Bradford's David Syers headed in a late equaliser to earn a point against 10-man Hereford.

The home side fell behind when they failed to clear Tom Barkhuizen's long throw, allowing Delroy Facey to cross for Byron Anthony to head home.

Syers equalised for the Bantams, heading into the far corner from Will Atkinson's corner.

Ben Purkiss was sent off for a second bookable offence before Bradford's Marcel Seip saw his late shot saved.

The game was watched by 17,014 fans, the highest attendance in League Two this season, after Bradford cut ticket prices to £1.

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Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson tells BBC Radio Leeds:

"I think we did enough to win the game really.

"Once again we've responded in good fashion and got the equaliser.

"Every game is a scrap for every ball. It's not going to be easy and free flowing as we'd all like but we've got to make sure that we compete and when the balls goes in the box we've got to show that desire that Syers showed today."

Hereford manager Jamie Pitman told BBC Hereford & Worcester:

"I'm so disappointed for them. Having performed so well and worked so hard, we need to pick up some wins. We lacked that little bit right at the end there.

"We've had to patch a team together. They've certainly competed against a side who put us under quite a bit of pressure at times.

"It's so hard to get a consistent team out. Throughout the side today I felt there were some battling performances."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Bradford City

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 22 Bullock
  • 24 Kozluk
  • 36 Seip
  • 38 Davies
  • 08 Jones
  • 11 Smalley (Atkinson - 81' )
  • 14 Ravenhill
  • 32 Reid
  • 04 Flynn (Syers - 65' )
  • 21 Wells (Hannah - 89' )

Substitutes

  • 15 Annerson
  • 03 Fry
  • 23 Syers
  • 30 Atkinson
  • 10 Hannah

Hereford United

  • 28 Cornell
  • 12 Purkiss Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 18 Clist
  • 22 Anthony
  • 34 Evans
  • 06 Purdie
  • 08 Featherstone
  • 11 Lunt (Pell - 88' )
  • 19 Taylor (Colbeck - 70' Booked )
  • 21 Barkh'zen
  • 10 Facey

Substitutes

  • 01 Bartlett
  • 04 Pell
  • 17 Colbeck
  • 09 Arquin
  • 25 Elder
Ref: Haines
Att: 17,014

Match Stats

Shots

8 4

On target

3 3

Corners

9 8

Fouls

12 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +4:29

Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

90:00 +4:29 Booking

Booking Joe Colbeck booked for unsporting behaviour.

90:00 +4:22

Joe Colbeck is ruled offside.

90:00 +3:54

Corner taken by Joe Colbeck, clearance made by Ritchie Jones.

90:00 +3:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Harry Pell by Kyel Reid. Will Evans takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +1:18

Marcel Seip takes a shot. David Cornell makes a comfortable save.

90:00 +0:21

Free kick taken by Kyel Reid.

90:00 +0:21 Dismissal

Dismissal Ben Purkiss is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence.

90:00 +0:14

Kyel Reid fouled by Ben Purkiss, the ref awards a free kick.

88:37 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Ross Hannah coming on for Nahki Wells.

88:00

Assist by Will Atkinson.

88:00 Goal scored

Goal! - David Syers - Bradford 1 - 1 Hereford David Syers grabs a headed goal from close in. Bradford 1-1 Hereford.

87:10

Outswinging corner taken by Will Atkinson from the left by-line,

87:10 Substitution

Substitution Kenny Lunt goes off and Harry Pell comes on.

86:47

Andrew Davies takes a shot. Clearance by Kenny Lunt.

84:16

The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid, comfortable save by David Cornell.

81:58

Delroy Facey provided the assist for the goal.

81:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Byron Anthony - Bradford 0 - 1 Hereford Byron Anthony finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Bradford 0-1 Hereford.

80:38 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Will Atkinson coming on for Deane Smalley.

79:12

Nahki Wells challenges Ben Purkiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Cornell.

78:45

Kyel Reid takes a short corner.

77:45

Effort on goal by Deane Smalley from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

76:43

Richard Ravenhill concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Purkiss. David Cornell restarts play with the free kick.

75:21

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kyel Reid from the left by-line, Byron Anthony manages to make a clearance.

73:07

Foul by Ben Purkiss on Kyel Reid, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

69:50 Substitution

Substitution Joe Colbeck joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lyle Taylor.

69:00

Inswinging corner taken by Simon Clist from the right by-line.

66:49

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Clist.

66:16

Foul by David Syers on Tom Barkhuizen, free kick awarded. Simon Clist takes the direct free kick.

63:33 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with David Syers coming on for Michael Flynn.

63:33 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Ben Purkiss for unsporting behaviour.

61:14

Corner taken left-footed by Simon Clist from the right by-line, Jon McLaughlin makes a comfortable save.

60:03

Andrew Davies takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.

58:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lyle Taylor by Marcel Seip. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Tom Barkhuizen, clearance made by Marcel Seip.

56:31

Foul by Byron Anthony on Nahki Wells, free kick awarded. Kyel Reid restarts play with the free kick, Effort on goal by Lee Bullock from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

54:54

Deane Smalley fouled by Lyle Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

54:04

Short corner taken by Simon Clist from the left by-line.

53:31

Outswinging corner taken by Simon Clist from the left by-line, clearance made by Andrew Davies.

49:37

The ball is crossed by Michael Flynn, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Andrew Davies goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

47:21

Lyle Taylor has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

46:41

Lyle Taylor fouled by Richard Ravenhill, the ref awards a free kick. Will Evans takes the free kick.

45:20

Nahki Wells is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +1:28 Half time

Half Time The half-time whistle blows.

45:00 +0:59

Inswinging corner taken by Kyel Reid, comfortable save by David Cornell.

39:02

Short corner taken by Simon Clist.

37:57

Ritchie Jones produces a left-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

34:41

Foul by Delroy Facey on Deane Smalley, free kick awarded. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

33:39

Marcel Seip challenges Delroy Facey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Purkiss crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Andrew Davies.

31:58

Nicky Featherstone takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

30:58

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Cornell.

30:31

Andrew Davies fouled by Lyle Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

29:30

Inswinging corner taken by Kyel Reid, Nahki Wells challenges Ben Purkiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Cornell.

28:14

Andrew Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Will Evans. Direct free kick taken by Byron Anthony.

27:38

Kyel Reid takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Kenny Lunt.

27:26

The ball is swung over by Kyel Reid, save made by David Cornell.

24:20

Corner taken right-footed by Kyel Reid.

23:53

Inswinging corner taken by Kyel Reid from the right by-line played to the near post, Robert Purdie manages to make a clearance.

15:58

Unfair challenge on Tom Barkhuizen by Marcel Seip results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Barkhuizen.

14:37

Simon Clist concedes a free kick for a foul on Deane Smalley. Free kick taken by Kyel Reid.

9:16

Unfair challenge on Michael Flynn by Simon Clist results in a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

4:22

Unfair challenge on Byron Anthony by Nahki Wells results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Cornell.

3:28

Corner taken by Michael Flynn from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Robert Purdie.

2:42

Simon Clist fouled by Michael Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. David Cornell takes the free kick.

1:13

Centre by Simon Clist, save by Jon McLaughlin.

1:00

Simon Clist takes a short corner.

0:37

Robert Purdie has a drilled shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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