City hit back with ten men to shock play-off chasers Chesterfield this afternoon.

A fine finish from Gareth Evans 15 minutes from time earned Peter Taylor's side a battling point after Omar Daley was sent off.

Winger Ishmel Demontagnac broke a previously dour deadlock in the 51st minute, dancing round Jon McLaughlin to score from a Chesterfield counter-attack after a City free-kick broke down at the other end.

And the Bantams looked doomed when Daley was red-carded only nine minutes after coming off the bench.

Referee Anthony Taylor had a poor afternoon but was left with no choice other than to dismiss the Jamaican for an off-the-ball punch on full back Dan Gray.

Daley's three-game ban will mean his season is over - and he will miss the opener of the next one.

But within five minutes of his departure, Evans equalised from Michael Flynn's quick throw-in to set up a lively final quarter of an hour.

Suddenly City sensed an improbable away win and Adam Bolder and Evans both threatened.

But it needed a good save from McLaughlin to protect their point, tipping Mark Allott's header over the bar.

Chesterfield, who have now won only once in ten, will see it as two points dropped as their play-off hopes continue to fade.

But City showed their fighting spirit to rescue a result that seemed beyond them when Daley saw red.