BRADFORD City manager Stuart McCall felt his side were worthy winners against Swindon Town despite leaving it late to snatch all three points on Saturday.
Two goals in the final five minutes from striker Charlie Wyke helped the Bantams turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 victory at Valley Parade as McCall’s men kept up their promotion push in League One.
Nicky Ajose had put Town in front in the closing stages in Yorkshire, although that was from one of two shots on target from the visitors on the day.
Bradford, meanwhile, sent in 23 shots on the Swindon goal in total and only the woodwork prevented them from leading at the break, with the post coming to the visitors’ rescue from a powerful Wyke header at the back post.
Bantams boss McCall heaped praised on his side’s match-winner and felt the late turnaround was exactly what they deserved for their efforts throughout the match.
“That is probably the most I’ve celebrated a goal in a long time. It was such a relief when the ball broke to Charlie and he put it in the back of the net,” said McCall, of Wyke’s winning goal.
“Although we went in at the break at 0-0, we’ve hit the post through Charlie and had some great chances, especially from set-pieces.
“The second period was a similar story, really. We’ve made some more scoring opportunities and their keeper has made some good saves.
“As we’ve pushed, though, it has maybe left us a little bit open, and they have scored a really good goal.
“On top of his goals, I thought Charlie’s overall play was outstanding for us. He was unfortunate not to actually score in the first half with a towering header.
“Charlie will deservedly get the headlines, but I thought Mark Marshall deserves a lot of credit as well.
“He had an assist for both goals, and he also set up Charlie for his header that hit the post.
“It would have been injustice if we hadn’t won today but it is all about coming off the park now with the three points regardless how you get them.”