Mark Hughes’ team rallied from behind against Grimsby Town in Sky Bet League Two, securing a point at the University of Bradford Stadium.
Shortly before half-time, Danny Rose’s header put Grimsby in the lead. However, in the dying moments of the game, Alex Gilliead’s impressive equaliser ensured a shared outcome in the early kick-off broadcasted live on Sky Sports.
The first half remained relatively uneventful, with the first shot on target not occurring until the 43rd minute. Despite controlling the game, the Mariners managed to take the lead.
Just before half-time, Toby Mullarkey delivered a precise cross to find Danny Rose just inside the six-yard box. Rose made no mistake, powering a header past Harry Lewis in the City net.
The Bantams emerged from half-time with a more direct approach, implementing a few tactical changes.
Bobby Pointon displayed a dynamic performance on City’s right-hand side, creating several opportunities and earning himself the in-stadium player of the match award.
City’s persistent pressure paid off, as they pushed hard for an equaliser during the second half.
In the 89th minute, Pointon sought to carve out space on the right flank before providing a pass to Gilliead on the edge of the area. Gilliead unleashed a precise strike into the bottom corner from outside the box, marking his second goal in his last two home matches against Grimsby.
Both teams vied for a potential late winner, and in the final moments, the Mariners had an opportunity to clinch victory. The ball fell favourably to Rose, but his attempt sailed over the bar.