle all the same. City piled on the pressure as they looked to avoid an upset, and that pressure eventually paid off as Nathaniel Knight-Percival (72′) equalised to spare the Bantams’ blushes.

However, with many fans not happy about the current ownership model at Valley Parade, the draw hasn’t gone down universally well across social media. Here’s what City fans are saying over on Twitter:


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