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FRIENDLY: Bradford 2 - 0 United

25 July 2015

Result from the Saturday friendly at Bradford

A minute by minute report from our Saturday friendly against Bradford City.

Bradford - Williams, McMahon (Hendrie 87), McArdle, Liddle, Meredith, Marshall (James 64), Knott (Sheehan 79), Routis, Morris, Hanson (Davies 71), Clarke (Lewis 83). Subs: Cracknell, Balatoni, Leigh, Mottley-Henry, Wright, Drury.

United - Gillespie, McQueen (Miller 46), Archibald-Henville (Sweeney 46), Raynes (Meppen-Walter 79), Atkinson, Brough (Hammell 69), Kennedy (Kearns 79), Joyce (Dicker 60), Hery (Balanta 46), Wyke (Ibehre 46 (Rigg 81)), Asamoah (Osei 46 (Thompson 66)). Subs: Hanford.

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2 mins - Morris crossed from the left and Hanson connected well as he rose to meet it with a header. Gillespie did well to make the save and United survived the flurry of corners which followed.  

6 mins - Kennedy found Asamoah in the box with a neat pass. The nippy striker spun and shot but Williams saved well.

8 mins - Marshall found Knott on the edge of the box but his shot went high over the bar.

16 mins - Hery took it forward and brought Kennedy into play. He fed Wyke but the shot was blocked and eventually cleared. 

19 mins - Joyce found Brough in space on the left. He was brought down but Hery's free kick was punched away by Williams.

20 mins - Clarke did well to get away from Joyce and Kennedy in the middle. He found Morris in space on the left but the shot hit the post and was cleared by Atkinson.

24 mins - A Bradford corner was hooked to the edge of the box by McQueen. Routis picked it up but the shot went over the bar.

32 mins - Bradford played a short corner routine and Marshall's cross was headed down by Hanson. Brough stepped across to clear the danger. 

35 mins - Kennedy again found Wyke and he had McQueen up in support. A low cross was cut out before Asamoah could pounce. 

42 mins - Brough felled Marshall 20 yards out but Morris curled the set piece just over the bar.

44 mins - Asamoah picked up a loose pass and found Wyke in space. Liddle recovered to smother the effort.  

Half time: Bradford 0 - 0 United

49 mins - United had an early corner cleared to the edge of the box. Ibehre picked it up on the spin but his shot was saved by Williams.

58 mins - Bradford regain the upper hand with devastating effect when Josh Morris swept a powerful strike home from 25 yards.

64 mins - Substitute Kevin Osei found Ibehre with a good through ball but McArdle got back well to make the tackle.

72 mins - The Bantams extended their lead when a Routis free kick was poked home by Gary Liddle.

75 mins - Ibehre got through but his shot went over the bar. 

76 mins - A Balanta corner was headed down by Raynes but Tom Miller's ambitious overhead effort went over the bar. 

86 mins - United used their own short corner routine when Balanta found Kearns. His deep cross was met at the back post by Sweeney but he couldn't keep the header down. 

87 mins - Neat Bradford link up play on the edge of the box found Davies in space but his shot went wide.  

91 mins - A good save from Gillespie prevented Lewis from adding a third for the Bantams.

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