BRADFORD Town boss Danny Greaves admitted there was just a twinge of disappointment in the air despite his side extending their unbeaten start to the Toolstation Premier Division season to a sixth game at the weekend.

The Trowbridge Road side shared a 2-2 draw at Shepton Mallet to make it 14 points collected since losing 4-3 at home to Bath-based rivals Odd Down in the FA Cup in their season opener.

Bradford were quick out of the blocks against Shepton and Will Hailstone headed them in front after 16 minutes, with Dan Cottle doubling the advantage shortly afterwards.

However, the visitors could not sustain their momentum and Ashley Willmott halved the deficit for Shepton prior to the interval before Craig Loxton restored parity on the scoreboard 10 minutes after the restart to ensure it finished all-square.

“The Wednesday before the Shepton game we beat Chipping Sodbury and if we’d been offered four points from the two games beforehand, I’d certainly have taken it, but with the way Saturday unfolded, I am a little bit disappointed,” said Greaves.

“We got off to a great start, scored two good goals and were in control but we couldn’t quite keep that up all the way through, unfortunately.

“The lads are in confident mood at the moment. We have bounced back well from the disappointment of the FA Cup in the first game of the season.

“We are in good form but we are not getting carried away. We started the league season with a 16-match unbeaten run last year and we only ended up finishing fifth.

“We know the importance of trying to play well right through the season because the target is to try to improve on what we did last year.”

Bradford are back on home soil this weekend, the first of two games at Trowbridge Road in quick succession. First, they renew hostilities with Odd Down on Saturday before Cadbury Heath come to Town on Wednesday.

Greaves added: “We like playing at home but we can’t look any further than Odd Down and we know that will be an extremely tough game.

“We are out to try to put right where we went wrong in the FA Cup so we’re looking forward to the game.”

Elsewhere, Melksham Town picked up just one point from two games, losing 2-0 at home to Bitton on Monday after a 2-2 draw at Buckland Athletic over the weekend.

After a goalless first half against Bitton, Kieran Baggs’ Melksham were seemingly given the initiative when Joe McLennan was sent off for the visitors.

However, that galvanised Bitton and they scored two late goals through Josh Morgan-Williams and Tom Knighton to steal the points.

Melksham had earlier been forced to come from behind twice to earn a draw at Buckland.

Jared Lewington’s opener for the home side was cancelled out by Dan Demkiv in the first minute of the second half.

Buckland were then reduced to 10 men as Liam Drew was given his marching orders, although they still got their noses in front again through Liam Head.

The visitors were not to be denied a share of the spoils, though, and Oliver Webb netted a second equaliser with 25 minutes to go.

Melksham are back at Oakfields on Saturday when they host Street before travelling to Brislington on Tuesday night.