Peterborough United 1 Bradford City 1: Bantams snap losing skid

Bradford City's losing run is over but they were unable to hold on for a much-needed victory.

David Hopkin, Bradford City manager

Anthony O’Connor’s goal helped bottom club Bradford end a run of six straight League One defeats with a draw at promotion contenders Peterborough.

The Bantams were rewarded for a fast start and took the lead through O’Connor, before substitute Ivan Toney rescued a point for Posh in the 61st minute, despite furious protests from the visitors that he was offside.

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Posh goalkeeper Aaron Chapman had little to do for much of the match but was kept busy early on as he pushed aside a curled effort from Bradford debutant Paul Caddis and denied Jack Payne with his legs.

However, he was unable to keep out O’Connor’s low shot after Hope Akpan steered a loose ball in the area to him.

Siriki Dembele and Toney were brought on at half-time by Peterborough manager Steve Evans, and the latter latched on to Marcus Maddison’s long cross-field pass to shoot low into the net from inside the area.

Both sides pushed for a winner in the closing stages but had to settle for a point.