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3 March 2022

Match Reports


3 March 2022

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City’s under-19s increased their lead at the top of the EFL Youth Alliance North East division to three points - with a 4-1 triumph over Scunthorpe United securing their 12th win in 13 games.

Despite trailing at the interval, second-half doubles from Bobby Pointon and Freddy Jeffreys ensured the young Bantams came out on top at Bradford Park Avenue's Horsfall Community Stadium, in what was head of coaching Lewis Nightingale's final game before departing for Liverpool.

The visitors broke the deadlock after a swift counter attack which started on the halfway line, to ensure they were a goal in front heading into half-time.

City almost found an equaliser early on in the second period, but Pointon’s effort was denied by the goalkeeper.

Martin Drury's side then had a penalty appeal waved away when Jack Wilson took the ball around the goalkeeper and appeared to have been nudged in the back by a Scunthorpe defender, but the referee waved play on.

The hosts did however find an equaliser when Wilson ran down the left-hand side before cutting the ball back Pointon, who finished beyond the keeper with his left foot.

The Bantams entered overdrive with 10 minutes remaining, hitting the front for the first time in the afternoon when a neat one-two was slotted into the back of the net by Jeffreys.

Moments later, City scored again. After a dangerous ball into the six-yard box was cleared away, Pointon was on hand to strike the loose ball past the goalkeeper with his left foot.

The three points were then wrapped up when Jeffreys’ delicate chip from 25 yards out beat the defender and 'keeper on the goalline.

Drury's young Bantams are now three points clear at the top of the table, with two games still in hand on second-placed Lincoln City.

CITY: Harry Ambler; Louie Chorlton, Noah Wadsworth, Sam Bentley, Oliver Norman (Ian Kamga 85’); Freddy Jeffreys, Charlie Wood © (Yahaya Tunkara 88’), Bobby Pointon, Jack Wilson (Raekealan Jeffers 90’); Dylan Youmbi, Cole Roberts. SUBS (not used): Tanaka Muambe, Nathan Tinsdale.

 GOALS: Bobby Pointon (64’, 82’), Freddy Jeffreys (80’, 89’).

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