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CITY CLAIM COMFORTABLE CENTRAL LEAGUE WIN OVER WALSALL

28 November 2017

A trio of first half goals proved enough for City to claim a comfortable victory over Walsall in their Central League fixture.

An opener from Dominic Poleon, plus an eye-catching double from Omari Patrick, helped the Bantams secure a 3-1 win over the Saddlers at the club's Apperley Bridge.

Poleon's deadlock-breaking strike came just six minutes in, the striker's shot from the edge of the area deflected up off a Walsall defender and into the net past the despairing dive of visiting 'keeper Brandon Ganley.

Patrick increased City's lead soon after when the attacker cut inside from the left before rifling home a stunning strike into the far top corner from just inside the box.

Patrick then made it three for City with just twenty-two minutes on the clock. The young forward turned inside of Walsall defender Sam Tonks before beating Ganley by his near post with a low drive.

Walsall pulled a goal back seventeen minutes from the end when a Cody Fisher cross bounced in off an unfortunate Jacob Hanson.

Along with goalscorers Poleon and Patrick, Shay McCartan, Adam Thompson, Daniel Pybus and Lukas Raeder - all of whom were on the bench at Shrewsbury Town last weekend - also featured in the reserve competition fixture.

Daniel Devine and Jordan Gibson were also in City's starting XI.

All of the above named players, including Hanson, received ninety minutes under their belts in the second-string match.

The only low point of the afternoon was the early exit of Tom Field from the action.

The loanee left back was replaced by apprentice Jake Maltby just before the half hour mark after seemingly picking up an injury.


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