City blew a two-goal lead late on as they were held to a third successive away draw at Northampton.

Simon Ramsden and Michael Boulding - with his first goal of the season - had set City well on the way to victory.

But Northampton hit back twice in the last 13 minutes as the Bantams had to settle for their fourth draw in five games.

There were few chances in a scrappy first half. Steve Guinan and Luke Guttridge fired over for Northampton while Scott Neilson wasted City's best opportunith with a lack of composure inside the box.

The game improved considerably after the break - and within nine minutes of the re-start City found themselves two up.

There was a touch of good fortune about the 50th-minute opener as Ramsden's left footer took a deflection to totally wrong-foot keeper Chris Dunn.

But Northampton could have no complaints about the quality of their second as Boulding whipped home a crisp volley from a flick from Lee Bullock, his surprise attacking partner in the absence of the ill James Hanson.

Boulding went close to scoring again before Northampton pulled one back through sub Alex Dyer.

City had 13 minutes to see the game through. But in the final minute of normal time, Northampton levelled as right back John Johnson headed home from a free-kick.

The unbeaten run is now up to nine but this was a case of two points dropped.