DAVID Hopkin said he challenged his players at half time as they recovered from 2-0 down to grab an FA Cup second round replay against Peterborough.

Goals from Kelvin Mellor and substitute Luca Colville secured a replay at Valley Parade on Tuesday, December 11.

The comeback left head coach Hopkin delighted, as his side recovered from a 4-0 League One defeat at Lutyon on Tuesday night.

He said: "I challenged them at half time to make sure we were still in the hat on Monday night.

"We are looking forward to the replay in 10 days time. 

"We kept going and kept pushing, they are the traits that the players have now. 

"Kelvin was playing left centre baclk, what a fantastic strike. 

"I am delighted that we are still in the cup. 

"The players can take great positives and great heart from this."

Hopkin added he was looking forward to the replay at Valley Parade and did not give a specific preference for the side he would like to potentially play in round three.

He said: "Bradford fans will come out in their numbers for the replay. It should be a great occasion. The crowd will be behind us at home. 

"Any third round game for either us, or Peterborough, is massive financially."