TOWN manager Tom Johnston left Bradford to come face-to-face with his own brand of psychological warfare.
The man who subtly taunted Bradford with such words as, "The pressure's on you, not us," was suddenly made to eat his own propaganda.
Two of several unbelievably bad defensive mistakes coupled with the constant tenacity of a City side oozing confidence, consistency and courage, pushed Town out of the top four and Bradford nearer the Third Division.
Bradford's only let down was their on-the-day superiority was not reflected in the scoreline.
They won 3-1 but it could easily have been more.
But 3-1 was enough for Terry Dolan, the midfield player who returned to his birthplace last year to add skill and conviction to City's drive for the top.
"Sorry about that," said the ever-friendly Dolan when he rejoined his colleagues in the after-match inquest.
Dolan scored City's second from the penalty spot after Don Hutchins had headed home when Steve Baines had misjudged a long throw-in by Joe Cooke.
But Town pulled a goal back, the best of the game, when Peter Oliver scored for Town after Smith and Johnson had worked a splendid free-kick movement.
Town were back in the hunt, until Hutchins made it 3-1 as Town's eight-match unbeaten run was ended.