GARY Bowyer admitted that City were undone by soft goals for the second week running after their 2-2 draw with Scunthorpe.

The Bantams looked to be well on the way for a 10th home win when they led 2-0 through Hope Akpan and James Vaughan midway through the first half.

But the visitors hit back to grab a share of the spoils they more than deserved.

After conceding two poor goals in last week’s loss at Crawley, Bowyer was again annoyed at the manner of Scunthorpe’s fightback.

He said: “The game doesn’t end at 3.25pm and there was a hell of a lot of football left to play.

“You’ve got to give credit to Scunthorpe who played well. But when we got ourselves in that lead it’s something we should have done better.

“The manner of both the goals we conceded were poor.

“We’ve been so good defensively and I wasn’t impressed. But it happens throughout the course of the season that one or two have dips and you concede soft goals.

“We had to dig in at certain times and I was pleased with how Luke McGee settled in and the saves he made, in the first half in particular.”

Bowyer was impressed with keeper McGee’s debut on loan from Portsmouth, which featured two superb blocks to deny former Bantam George Miller.

“I thought his starting position for the first one was excellent and he had to do another when we didn’t defend the ball very well,” added Bowyer.

“He was probably called upon too early for my liking.

“But it shows what a good goalkeeper he is that while he’s not played in the league for as long as he has, he can still produce the performance that he has done today.

“We’ve got to dust ourselves down, learn from the lessons today and go again on Tuesday at Colchester.”

Bowyer and assistant Martin Drury were both booked by referee Anthony Backhouse on the advice of fourth official Barry Gordon.

Bowyer said: "I've got to be careful what I say. But they shouldn't have been yellow cards."