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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 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16

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