Football

.

Yates happy with battling Robins

Published Add your comment

Manager Mark Yates praised Cheltenham's character and spirit after watching his side come from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at Bradford.

James O'Brien's goal gave the hosts the half-time lead but Town seized the initiative after the break and were awarded a penalty after 53 minutes when defender Steve Williams fouled Justin Richards - and he picked himself up to convert the spot kick.

Former Cheltenham player Yates, who took over as manager just over a week ago and saw his side win at Dagenham in his first match in charge, said: "Bradford is a really tough place to come and we were depleted with a couple of players out of action, but our players were very good. The commitment was there."

He added: "The pitch was not conducive to good football, but we tried and started the game really well. We gave away a soft goal, but we showed great character in the second half.

"The mistake we made for the Bradford goal could have cost us, but we showed great spirit to come back and share the points. It's difficult against a decent team supported by a big crowd."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Justin Richards
Football
Steve Williams
Cheltenham Town
Bradford City
James O'Brien
League Two

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again