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13 October 2015

Club News


13 October 2015

at the Coral Windows Stadium
Kick Off: 7.45pm
Barnsley 2 (Watkins 45, Mawson 69)
Bradford City 1 (Knott 22)
Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round (North East section)
Tuesday 13 October 2015

Attendance: 4,127 (551 visitors)

Two set-piece goals from visitors Barnsley proved to be City's downfall as they fell out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy to their South Yorkshire neighbours.

Fighting for a home tie with York City in the Area Quarter-Finals, City took the lead of the rearranged tie midway through the first period thanks to Billy Knott's well-taken strike from just inside the box.

Barnsley equalised on eve of the interval, however, when Marley Watkins swooped to glance home a header from Conor Hourihane's wide free-kick delivery.

Hourihane was on hand to assist with the Tykes winning goal after the break as well, Barnsley skipper Alfie Mawson this time the man to profit when he powered in a header from another free-kick set-piece roughly twenty minutes from the end.

FT: Bradford City 1 Barnsley 2
90+4min: Cole's fired ball across the six yard box is put behind for a corner by the well-placed Roberts.
90min: There will be five minutes of time added on at the end of the tie.
89min: YELLOW CARD - Clarke is booked for catching White with a late tackle midway into City's half of the pitch.
85min: YELLOW CARDS - Evans and Leigh and Pearson and Watkins get involved in an altercation as the ball goes out for a City throw-in. As a result, all four players are all cautioned.
80min: SUB - Barnsley bring on Paul Digby for Hourihane.
78min: Marshall cuts inside from his right flank position before firing in a drive from just outside the box that is held by Davies.
77min: Davies fires a teasing ball the box but the lurking Cole and Marshall can't quite reach it as the delivery flashes across the area.
74min: Winnall steps away from Clarke before firing in a fierce shot from just outside the box that flies wide of goal.
73min: SUB - The Bantams bring on Lee Evans for Liddle.
69min: GOAL - Bradford City 1 Barnsley 2 - Alfie Mawson puts Barnsley into the lead for the first time tonight when he powers a header past Williams from a Hourihane wide free-kick delivery.
65min: SUB - Barnsley bring on Harry White for Harris.
64min: SUBS - The Bantams bring on Devante Cole and Steven Davies for James and Hanson respectively.
61min: James robs possession off Ben Pearson from a wide position before driving into the area. James has options to pass to but he elects to shoot and his effort is turned around his near post by Davies.
60min: Marshall shows great desire to get into the box and get his header onto Darby's cross into the box. His header isn't completely a clean one, however, and Barnsley can clear their lines before a nearby Hanson can look to pounce.
59min: SUB - Barnsley bring on James Bree for Reece Wabara.
56min: George Smith's low cross into the area is a testing one but it is vitally hooked away by the outstretched leg of McArdle inside the six yard box.
55min: Winnall tries to force home a Hourihane corner but McMahon is in the right position to just clear the ball off the line!
50min: Knott lays a short free-kick off into the path of McMahon but the midfielder efforts from distance is held by Davies.
49min: Tony McMahon's cross finds Hanson inside the area but his downward header is held in simple enough fashion by Davies.
47min: Watkins tries to play Winnall into shooting space inside the box but his pass is kicked behind for a corner by Stephen Darby.
HT: Bradford City 1 Barnsley 1
45+4min: Harris looks to nip in and latch onto a forward header from Hourihane as Barnsley keep a free-kick delivery alive but Williams is out quick to just beat him to the ball in the box.
45+2min: Winnall lays the ball off to Hourihane, who sees his low drive from outside the box held by Williams at the second attempt.
45min: There will be four minutes of time added on at the end of the first half.
45min: GOAL - Bradford City 1 Barnsley 1 - The visitors equalise on the stroke of the half time interval when Watkins flicks a header into the far corner following Conor Hourihane's near post free-kick delivery from wide.
39min: The ball drops at the feet of Clarke as Barnsley struggle to clear their lines following a City corner. The defender goes for the big blast for goal but the powerful flies comfortably high and wide into the stand behind Davies' goal.
37min: The ball looks for a second like it could be falling favourably into the path of Harris deep inside City's penalty area but Clarke comes across to make a vital interception.
35min: Shortly after James Hanson receives treatment for a knock to his ankle, Clarke and Harris need time with the physios following a clash of heads. All three are able to carry on, however.
26min: Marshall's low cross towards the six yard box looks to find Luke James lurking but Marc Roberts slides in to put the ball behind for a corner.
25min: Marshall intercepts a loose pass before driving towards Barnsley's penalty area. The winger takes aim from just outside the box and his low drive is well held by Davies.
22min: GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bradford City 1 Barnsley 0 - Billy Knott fires City into the lead of the tie! After Marshall's cross into the box is just cleared, Knott sees his initial shot blocked from just inside the box before he drills his second effort - a low angled drive - past Davies and into the far bottom corner.
21min: Winnall's pass finds Kadeem Harris in space and the pacey attacker bursts into City's penalty area before seeing his left-footed drive saved first time by Ben Williams.
20min: McArdle and Nathan Clarke battle to prevent Watkins having clear possession of the ball inside City's penalty area before Leigh slides in to make an important interception and prevent Sam Winnall getting on the ball.
18min: Mark Marshall's curling cross from wide flies across the box before going not too far wide of Davies' far post.
4min: There's an almighty scramble in City's penalty area as the Bantams defence tries to prevent Marley Watkins from having a shot on goal. Rory McArdle is eventually able to kick clear.
2min: Greg Leigh tries his luck from distance but the effort sails harmlessly over Adam Davies' bar.
0min: Barnsley kick off the tie. City will attack towards the T.L Dallas Stand end in the first period.

Williams, Darby, McArdle, N Clarke, Leigh, McMahon, Liddle, Knott, Marshall, Hanson, James

Subs: Jones, Meredith, Evans, Davies, Cole

Bradford City substitutions:
Cole for James (64), Davies for Hanson (64), Evans for Liddle (73)

Bradford City cautions:
Leigh (85), Evans (85), N Clarke (89)

Davies, Wabara, Roberts, Mawson, Nyatanga, Smith, Pearson, Hourihane, Harris, Watkins, Winnall

Subs: Townsend, Bree, Digby, White, Drennan

Barnsley substitutions:
Bree for Wabara (59), White for Harris (65), Digby for Hourihane (80)

Barnsley cautions:
Pearson (85), Watkins (85)

Referee: T Kettle
Assistant Referee: B Cropp
Assistant Referee: M Dicicco
Fourth Official: D Benton

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