TOMORROW'S Valley Parade derby foes have been challenging the theory that scoring the first goal of a game is vital - but it's hardly been on purpose.
Both Town and Bradford, who come face to face at 1.00, have wiped out deficits in five put of their 12 League I games to date.
Leaking goals is a habit both Peter Jackson, whose side are 17th, and his opposite number Colin Todd, who has guided the Bantams to fourth, are keen to kick into touch.
In the meantime, they are taking consolation in the fact that their side's battling qualities are at least evident.
"We have character in the team, the squad and through the club as a whole," said Bradford midfielder Marc Bridge-Wilkinson.
"It's a major plus point that we will keep on fighting whatever the position.
"We're not going to give up. Even when we're one goal or even two behind, we still try our hardest to get something out of those games and other teams realise that."
Bradford will no doubt have taken note of Town's fightback from two down at Tranmere, the side they beat 2-0 at Valley Parade last Saturday.
Centre-back Mark Bower and ex-Everton midfielder Steve Schumacher were the City scorers, showing they have the power to get goals from a variety of positions.
Dean Windass, who at 37, is in talks over a contract extension which would keep him at Bradford until he's 40, tops the club scoring chart with seven - and needs just one more to reach a career tally of 200.
Fellow frontman David Graham, the former Town loan man, has three, the same number as Bridge-Wilkinson, Bower and Eddie Johnson.
Jamaican international Jermaine Johnson, ruled out of of tomorrow's game because of a hamstring injury, has two and Schumacher just the one so far.
Defender David Wetherall plays his 250th Bradford and 500th career game tomorrow.