Derek Adams felt Bradford City were hard done by with the goal that was disallowed in their defeat to Carlisle United.

But the Bantams boss also conceded that his side had turned in a “disappointing” second-half display in the 2-0 defeat at Brunton Park.

Mid-table Bradford saw a Yann Songo’o header chalked off by ref Andy Haines in the first half.

Jordan Gibson then fired United ahead with Omari Patrick wrapping up the points late on.

Adams said: “We started the game very well, on the front foot, and created some really good openings.

“In the end, Yann Songo’o gets a goal disallowed – it looks like it was a goal.

“Before that Oscar Threlkeld has a good chance to make it 1-0. We were on the front foot, and creating good openings, but eventually in the first half, they score a goal right on half-time and that sets us back.

“In the second half we haven’t created any real opportunities, haven’t hit the target in the game, and that’s hugely disappointing.

“We didn’t have that creativity that we have had in the past. We didn’t have a shot on target – they had three and scored two.

“That’s why they’ve come away with the victory.”

Adams and his side received plenty of stick at full-time from the travelling fans – in stark contrast to the jubilant Cumbrians supporters.

The visiting boss added: “When you don’t have a shot on target in the afternoon you’re going to get that – when you haven’t seen your team play to its best ability you’re going to have that reaction from the supporters.”

Adams added: “We had a free week last week and Carlisle had to go away and play at Harrogate – we had no reason not to have the energy levels to be better than Carlisle today. But they’ve gone on and scored two goals.”

The visitors lost former United striker Andy Cook to injury midway through the first half.

Adams added: “He’s got a dead leg. He went for a cross in the first half, and the defender’s come into him. Oscar Threlkeld also hurt his knee, so we had to make two enforced substitutions and that forces your hand.

“I was hopeful [Cook] could run that dead leg off but he just seized up and we eventually had to take him off.”