City return with comfortable opening pre-season win
Saturday 21 July 2012
Tadcaster Albion 1 (Gray 80)
Bradford City 7 (Hannah 8, 33 pen, Davies 29, Hanson 35, Wells 51, Reid 70, Swain 88)
Kick Off: 3.00pm
at 2inspire Park
City began their programme of pre-season friendlies ahead of the forthcoming 2012/2013 campaign with a comfortable victory over Northern Counties East League Premier Division side Tadcaster Albion.
As expected, Parkinson played two seperate teams in the game - one per half - as he eased his players back into action following the close season break.
With summer signings Gary Jones, Andrew Davies, Will Atkinson and Rory McArdle in the opening eleven, City netted four times against their non-league hosts during the first half.
Ross Hannah struck twice, including the opener, while Davies and James Hanson also registered on the scoresheet in the opening period.
City's new-look eleven after the restart continued the scoring as Nahki Wells, Kyel Reid and second year apprentice Louie Swain added further goals for Parkinson's men.
In between Reid and Swain's efforts, Danny Gray added a consolation goal for Tadcaster.
Left back James Meredith enjoyed his City outing as part of the second half side.
City, who were backed by an away following that possibly crept into four figures, wore their 1903-styled hooped kit for the first time in the game.
Yesterday's new recruit Alan Connell was not involved in the game but is scheduled to met up with the squad tomorrow in Ireland for their week-long tour of the Emerald Isle.
Stephen Darby and Garry Thompson were not risked at Tadcaster due to slight knocks, although both travelled to 2inspire Stadium to support the rest of their team-mates.
FT: Tadcaster Albion 1 Bradford City 7
90min: Pallister produces a stunning save to keep out a fierce angled drive from Reid around 20 yards out right on the stroke of full time.
88min: Tadcaster Albion 1 Bradford City 7 - Swain powers a header a Reid cross into the far corner past Pallister's despairing dive to net City's seventh.
86min: Superb defending from Ryan Qualter denies Ritchie Jones from tapping home after Pallister failed to properly deal with a bobbling low cross from Wells. Jones looks set to get himself among City's scorers for the afternoon as he approaches the ball with the goal gapping but Qualter dives forward to block out the midfielder's effort.
84min: Pallister has to scramble across his goal to stop Reid's deflected free-kick from sneaking in at his near post.
83min: Wells' flick for goal from close range following Reid's low ball into the box is kept out by Pallister. The 'keeper is then called upon shortly afterwards to dive out at the feet of Swain to prevent the young striker a free strike on goal.
80min: Tadcaster Albion 1 Bradford City 6 - The hosts manage to get off the mark in the game when Tadcaster striker Danny Gray nips in to beat Oliver and Meredith to a bouncing ball forward before slotting past McLaughlin.
76min: Jon McLaughlin has to backpedal just to make sure a looping effort from distance from Stuart Rice lands over the bar.
70min: GOAL - Tadcaster Albion 0 Bradford City 6 - Reid becomes the latest Bantam to get his name on the scoresheet when he sees his strike for goal from just outside the area deflected past a helpless Pallister. The surging winger's first effort is blocked out by a Tadcaster defender but his second attempt on his weaker right foot finds the net via a slight deflection.
64min: Wells turns into space inside Tadcaster's area before driving for goal. The Bermudian forward is forced wide slightly but eventually manages to plays the ball dangerously across the box. The waiting Swain can't quite force the ball home, however, following pressure from a couple of home defenders.
56min: Pallister is forced to dive down low to right drive to keep out Louie Swain's flick for goal from around eight yards out following Adam Baker's teasing ball into the box.
52min: Pallister has to be alert to deny Ravenhill's prod for goal from just inside the area. The Tadcaster 'keeper is then called into action once again shortly afterwards when he has to push a curling effort from distance by Reid around the post.
51min: Tadcaster Albion 0 Bradford City 5 - After latching onto Reid's through ball and turning into space, Wells fires in City's fifth of the afternoon by beating Pallister with a low drive at his near post.
46min: The Bantams restart the game. As expected, Parkinson has changed all eleven members of City's side for the second period. Among the alterations, Ricky Ravenhill, Kyel Reid, James Meredith, Luke Oliver, Nahki Wells and Ritchie Jones have been introduced into the action.
HT: Tadcaster Albion 0 Bradford City 4
35min: GOAL - Tadcaster Albion 0 Bradford City 4 - Hanson gets in on the fun himself now as he wrong-foots Pallister with a downard header back across goal that finds the bottom corner following McNamee's flighted centre.
33min: GOAL - Tadcaster Albion 0 Bradford City 3 - Hannah dusts himself down to convert the spot-kick by firing right down the middle with a left-footed strike.
32min: PENALTY TO CITY - City awarded a penalty after Hannah is clattered into by Pallister inside Tadcaster's area.
29min: GOAL - Tadcaster Albion 0 Bradford City 2 - Davies doubles City's lead when he crashes in a drive from around 20 yards out that bobbles over Pallister's dive and into the far corner.
27min: Hannah nearly grabs his second of the match but he can't quite get the ball out of his feet after Andrew Davies had headed a Gary Jones free-kick back across goal. After latching onto Davies' cushioned header, Hannah tries to get himself in a position to shoot but Pallister bravely dives out at his feet to deny him.
21min: Hanson fires a left-footed effort on the turn from the edge of the area straight at Pallister, who gathers at the second attempt.
11min: Rob Pell has to be in the right position to block Will Atkinson's goalbound effort from point blank range around the penalty spot after James Hanson's cushioned header had played Anthony McNamee's far post cross back into his path.
8min: GOAL - Tadcaster Albion 0 Bradford City 1 - Hannah goes one better next time, however, when he beats Jamie Williamson to Gary Jones' clipped ball over the top before lobbing an effort over Pallister to give City the lead.
6min: Ross Hannah fires narrowly wide of the Scott Pallister's near post following good work on the right from Michael Boateng.
0min: Tadcaster kick off.
SECOND HALF TEAM
VIDAL OLIVER LOWINKSY MEREDITH
BAKER RAVENHILL R.JONES REID
TADCASTER ALBION BRADFORD CITY
1. Scott Pallister 1. Jon McLaughlin
2. George Bissett 22. Javan Vidal
4. Rob Pell 3. James Meredith
5. Ryan Qualter 4. Ricky Ravenhill
6. Jamie Williamson 6. Luke Oliver
7. Stuart Rice 7. Kyel Reid
8. Oliver Davies 8. Ritchie Jones
9. Danny Gray 50. Christophe Lowinsky
10. Callum Ward 19. Adam Baker
11. Nick Thompson 15. Louie Swain
15. Tom Day 21. Nahki Wells
FIRST HALF TEAM
BOATENG MCARDLE DAVIES BASS
ATKINSON JONES TAIWO MCNAMEE
TADCASTER ALBION BRADFORD CITY
1.Scott Pallister 12. Matt Duke (c)
2. George Bissett 20. Michael Boateng
3. Phil Biscombe 17. Forrayah Bass
4. Rob Pell (c) 23. Rory McArdle
5. Ryan Qualter 5. Andrew Davies
6. Jamie Williamson 18. Gary Jones
7. Stuart Rice 16. Tom Taiwo
8. Oliver Davies Anthony McNamee (not numbered)
9. Danny Gray 14. Will Atkinson
10. Callum Ward 9. James Hanson
11. Nick Thompson 10. Ross Hannah