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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 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40

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