The FA Cup - First Round - Replay
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Bradford City 2-0 Aldershot Town

Bradford City will host Southern League Premier Division Chesham United for a place in the FA Cup third round after a replay win over National League Aldershot.

The League One side, quarter-finalists last season, again struggled to break down the team from two levels below them.

But Greg Leigh cut inside to coolly chip in the opener after the break.

Tony McMahon's penalty doubled the lead after a foul on Luke James.

The Bantams knocked out Premier League sides Chelsea and Sunderland on their way to last season's sixth round, the club's best performance in the competition since 1976.

Their second round opponents, Chesham, knocked League Two Bristol Rovers out in the first round.

Aldershot Town manager Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"I am very proud of the players - they gave me everything over the two ties.

"We've held a very good League One side sitting seventh in the league and we've held them for the majority of the game. We're disappointed about getting beaten.

"The players can hold their heads up high after a performance like that. They gave everything that we asked them to do and gave everything for this club.

"We limited them to very few chances and unfortunately the difference in levels is the concentration and we switched off, which was the main difference."

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdleBooked at 90mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 15Leigh
  • 29McMahon
  • 8LiddleSubstituted forRoutisat 81'minutes
  • 11Knott
  • 7MarshallBooked at 72mins
  • 9HansonSubstituted forClarkeat 59'minutes
  • 44ColeSubstituted forJamesat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Clarke
  • 14Morris
  • 17Reid
  • 18Routis
  • 28Mottley Henry
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1SmithBooked at 28mins
  • 12Alexander
  • 6Oliver
  • 14Beckles
  • 3McGinty
  • 19Walker
  • 8Stevenson
  • 4LathropeSubstituted forBrowneat 66'minutes
  • 7HattonSubstituted forRichardsat 84'minutes
  • 10Walker
  • 17BrodieBooked at 42mins

Substitutes

  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Browne
  • 16Gallagher
  • 18Barker
Referee:
Keith Hill
Attendance:
2,930

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Booking

    Rory McArdle (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

  5. Post update

    Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Richards.

  8. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Nathan Clarke (Bradford City).

  10. Post update

    Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Billy Clarke.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Billy Clarke (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Billy Knott.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke James (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ben Williams.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Aldershot Town. Tom Richards replaces Sam Hatton.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

  17. Post update

    Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Christopher Routis replaces Gary Liddle.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dan Walker with a cross following a corner.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.