In yesterday’s Sky Bet League Two match, Bradford City managed to salvage a point after falling behind against Harrogate Town. Despite conceding a goal with less than 15 minutes remaining, Jamie Walker’s header in stoppage time secured a draw for the Bantams.
The hosts began the game with a strong display of possession. The first significant opportunity came in the 20th minute when Walker’s shot narrowly missed the post.
In the 36th minute, Lewis Richards unleashed a powerful half-volley that sailed over the bar, capitalizing on a fortuitous ball inside the box. Just before half-time, Walker, who had shown promise at a blustery Valley Parade, saw another attempt saved.
City maintained their dominance going into the interval, with Harrogate having limited counter-attacking chances.
After the break, the first notable chance fell to Clarke Oduor as City sought the opener. He cleverly shifted his position from left to right in order to create shooting space, but the ball sailed wide of the post.
Chisom Afoka, making his inaugural league start in claret and amber, impressively outplayed his opponent down the left flank and delivered a quality cross into the box. Walker struck it on the half-volley, but it veered wide of the post.
City continued to press for the opening goal. Afoka threatened once more, beating his defender to unleash a shot that was parried away by Mark Oxley in the Harrogate goal.
However, in the 78th minute, Harrogate unexpectedly took the lead.
Following a scramble in the City area, Matty Daly slotted the ball into the back of Harry Lewis’ net.
Mark Hughes’ side persisted in their quest for an equaliser well into stoppage time and ultimately found it in the 95th minute of the game.
Walker connected with a free-kick from Brad Halliday and deftly headed the ball past Oxley, levelling the game and rescuing a crucial point.