WESTFIELDS were left ruing missed opportunities and going behind in the first half as relegation threatened Bradford Town held them to a 1-1 draw.

A minute's applause was held before kick-off to honour the life of football broadcaster and Match of the Day commentator John Motson who had sadly died this week. 

Once the game got underway Phil Glover’s side had good early chances against the Wiltshire visitors.

Dan Stoneman, Sean Powell, Josh Hunt and Harry Pitman all failed to put away chances as the visitor’s goal was living a charmed life.

The hosts then found themselves a goal down on 32 minutes when Scott Bauer put Bradford ahead after Westfields had failed to clear their lines.

Adam Wakely was then given a golden change from the penalty spot after Kieran Perrin in the Bradford goal had brought down Pitman as the youngster was clean through on goal.

However, Wakely put his penalty too close to Perrin in the Bradford goal and his trailing legs saved the spot kick.

After the break Westfields stepped up in search of an equaliser and forced corner after corner which the visitors' defence dealt with and defended superbly.

Westfields eventually drew level in the 70th minute when Pitman fired home from the edge of the penalty area from a direct free-kick after Hunt had been fouled.

Hunt would then have two opportunities to net the winning goal firstly seeing an effort blocked and then firing over the crossbar following a scramble inside the visitor’s box.

With six minutes left on the clock the hosts went close again as Matt MacDonald’s corner found the head of Hunt whose effort was this time cleared off the goal-line.

Despite probing for a winner Westfields couldn’t break down a firm defence as the visitors hung on for a precious point as Westfields rued the missed opportunities and a missed penalty.

Next Saturday Westfields travel to Wantage Town for a Hellenic League Premier match.