February 2, 2013
Spot-on Parkin nets Cod Army point
League Two play-off contenders Fleetwood and Bradford shared the points in a 2-2 draw at Highbury.
The hosts grabbed the lead midway through the first half. After Junior Brown's effort was tipped around the post by City goalkeeper Matt Duke, Alan Goodall headed home at the near post from the resulting corner.
But the Capital One Cup finalists turned the game on its head with goals either side of half-time.
Nathan Pond brought down Bradford skipper Gary Jones 25 yards out and Nahki Wells' free-kick floated beautifully over the wall and past Scott Davies in the Fleetwood goal.
Shortly after the break the visitors took the lead. Will Atkinson's long ball eluded Brown and Shaun Beeley and substitute Ryan Dickson capitalised to shoot low past Davies.
The home side were handed a way back into the game with 15 minutes remaining when James Hanson handled the ball in the box. Jon Parkin blasted home from the penalty spot.
Both sides had chances to snatch victory in five minutes of added time. Ryan Crowther blasted over for the home side before Kyel Reid launched a cross from the left, but nobody was in the box trying to get that vital touch.
|Fleetwood Town||Bradford City|
|1 Scott Davies||12 Matt Duke|
|13 Alan Goodall||22 Michael Nelson|
|25 Robert Atkinson||23 Rory McArdle|
|12 Junior Brown||2 Stephen Darby|
|2 Shaun Beesley||16 Carl McHugh|
|37 Paul McKenna||18 Gary Jones|
|18 Jamie McGuire||11 Garry Thompson|
|32 Gareth Evans||24 Nathan Doyle|
|6 Nathan Pond||14 Will Atkinson|
|21 Jamie Allen||9 James Hanson|
|10 Jamille Matt||21 Nahki Wells|
|33 David Lucas||Jon McLaughlan 1|
|15 Conor McLaughlin||Ryan Dickson 15|
|4 Anthony Barry||Richard Ravenhill 4|
|24 Ryan Crowther||Kyel Reid 7|
|35 Mozefh Tyorio||Andy Gray 10|
|9 Jon Parkin||Alan Connell 17|
|26 David Ball||Zavon Hines 20|
|Ryan Crowther for Gareth Evans (46)||Ryan Dickson for Rory McArdle (41)|
|Conor McLaughlin for Shaun Beesley (59)||Kyel Reid for Garry Thompson (80)|
|Jon Parkin for Jamie Allen (63)||Andy Gray for Nahki Wells (85)|
|Paul McKenna (85)|
|· Squads: Fleetwood Town | Bradford City|