BRADFORD Town surrendered a two-goal lead away to draw 2-2 away at Bitton as they continued their inconsistent season in the Toolstation League Premier Division with a performance that summed up their season so far.

Manager Wayne Thorne made three changes to the team that beat Roman Glass St George 2-0 last time out as Martin Lenihan, Charlie Maddison and Tom Stocks came in for James Rustell, Lee Hartshorn and Dan Price.

After going 2-0 up prior to half-time, the Bobcats started the second period slowly and found their lead wiped out within 10 minutes of the restart.

Will Hailstone had given Bradford the lead early on, although Bitton felt the goal should not have stood as they deemed there to be a foul in the build up, before Martin Lenihan doubled the visitors’ lead before the break.

Dean Griffiths scored two minutes after half-time while Jon Egan struck shortly afterwards to wipe out Bradford’s lead and render their sparkling first-half performance worthless.

Bradford’s day got worse as star striker Will Hailstone was forced off early with a hamstring injury and is in doubt for their three remaining fixtures in 2018.

The result leaves Bradford in ninth in the table on 25 points from their opening 18 games.

Town will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday as they host second-bottom Hengrove Athletic at Trowbridge Road.

The last time the two clubs went head to head, the game ended in a 2-2 draw as Bradford twice battled back from behind through goals from Karim Rendall and Martin Lenihan.

Bradford will be confident of claiming all three points this time around, though, as Hengrove have only won twice all season, their last victory coming in early November against struggling Wellington.

Following Hengrove, Bradford face a local derby against unbeaten Westbury United on Boxing Day before hosting second-place Bridgwater Town on Saturday 29.