NIPPY striker Steve Kenworthy scored a clever winner as Town's strong second-half display toppled Bradford.
Trailing to Ben Muirhead's cracking sixth-minute strike, Town were revitalised after the break and dominated in front of an appreciative McAlpine crowd of 345.
Manager Peter Jackson watched from the stand as Nat Brown - playing his first match after knee trouble - headed Town level on 56 minutes from an excellent Andy Holdsworth free-kick.
And Brown was involved again for the decider, 10 minutes from time, when he flicked on Nathan Clarke's raking free-kick for Kenworthy to touch the ball skilfully past Alan Combe.
The quality of the finish from the Upper Denby-based frontman matched Town's vastly-improved display, and he was unlucky not to earn a penalty in stoppage time when being felled from behind by the trailing Danny Ellis.
That was one of several inexplicable decisions from referee Muhammed Matadar which both amused and infuriated a crowd who were left in no doubt about the readiness of Clarke for first-team action.
While Jackson has already confirmed Paul Scott alongside Efe Sodje on Saturday, Clarke is now firmly knocking on the door after a peerless display.
Impeccable distribution and a couple of clinical tackles underlined his credentials as Clarke strolled through a game in which Rob Edwards, too, confirmed his fitness in the first 45 minutes.
Muirhead's strike came out of the blue from 25 yards and Town found it hard to recover as Bradford passed the ball well and Danny Schofield, Brown and Edwards all failed to make the most of decent shooting opportunities.
A Peter Folkes cross which landed on top of the bar - Phil Senior had it covered - emphasised the need for improvement and whatever coach John Dungworth said to his troops at the break certainly worked.
Holdsworth gave the manager a further nudge with his display down the right, Jon Worthington was suddenly a threat and Brown and Kenworthy combined splendidly to cause trouble up front.
A Clarke-Brown move finished with a Kenworthy volley just wide, while Brown appeared to be held in the box (no penalty) before he finally scored with a powerful header off a post.
Combe saved brilliantly from Schofield and Kenworthy before the latter followed up to hit the woodwork, and Schofield should have done better with a shot at the end of a sweeping 64th-minute attack.
At that stage, Bradford had been knocked completely out of their stride, and Kenworthy's deserved goal finished them off to leave Town with four points from two matches.
Town: Senior, Holdsworth, Edwards (Lloyd 45mins), Mattis, Clarke, Mirfin, Thompson (Ahmed, 80mins), Worthington, Brown, Kenworthy, Schofield. Not used: Giles, McCombe, Washington.