The FA Cup - First Round
RotherhamRotherham United3BradfordBradford City0

Rotherham United 3-0 Bradford City

Rotherham put their indifferent league form to one side as they recorded a comfortable win over Bradford in an all Yorkshire FA Cup first-round tie.

Kieran Agard's turn and shot opened the scoring for the Millers.

Bradford thought they had levelled shortly after but James Hanson's header was ruled out for a foul.

Alex Revell then turned home a Michael O'Connor free-kick to double the hosts' lead before Agard added his second with a close-range looping header.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Rotherham boss Steve Evans told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"The performance levels have continued where they have been for a number of weeks.

"It was a thoroughly professional performance, it could have been more and perhaps should have been more.

"The training ground work that these have put in for the last three or four days, long days for them, has been worthwhile.

"Alex is a super player. If he scored goals he would be playing at the top of the Championship. He destroyed their back two."

Line-ups

Rotherham

  • 21Collin
  • 14BradleyBooked at 38minsSubstituted forBrindleyat 84'minutes
  • 3Skarz
  • 8Frecklington
  • 20Morgan
  • 4ArnasonBooked at 45mins
  • 22Agard
  • 10O'ConnorSubstituted forMilsomat 76'minutes
  • 9Revell
  • 16Tubbs
  • 18PringleSubstituted forTidserat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Brindley
  • 5Davis
  • 6Mills
  • 15Milsom
  • 17Nardiello
  • 23Tidser

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 18Jones
  • 23McArdleBooked at 61mins
  • 22Bates
  • 20De VitaSubstituted forYeatesat 63'minutes
  • 24DoyleSubstituted forKennedyat 74'minutes
  • 21WellsSubstituted forMcBurnieat 82'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 7Reid

Substitutes

  • 8Kennedy
  • 11Thompson
  • 12Ripley
  • 14Yeates
  • 15Taylor
  • 16McHugh
  • 27McBurnie
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
7,667

Match Stats

Home TeamRotherhamAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Rotherham United 3, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Rotherham United 3, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).

  4. Post update

    Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gary Jones (Bradford City).

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Michael Tidser replaces Ben Pringle.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ben Pringle.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Lee Frecklington (Rotherham United).

  9. Post update

    Gary Jones (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

  12. Post update

    Mark Yeates (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Rotherham United. Richard Brindley replaces Mark Bradley.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Oliver McBurnie replaces Nahki Wells.

  15. Post update

    James Meredith (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tubbs (Rotherham United).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Robert Milsom (Rotherham United).

  18. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kári Arnason (Rotherham United).

  20. Post update

    Nahki Wells (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.