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.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

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."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Morecambe

  • 01 Roche
  • 02 Fenton Booked
  • 15 McCready
  • 19 Wilson Booked
  • 22 Parrish
  • 07 Reid
  • 11 Ellison
  • 16 Drummond
  • 18 McDonald
  • 10 Jevons (Alessandra - 80' )
  • 30 Carlton (Hunter - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Routledge
  • 26 Parkinson
  • 27 Charnock
  • 08 Hunter
  • 09 Alessandra

Bradford

  • 34 Duke
  • 05 Branston
  • 06 Oliver
  • 16 Mitchell (Devitt - 59' )
  • 24 Moore
  • 28 Threlfall
  • 04 Flynn
  • 08 Jones
  • 32 Reid (Compton - 70' )
  • 07 Stewart Booked (Hannah - 70' )
  • 09 Hanson

Substitutes

  • 31 Jansson
  • 15 Hunt
  • 35 Devitt
  • 10 Hannah
  • 11 Compton
Ref: Haines
Att: 4,025

Match Stats

Shots

18 18

On target

6 9

Corners

5 2

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:56 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:49

Assist by Jack Compton.

90:00 +2:49 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross Hannah - Morecambe 1 - 1 Bradford Ross Hannah scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-1 Bradford.

90:00 +2:46

The ball is swung over by Jack Compton,

90:00 +2:27

The ball is swung over by Jamie Devitt, clearance made by Nick Fenton.

90:00 +1:32

Jack Compton crosses the ball, blocked by Andy Parrish.

90:00 +1:13

Michael Flynn takes a shot. Andy Parrish gets a block in.

89:40

Stewart Drummond takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

89:20

Inswinging corner taken by Laurence Wilson from the right by-line, Guy Branston manages to make a clearance.

89:01

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

86:51

The ball is delivered by Liam Moore, Chris McCready makes a clearance.

85:36

Shot from deep inside the area by Lewis Alessandra clears the bar.

84:31

Lewis Alessandra takes a shot. Save by Matt Duke.

84:03

Jamie Devitt takes a shot. Save by Barry Roche.

82:37 Substitution

Substitution (Morecambe) makes a substitution, with Garry Hunter coming on for Danny Carlton.

81:26

Jack Compton crosses the ball, Andy Parrish gets a block in.

79:36 Substitution

Substitution Lewis Alessandra comes on in place of Phil Jevons.

78:00

Jack Compton has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

77:24

The ball is delivered by Robbie Threlfall, save by Barry Roche.

77:11

The ball is crossed by Jack Compton, Stewart Drummond gets a block in.

76:59

Jack Compton sends in a cross, Stewart Drummond makes a clearance.

75:50

Corner taken by Laurence Wilson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Michael Flynn.

75:45

Kevin Ellison crosses the ball, clearance made by Robbie Threlfall.

73:41

Robbie Threlfall delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

73:41 Booking

Booking Laurence Wilson shown a yellow card.

73:18

Unfair challenge on Ross Hannah by Laurence Wilson results in a free kick.

72:49

Corner taken right-footed by Izak Reid, Guy Branston makes a clearance.

72:04

Corner taken left-footed by Laurence Wilson, Jamie Devitt makes a clearance.

71:50

A cross is delivered by Liam Moore, clearance by Chris McCready.

71:04

Ross Hannah produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

70:25

Gary McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Flynn. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

69:33 Substitution

Substitution Jack Compton replaces Kyel Reid.

69:33 Substitution

Substitution Ross Hannah is brought on as a substitute for Mark Stewart.

69:05

Shot on goal by Stewart Drummond from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

68:39

Izak Reid produces a cross, Phil Jevons takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Clearance by Guy Branston.

68:35

Centre by Kevin Ellison.

67:51

Danny Carlton has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide of the right-hand post.

66:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Ellison on Jamie Devitt. Robbie Threlfall delivers the ball, James Hanson takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a brilliant save.

64:49

Nick Fenton challenges James Hanson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jamie Devitt has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Barry Roche. A cross is delivered by Ritchie Jones, clearance by Stewart Drummond.

64:12

Danny Carlton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Guy Branston. Matt Duke takes the direct free kick.

63:29

Laurence Wilson sends in a cross.

62:33

Liam Moore takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

61:49

Centre by Robbie Threlfall, Nick Fenton makes a clearance.

60:24

Headed effort on goal by Kevin Ellison from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

59:46

Unfair challenge on Andy Parrish by Robbie Threlfall results in a free kick. Andy Parrish takes the direct free kick.

58:44 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Devitt joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Mitchell.

58:33

Kyel Reid produces a cross.

58:22

Kyel Reid delivers the ball, Nick Fenton makes a clearance.

56:38

Danny Carlton takes a shot. Save made by Matt Duke.

56:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Izak Reid - Morecambe 1 - 0 Bradford A goal is scored by Izak Reid from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Morecambe 1-0 Bradford.

56:34

Laurence Wilson takes a shot.

56:27

Phil Jevons sends in a cross, Liam Moore manages to make a clearance.

55:48

Izak Reid takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Michael Flynn.

55:29

Effort from outside the penalty area by Liam Moore goes wide left of the target.

54:57

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Barry Roche makes a save.

53:40

Gary McDonald crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Izak Reid misses to the right of the target.

52:37

Kevin Ellison takes a shot. Comfortable save by Matt Duke.

52:24

Mark Stewart produces a cross, clearance by Izak Reid.

51:36

The ball is swung over by Izak Reid, Kevin Ellison has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

50:46

Luke Oliver has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

50:08

Chris Mitchell takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Ellison.

47:02

The ball is swung over by Chris Mitchell, Chris McCready makes a clearance.

46:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Phil Jevons. Matt Duke takes the free kick.

46:16

Michael Flynn takes a shot. Blocked by Izak Reid.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:09 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:27

Mark Stewart takes a shot. Blocked by Nick Fenton.

43:40

Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

43:40 Booking

Booking Mark Stewart is cautioned.

43:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Stewart on Barry Roche.

42:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ritchie Jones by Gary McDonald. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

41:14

Shot from just outside the area by Kevin Ellison goes over the bar.

38:50

Robbie Threlfall fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

38:50 Booking

Booking The referee books Nick Fenton for unsporting behaviour.

38:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Stewart by Nick Fenton.

36:38

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Mitchell, clearance by Nick Fenton.

33:19

Chris Mitchell has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

32:54

Stewart Drummond sends in a cross.

30:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn by Stewart Drummond. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

29:45

The ball is crossed by Stewart Drummond.

29:26

A cross is delivered by Izak Reid, Ritchie Jones manages to make a clearance.

26:44

Laurence Wilson produces a cross, clearance made by Kyel Reid.

26:12

Kyel Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Parrish. Andy Parrish takes the free kick.

24:01

The ball is swung over by Danny Carlton, comfortable save by Matt Duke.

22:36

Stewart Drummond takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

22:01

Mark Stewart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary McDonald. Izak Reid takes the direct free kick.

20:09

James Hanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris McCready. Direct free kick taken by Barry Roche.

18:56

Michael Flynn concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary McDonald. Andy Parrish restarts play with the free kick.

18:21

Kyel Reid handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Roche.

16:45

Nick Fenton fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Nick Fenton takes the free kick.

15:38

Phil Jevons takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.

15:03

The ball is crossed by Liam Moore, save made by Barry Roche.

10:55

A cross is delivered by Kyel Reid.

10:11

Stewart Drummond produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

9:07

Guy Branston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Phil Jevons. Free kick crossed left-footed by Laurence Wilson, clearance made by Kyel Reid.

8:52

The ball is crossed by Chris Mitchell, Barry Roche makes a comfortable save.

7:09

Effort from outside the penalty area by James Hanson goes wide left of the goal.

4:08

Effort on goal by Mark Stewart from just inside the area clears the bar.

2:37

Michael Flynn fouled by Danny Carlton, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Duke.

1:54

A cross is delivered by Robbie Threlfall.

1:01

Mark Stewart takes a shot. Chris McCready gets a block in.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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