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PARKINSON PLEASED WITH SECOND HALF FIGHT-BACK

11 March 2015

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson was pleased with City's second half display after they came from behind to earn a point at Coventry City.

Half time substitute Mark Yeates' fabulous free-kick twenty-five minutes after the restart cancelled out Coventry's opener on the stroke of the break from Frank Nouble.

The draw moves Parkinson's men to within a point of the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Offs, while City also still have a game in hand on sixth-placed Doncaster Rovers.

Parkinson said: "We were magnificent in the second period and we probably deserved to win it on the balance of play.

"We played some tremendous stuff on a pitch that was fairly firm and bobbly.

"We asked the lads at half time to just take care a bit more with the ball when in possession, and they did that.

"We pinned them in for long periods and we kind of mastered the pitch in the second period because it was a different kind of surface to the one we have at home.

"On a difficult surface, I don't think there was too much in the first period until the last ten minutes when we came up second best.

"It was always going to be tough tonight (Tuesday) because Coventry are fighting for their lives and Tony (Mowbray) has come in and given them new belief.

"We didn't give them an easy night though, certainly in the second half."

Yeates' stunning set-piece goal capped an impressive second half showing from the Irishman.

Parkinson added: "It was a good goal from him - a great finish from a set-pieces situation - and I was pleased with his performance.

"Him and Mez (James Meredith) on that left hand side really caused their right back Matthew Pennington some problems."



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