A few games back and Bradford City looked like a holed raft about to go over rocky rapids – things did NOT look good.

Stuck to the bottom of the table, seven points and many goals from safety, things still don’t look too rosy. Today the Bantams faced League One’s leading scorers in Peterborough, many fearing that a hiding was on the cards.

However, the West Yorkshire side were able to stem the recent haemorrhaging of goals, the very creditable 1-1 draw seeing them end a six-game losing streak. It was a streak so bare and laid open that had it been a person then they’d have been charged under public decency laws.

That six-game streak started with a 2-1 loss to Sunderland, took in 16 goals conceded and saw two four-goal pastings. Yet it is now over, the Peterborough parity seeing a steadily rocking craft being brought back level.

It was a much, much improved performance by Bradford City today, they led the Posh for much of the game thanks to the following 12th minute opener:

It wasn’t a magnificent performance, but there were flashes of magnificence. In all honesty it was a battling, hard-fought performance by the Bantams that was only marred by a controversial equaliser on the hour from Ivan Toney.

Toney was played through on goal by the impressive Marcus Maddison. the Peterborough striker making no mistake and sweeping it past Richard O’Donnell in the City goal. Protests aplenty followed, the Peterborough forward looking a long way offside. despite these protests, with David Hopkin discussing matters with the referee, the goal stood.

That is how the game ended, both sides playing their part in an entertaining encounter. It might have been a case of two points dropped for the Bantams, but the level of performance must give them hope going forwards.

Here’s how some of their fans reacted to the game, and the improved performance against Peterborough at the ABAX Stadium:


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