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Mixed emotions after dramatic draw

9 March 2013

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson had a mixture of emotions after City's dramatic draw with Aldershot Town at the Coral Windows Stadium.

Delight at his side's overall performance, frustration that City couldn't turn their near total domination into victory and relief at Alan Connell's late,late equaliser - they were all there for Parkinson post-match after the Aldershot encounter.

Reflecting on the game afterwards, Parkinson commented: "We've dominated the whole game really.

"Zavon (Hines) has had two great shots saved in the first half but then we got hit with a sucker-punch - a soft goal to give away from our point of view. 

"There was no real pace on the delivery and it shouldn't have ended up in the back of our net.

"It was important that we didn't feel sorry for ourselves at half time though. Sometimes when a visiting team scores right on the break, it can give them a massive lift and the home side can become a little bit deflated.

"It was important that we didn't let that happen. I thought Aldershot started the second half in a spirited fashion but we then grabbed the game by the scuff of the neck. 

"I feel the lads did absolutely everything they could to get back into the game at that stage.

"Not only did Jamie Young play well for them, their second 'keeper - Glenn Morris - also made some great saves as well, so it was frustrating at times.

"We will have to take the point though.

"Aldershot will probably feel a bit aggrieved with our goal coming so late in the match but, when they look back at the match DVD, I think they'll have to agree that a point was the least we deserved.

"We're still kept the points ticking over - it's four games unbeaten for us now since the cup final - and we're remain roughly in the same position in the league as we were before the match.

"I have to say as well that the spirit within the camp was also great to see. The way the lads kept driving on in very heavy and very difficult conditions was outstanding. 

"That aspect, among other things, was a plus point for us to take from the game."

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