DAVID Hopkin felt City passed a test of character in today’s goalless draw with Plymouth at Valley Parade.

Argyle keeper Kyle Letheren denied them the victory that would have lifted the Bantams out of League One’s bottom four.

But Hopkin was pleased with how his team responded after last week’s frustrating home loss to Fleetwood.

He said: “I asked the players for a performance and they’ve given it.

“I asked them if they could come here and play in front of the (home) fans again and make sure we’re all positive. I thought the fans were fantastic again.

“It was a big test of character. We’ve had one goal against in three games and with a wee bit of better finishing today, the width of the post, we could have won the game.

“They came back here and showed they are very good players and we have the makings of a good team.

“Some of our movement and play was great. The roof would have come off Valley Parade if David Ball had scored at the end.”

Ball struck the post early in the second half and was denied a second stoppage-time winner in three home games by a superb block from Plymouth defender Niall Canavan.

Letheren also thwarted City with a fine save from Eoin Doyle’s header as well as keeping out efforts from Paul Caddis and sub Jermaine Anderson.

Hopkin added: “We knew it was going to be tough. Plymouth came here to try and win the game but the longer it went on, I think they’d have settled for a point.

“There was only one team going to win it in the end.”