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Oakwell Stadium (ATT 8,729) 31st January 2005 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: A Penn

Barnsley Barnsley vs Bradford City Bradford

Tykes fight back for point

By Alex Livie.   Last Updated: 31/01/05 9:36pm

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Barnsley came from two goals down to secure a point against Yorkshire rivals Bradford.

The Bantams came into the game on the back of a perfect run in Yorkshire derbies this term and a brace from Dean Windass looked like being enough to extend their record, but they were undone by a second half fightback from The Tykes.

Michael Chopra and Antony Kay netted the goals that extended Barnsley's unbeaten run to 12 games.

Both sides traded blows early on, with Bradford having a goal chalked off on 12 minutes and Chopra hitting a post for Barnsley at the other end.

It was The Bantams who struck first, however, as Windass capitalised on an awful blunder from Kay, who made a hash of a backpass, before rounding the keeper and slotting home.

Bradford doubled their lead on 32 minutes, with Windass firing home from the penalty spot after Nicky Summerbee was felled on the edge of the area.

The Tykes came out strongly after the interval and Chopra netted a firecracker from 25 yards to afford the home side hope.

Barnsley fought hard for a leveller and they were rewarded late in the day when Kay popped up to bundle the ball home from close in and atone for his blunder earlier in the evening.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33

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