The FA Cup - First Round
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Bradford City 2-0 Chesterfield

First-half goals from Alex Gilliead and Alex Jones sent Bradford through to the second round of the FA Cup with a 2-0 home win over League Two strugglers Chesterfield.

The League One side went in front after four minutes when a sweeping move down the centre of the pitch ended with Jones playing Gilliead through on goal and the on-loan Newcastle winger slotted the ball into the corner from 10 yards.

The Bantams doubled their lead after 44 minutes - less than 60 seconds after Chesterfield had a goal disallowed for offside.

A short corner was played into the path of Jak McCourt, whose low shot was turned home just inside the near post by Kristian Dennis, but the visitors' leading scorer was ruled offside.

Bradford broke quickly and Charlie Wyke provided a through pass for fellow striker Jones to fire past advancing goalkeeper Joe Anyon.

The home side had the ball in the net again in first-half stoppage time but Wyke's header was disallowed for pushing.

Three superb saves from Anyon - all to deny Paul Taylor - prevented Bradford from increasing their lead in the second half while Jones missed a great chance when one of Anyon's saves from Taylor rebounded into his path.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bradford

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Doyle
  • 18Hendrie
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 2Thompson
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 17GillieadSubstituted forRobinsonat 87'minutes
  • 6Vincelot
  • 8DiengSubstituted forDevineat 78'minutes
  • 10Taylor
  • 9Wyke
  • 19JonesSubstituted forLawat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Law
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 23Raeder
  • 24Devine
  • 34Patrick
  • 35Robinson

Chesterfield

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 12Anyon
  • 27Barry
  • 6Evatt
  • 4Hird
  • 5Wiseman
  • 24Kellett
  • 26McCourt
  • 25ReedSubstituted forO'Gradyat 71'minutes
  • 17DimaioBooked at 52minsSubstituted forSinnottat 78'minutes
  • 15RowleySubstituted forMitchellat 84'minutes
  • 9Dennis

Substitutes

  • 7Mitchell
  • 8Sinnott
  • 10O'Grady
  • 19De Girolamo
  • 20Maguire
  • 28Weir
  • 34Jones
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
4,747

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamChesterfield
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home12
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 2, Chesterfield 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Chesterfield 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ian Evatt.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Sinnott (Chesterfield) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ian Evatt (Chesterfield).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Tyrell Robinson replaces Alex Gilliead.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Reece Mitchell replaces Joe Rowley.

  9. Post update

    Matthew Kilgallon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris O'Grady (Chesterfield).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Chesterfield. Jordan Sinnott replaces Connor Dimaio.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Daniel Devine replaces Timothee Dieng.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kristian Dennis (Chesterfield) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  16. Post update

    Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hird (Chesterfield).

  18. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Anyon.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Taylor (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  20. Post update

    Nicky Law (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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