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6 December 2015

Club News


6 December 2015

at the Coral Windows Stadium
Kick Off: 2.00pm
Chesham United 0
Bradford City 4 (Reid 22, Hanson 43, Liddle 90+1, Cole 90+2)
Emirates FA Cup second round
Sunday 6 December 2015

Attendance: 6,047 (521 visitors)

The Bantams confirmed their place in the Emirates FA Cup third round draw with a routine victory over Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division side Chesham United at the Coral Windows Stadium.

First half goals from Kyel Reid and James Hanson gave City a comfortable lead at the break before injury time efforts from substitutes Gary Liddle and Devante Cole wrapped things up nicely for Phil Parkinson's men.

After last season's FA Cup heroics, the Chesham victory sees City qualify for the third round for the second successive campaign - the first time the club has done that in 41 years.

The Bantams' opener came midway through the first period when Hanson flicked on Rory McArdle's ball forward and Reid pounced to fire home his first goal of the season from the edge of the box.

Hanson doubled City's advantage shortly before the interval when he latched onto Lee Evans' superb pass from inside his own area to finish neatly past Shane Gore in the Chesham penalty area.

The two first half goals put the Bantams firmly in the driving seat but it wasn't until the final minutes of the game that Parkinson's men put a seal on the victory.

Liddle netted City's third shortly after the game had ticked over into stoppage time when he met a Tony McMahon's near post corner delivery. The midfielder timed his run nicely, looping an effort into the far corner from close range.

Less than a minute later, Parkinson's side put the icing on the cake as Cole swooped to neatly flick home from close range following McMahon's ball across the six yard box.

FT: Bradford City 4 Chesham United 0 
- Cole makes it four for City shortly afterwards with a neat back-heeled finish from close range after McMahon had fired the ball low across the six yard box.GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bradford City 4 Chesham United 090+2min: 
- Liddle adds a third for the Bantams in stoppage time when he latches onto McMahon's corner delivery by the near post to loop the ball into the far corner with a cushioned finish.GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!! - Bradford City 3 Chesham United 0: 90+1min
90min: There will be three minutes of time added on at the end of the match.
90min: Evans' ball across the penalty area eventually finds McMahon over by the far side and his drive for goal is deflected behind for a corner.
88min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Gary Liddle for Knott.
86min: Gore's long kick forward eventually drops kindly into the path of Blake deep inside the box and Williams has to race off his line to block the striker's effort behind for a corner
84min: Hamilton-Forbes curls an effort comfortably over the bar from just outside the box.
82min: Pearce turns away from McArdle and Darby before moving in-field into the box and curling an effort over the bar from around sixteen yards out.
76min: SUBS - The Bantams bring on Devante Cole and Mark Marshall for Billy Clarke and Reid respectively.
71min: SUB - Chesham bring on Stephan Hamilton-Forbes for Bruce Wilson.
68min: Billy Clarke's curling effort from a yard or so outside the Chesham box goes over the bar.
67min: Pearce's corner delivery is punched out of the box by Williams but Youngs returns the ball with interest roughly twenty yards from goal and his effort on the half-volley goes inches over the bar.
66min: SUB - Chesham bring on Barry Hayles for Wadkins.
64min: Burke runs deep into Chesham's half with the ball before firing in a drive from outside the box that deflects up off a Chesham defender and bounces towards goal, with Gore required to back-pedal and clutch onto the ball to stop it dropping in.
62min: SUB - Chesham bring on Dave Pearce for Toby Little.
61min: Billy Clarke's low cross into the middle deflects out into the path of Billy Knott but the midfielder's drive from around fourteen yards goes over the bar.
61min: Billy Clarke sends the ball narrowly wide of Gore's near post with a diving header following Reid's cross into the box.
59min: Darby pulls the ball back from the byline to the waiting McMahon but the midfielder's effort from around twelve yards out flashes wide.
50min: Another superb Evans pass from deep has Hanson in with a shooting chance again but this time the striker's effort from just inside the box on the half-volley flashes narrowly wide of Gore's near post.
47min: City are nearly caught out at the back in the early stages of the second period when McArdle's under-hit back-pass towards Ben Williams has Blake interested. Williams just gets to the ball first ahead of Blake but the striker charges down the 'keeper's clearance before the ball bounces out for a goal-kick.
46min: The Bantams restart the tie.
HT: Bradford City 2 Chesham United 0
45min: There will be two minutes of time added on at the end of the first half.
43min: GOAL - Bradford City 2 Chesham United 0 - The Bantams double their lead shortly before the interval through Hanson. The striker is picked out just inside the box by a stunning pass from inside his own half by Evans before he strides forward and fires past Gore and into the far bottom corner from around ten yards out. 
39min: Billy Clarke plays a neat one-two with Lee Evans inside the box, with the striker latching onto Evans' lofted return pass and volleying across goal and out for a goal kick.
36min: Burke heads over from around six yards out after leaping highest front a crowd of players to meet McMahon's far post free-kick delivery from wide.
33min: Billy Clarke goes for goal from just outside the box but his left-footed effort sails comfortably over the bar.
32min: Gore denies Hanson from a Tony McMahon corner-kick as the 'keeper produces a great reflex save to his left to keep out the striker's goal-bound header.
30min: Reid runs at the Chesham defence again but this time is progress is halted by a well-timed tackle from Beasant just inside the area.
28min: Reid drives into the Chesham box with menace but his low strike rolls wide of goal.
27min: City see penalty appeals turned down when Stephen Darby appears to be tripped up by Ujah after the right back had collected Billy Clarke's pass just inside the box. As referee Mr Duncan allows play to continue, Hanson fires the loose ball goal-wards but his effort is straight at Gore.
22min: GOAL - Bradford City 1 Chesham United 0 - The Bantams have the lead through Reid! McArdle's ball forward breaks into the path of the winger around the edge of the box following a Hanson flick-on and he calmly fires low past Gore and into the bottom corner.
21min: Youngs picks up a loose Kyel Reid pass before driving deep into City territory. The midfielder finds Blake just outside the box and the striker's looping effort on the half volley goes over the bar.
20min: McMahon finds himself in space just inside the box as City switch the play nicely but his rising effort from an angle goes over Gore's near post.
14min: Brad Wadkins' cross into the box finds strike-partner Ryan Blake in a pocket of space inside the box but the forward's first time side-footed half-volley goes over.
8min: Greg Leigh's cross into the box is headed up and out of the reach of Hanson by Curtis Ujah. Tony McMahon climbs above Toby Little to reach the loose ball first as it drops from the sky but his header goes comfortably into the grasp of Gore.
6min: Billy Clarke has the ball in the net but the whistle had already gone for a foul by Reece Burke on Nick Beasant after James Hanson had headed McArdle's cross down into the mix.
4min: Matt Taylor's long throw-in into the box is headed away by James Hanson but a lurking Sam Youngs picks up the loose ball just outside the box. Youngs fires for goal on the half-volley but his effort is blocked by the head of Rory McArdle.
2min: Billy Knott tries his luck from roughly twenty yards out but the effort sails wide of Shane Gore's goal.
0min:Chesham United kick off the tie. The Bantams will attack towards the TL Dallas Stand end in the first half.

Williams, Darby, McArdle, Burke, Leigh, McMahon, Evans, Knott, Reid, B Clarke, Hanson

Subs: Cracknell, Meredith, N Clarke, Marshall, Liddle, James, Cole

Bradford City substitutions:
Cole for B Clarke (76), Marshall for Reid (76), Liddle for Knott (88)

Gore, Fenton, Ujah, Beasant, Smith, Little, Taylor, Wilson, Youngs, Wadkins, Blake

Subs: Nolan, Pearce, Hayles, Casey, Fongho, Hamilton-Forbes, Woodcock

Chesham United substitutions:
Pearce for Little (62), Hayles for Wadkins (66), Hamilton-Forbes for Wilson (71)

Referee: S Duncan
Assistant Referee: K Mattocks
Assistant Referee: M Parry
Fourth Official: A Tankard

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