Match ends, FC Halifax Town 1, Bradford City 2.
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.
- 14WilliamsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forSmithat 54'minutesBooked at 79mins
- 8MarshallSubstituted forJacksonat 74'minutesBooked at 82mins
- 5DaviesBooked at 68mins
- 20MoraisBooked at 54mins
- 25HallidaySubstituted forClarkeat 45'minutes
- 14YeatesSubstituted forMcArdleat 87'minutes
- 11KnottSubstituted forDolanat 90+2'minutes
- Andy D'Urso
- Shots on Target
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, 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, 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.
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.