IF Bradford (Park Avenue) had lost against Chester, it would not have sat right with Mark Bower.

His team snatched a last-gasp equaliser through an own goal to ensure the game finished 3-3.

A controversial spot kick, which taker Danny Elliott scored the rebound from, allowed the visitors to take the lead before John Johnston made it two late on in the opening period.

Quickfire strikes from Luca Havern and Lewis Knight (pictured) set up a tense finale, and defender Jamie Morgan thought he had grabbed the winner with a superb 89th minute volley.

Not to be beaten, the hosts rallied to guarantee the honours were shared come the final whistle.

Bower said: "When they score right at the end, you are thinking it would be a travesty if we had not got anything from that game.

"It is never a penalty in a million years. Luca reads what he is going to do and jumps out of his way then the lad throws his leg into him to initiate some contact.

"It rocked us for 15 minutes and we were under pressure. Lewis went through one on one and had a great chance.

"You come into half time and we were well in it. You have conceded to a really poor penalty decision and a cross which has floated into the top corner.

"The lads came out and were aggressive, well on top, and deservedly got to 2-2. They had plenty of chances after that and it felt like that third one was coming.

"They scored a great goal, credit to the lad. The players responded and showed that bit of composure, which they lacked 20 minutes prior, to work an opening. We deserved that little slice of luck for their lad to put it in (Josh Askew).

"If you watched that game you wouldn’t be able to tell who was second in the league and who was where we are (14th)."

On Nicky Clee's man of the match display, Bower added: "The quality he has on the ball is why he was playing midfield because we know he can dictate games with his passing. 

"He had a little bit more time at left back. He is 37 and in the 91st minute he is still overlapping and making the goal for us, that shows the type of character he is."