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in the first 15-20 minutes but after I thought we were tremendous.
“We talk about performance levels, so when we get the performance and miss out on the win you can’t really complain.
“I’m not sure there’s much more the lads could have done.”
Ryan’s long-range freekick gave Fleetwood the perfect start on three minutes – albeit fortunately, after a gust of wind caused backpedalling keeper Ben Williams to fumble into his own net.
Bradford were level when Cole led a fast-paced counterattack on 20 minutes though, the pacey striker releasing Josh Morris on the left who pulled back for Hanson to tap in from close-range.
Cole then had two great chances of his own, heading wide from Stephen Darby’s cross with the goal gaping on 56 minutes before hitting the post after a clever turn in the area ten minutes later.
Evans’ 94th-minute freekick looked to have won it for Bradford, but after the offside flag curtailed the visitors’ celebrations, Fleetwood boss Graham Alexander thought it was a fair result.
“It’s a good point,” he said. “It was a good old-fashioned English league game. Both teams competed really hard and a draw is probably a fair result.
“The players know they’ve been in a game but so do Bradford. That’s what it takes, that’s how hard a point is to earn. You have to come off with bumps and bruises.
“It’s a different game from what we’ve played recently. It’s one we stood up to.
“Sometimes you can feel sorry for yourself after conceding like we did, from a counter-attack, but they kept it up for another hour. I'm proud of them.”
STAR MAN JOSH MORRI