Morecambe 1-1 Bradford City

Bradford City started life under Phil Parkinson with a last-gasp draw against Morecambe, who would have gone top of League Two with a win.

The Shrimps looked set for victory before Ross Hannah half-volleyed home from Jack Compton's clipped-in ball.

Izak Reid scored the opener, firing home from inside the area after City failed to clear their lines when Laurence Wilson's shot hit the post.

Shrimps keeper Barry Roche denied Jamie Devitt and James Hanson at 1-0.

The game was delayed for several minutes because Bradford's squad only arrived at the Globe Arena at 1430 BST.

Parkinson was appointed Bantams manager last Sunday but left caretaker boss Colin Cooper in charge for their Johnstone's Paint Trophy penalty shoot-out win over Sheffield Wednesday two days later.


Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"The cooker broke down on the bus, we couldn't have any food so we had to stop at the services, then the traffic delayed us, but we got to the ground and I told the lads there were no excuses and they put in a good performance.

"Coming here to a side that have won four on the bounce, flying high, full of confidence it was always going to be a difficult game, but over the course of the game the point was the least we deserved.

"Given how late we scored it did feel a little bit sweeter."

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