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7 November 2020

Match Reports


7 November 2020

The Bantams progressed to the second round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 7-0 victory over Tonbridge Angels at the Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium.

A clinical performance from Stuart McCall's men saw them enter the half-time break three goals to the good, before adding four more after the interval. 

City opened the scoring in the 6th minute through the head of defender Anthony O’Connor - who got on the end of Connor Wood’s looping cross towards the back post.

Billy Clarke doubled the Bantams’ lead in the 14th minute - whipping home a free-kick over the Tonbridge wall from 25 yards out.

Irishman Clarke scored his second goal of the game just before the half-time break - heading home a Connor Wood cross from six yards.

The Bantams made it four in the 56th minute, after a beautiful team move was tapped home by Clayton Donaldson.

Austin Samuels replaced Clayton Donaldson in the 62nd minute - and the on-loan Wolves man made an almost-instant impact.

The 19-year-old calmly finished inside the penalty area, to net his first goal in claret and amber - and give City a five-goal advantage.

Harry Pritchard made it six in the 83rd minute, converting into an open goal after a good initial save from the Angels keeper.

Full-back Connor Wood scored the final goal of the game in stoppage time when he found the roof of the net from inside the area to notch his second of the season.

ANGELS: Jon Henley; Jack Parker, Kristian Campbell, D;Sean Theobalds, Sonny Milles ©️, Arthur Lee, Ben Greenhalgh (Khale Da Costa 56’), Tom Parkinson (Tom Beere 52’), Tommy Wood (Javuan Splatt 62’), Alex Akrofi, Joe Turner. Subs (not used): Edmond Lewis, Rian Bray, James Folkes, James Shaw.

CITY: Richard O’Donnell ©️; Bryce Hosannah (Tyler French 62’), Paudie O’Connor, Anthony O’Connor, Reece Staunton, Connor Wood; Elliot Watt, Callum Cooke, Harry Pritchard; Billy Clarke (Dylan Mottley-Henry 74’), Clayton Donaldson (Austin Samuels 62’). Subs (not used): Sam Hornby, Jackson Longridge, Ben Richards-Everton, Finn Cousin-Dawson.

GOALS: Anthony O’Connor (6’), Billy Clarke (14’, 44’), Clayton Donaldson (55’), Austin Samuels (69’), Harry Pritchard (83’), Connor Wood (90+1'). 

REFEREE: James Oldham

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