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FC Halifax Town 1-2 Bradford City

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FA Cup: FC Halifax 1-2 Bradford highlights

Bradford City had to come from behind to win their FA Cup first round West Yorkshire derby with Conference high fliers FC Halifax Town at The Shay.

Halifax looked on course for a shock when Lois Maynard stabbed home at the near post past a helpless Ben Williams.

But two goals in three early second-half minutes from Jon Stead and Filipe Morais turned the tie on its head.

Billy Clarke was involved each time, setting up Stead to level before Morais struck the winner on 53 minutes.

Terriers stand City in good Stead
On-loan Huddersfield Town striker Jon Stead, who scored the Bradford City equaliser, had to be given permission to play by his parent club.

The half-time substitute threaded in Stead, who rounded Matt Glennon before slotting home.

Clarke then fed Morais, whose thumping strike across goal gave the keeper no chance, as City ended a five-match winless streak..

Maynard had earlier put the Shaymen in front after just three minutes when he turned in Paul Marshall's corner - and the same combination almost crafted a second on 34 minutes.

But Maynard's header from Marshall's hanging cross was saved superbly at point-blank range by Williams.

An unmarked Scott Boden then missed a great opportunity on 40 minutes, shooting over from Richard Peniket's low cross.

And the misses proved costly as Clarke's half-time introduction inspired the Bantams into reaching Monday evening's televised draw.

Line-ups

Halifax

  • 27Glennon
  • 6Ainge
  • 4Roberts
  • 14WilliamsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forSmithat 54'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 15Roberts
  • 5Pearson
  • 20Maynard
  • 8MarshallSubstituted forJacksonat 74'minutesBooked at 82mins
  • 3McManus
  • 12Peniket
  • 19Boden

Substitutes

  • 1Senior
  • 2Bolton
  • 7Smith
  • 9Jackson
  • 10Dyer
  • 11Wilson
  • 22Schofield

Bradford

  • 12Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 5DaviesBooked at 68mins
  • 6Sheehan
  • 3Meredith
  • 20MoraisBooked at 54mins
  • 17Kennedy
  • 25HallidaySubstituted forClarkeat 45'minutes
  • 14YeatesSubstituted forMcArdleat 87'minutes
  • 11KnottSubstituted forDolanat 90+2'minutes
  • 16Stead

Substitutes

  • 4Dolan
  • 10Clarke
  • 18Routis
  • 19McBurnie
  • 22Urwin
  • 23McArdle
  • 34Webb-Foster
Referee:
Andy D'Urso
Attendance:
8,042

Match Stats

Home TeamHalifaxAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home16
Away19
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Bradford City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Bradford City 2.

Attempt blocked. Marc Roberts (FC Halifax Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Smith with a cross.

Corner, FC Halifax Town. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

Attempt blocked. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Jackson.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Dolan replaces Billy Knott.

Attempt missed. James Meredith (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Filipe Morais.

Attempt blocked. Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Rory McArdle replaces Mark Yeates.

Attempt missed. Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).

Matty Pearson (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Billy Clarke.

Booking

Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy Clarke (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Jackson (FC Halifax Town).

Attempt saved. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Yeates.

Offside, Bradford City. Billy Clarke tries a through ball, but Mark Yeates is caught offside.

Booking

Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Billy Knott (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adam Smith (FC Halifax Town).

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jason Kennedy with a cross.

Offside, Bradford City. Mark Yeates tries a through ball, but Jon Stead is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Billy Knott with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Jamie Jackson replaces Paul Marshall.

Attempt blocked. Jason Kennedy (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Bradford City).

Scott Boden (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andrew Davies (Bradford City).

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

Simon Ainge (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Paul Marshall (FC Halifax Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Adam Smith.

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