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6 January 2018

Saturday 6 January 2018
Emirates FA Cup Third Round
Yeovil Town 2 (Barnes 62, Green 76)
Bradford City 0
Kick Off: 3:00pm
at Huish Park

Attendance: 3,040 (465 visitors)

The Bantams were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup at the third round stage after they found themselves on the wrong end of a cup upset by Sky Bet League Two team Yeovil Town.

Second half goals from Yeovil attackers Marcus Barnes and Jordan Green saw the Glovers claim victory following an energetic display from the hosts.

Sadly for the Bantams, Stuart McCall's men had little joy on a difficult afternoon at Huish Park.

Yeovil went close on more than one occasion during a lively first half performance from the Somerset-based side.

With one particular chance, Barnes forced a good save out of Lukas Raeder - the shot-stopper stepping into the side after Rouven Sattelmaier injured his back on Friday.

Raeder was one of four changes made by City for the game, with Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Tony McMahon and Luke Hendrie also ruled out.

Along with Barnes, Tom James and former Bantams loanee Francois Zoko had efforts stopped by Raeder as well, with Yeovil defender James also seeing a powerful shot blocked on the line by Matthew Kilgallon.

Kilgallon was unfortunately forced off at the bench after taking a whack on the shin.

The Bantams improved after the interval - Timothee Dieng forcing a smart save out of Artur Krysiak early into the half - but Yeovil still fired themselves in front just past the hour mark.

After Otis Khan had already gone close with a free-kick ten minutes earlier, Yeovil caught City on the counter-attack when same home winger played Barnes in on goal.

The striker, making his Yeovil debut after joining on loan from Southampton on Friday, took advantage of the time and space to slot home past Raeder.

Paul Taylor went agonisingly close to equalising later in the half when his dipping drive from outside the box hit the underside of Krysiak's crossbar.

Shay McCartan looked to cash in on the rebound but his close range strike was repelled by the Yeovil 'keeper.

Yeovil managed to double their advantage fifteen minutes from the end when a forceful run from Zoko eventually saw the ball land at the feet of Jordan Green, who finished neatly from just inside the box.

Again, City came close to responding but Charlie Wyke was blocked out after Taylor had found him in space in the box with a clipped ball over the top.

Second half substitute Daniel Devine saw a goal-bound effort on the half volley blocked on the line by James in the final minute of normal time, as City failed to deny Yeovil a deserved success.

FT: Yeovil Town 2 Bradford City 0
90+4min: SUB -
Yeovil bring on Alefe Santos for Khan.
Vincelot heads comfortably wide of the target following Robinson's cross into the box.
There will be four minutes of time added on at the end of the tie.
Raeder comes up for a late City corner. The ball eventually ends up at Devine but the midfielder's dipping effort on the half volley from just inside the box is headed off the line by James.
Wing's curling effort from the edge of the box flashes narrowly wide.
85min: SUB -
Yeovil bring on Corey Whelan for Barnes.
Taylor's delightful ball over the top finds Wyke in a pocket of space inside the box but the striker's shot for goal is blocked behind for a corner.
78min: SUB -
Yeovil bring Lewis Wing for Bird.
76min: GOAL - Yeovil Town 2 Bradford City 0 - Green doubles the hosts' lead with a fine finish from just inside the box following a forceful run from Zoko.
75min: SUB -
The Bantams bring on Dominic Poleon for McCartan.
Taylor hits the bar! His dipping effort from outside the box crashes against the underside of the bar. Shay McCartan comes in to try and fire in the rebound but his effort from deep inside the box is blocked by the legs of Krysiak.
70min: SUB -
The Bantams bring on Daniel Devine for Dieng.
68min: YELLOW CARD -
Dieng is booked for bringing down Green just outside the box as the Yeovil winger drove dangerously deep into City territory.
Taylor takes aim but his angled drive from outside the box flashes wide of Krysiak's far post.
Barnes' low drive from outside the box is held by Raeder.
62min: GOAL - Yeovil Town 1 Bradford City 0 - Barnes fires Yeovil into the lead. As Yeovil break forward on the counter-attack, Khan plays Barnes through on goal and the striker slots home past Raeder.
Robinson is back on the pitch as play continues.
Robinson needs a brief spot of treatment after being barged over by James over by the far corner flag by Yeovil's goal.
Wyke's low drive from just inside the box is turned around the post by Krysiak.
Khan goes so close with a free-kick from outside the box, the curling effort flashing narrowly past Raeder's near post with the 'keeper seemingly beaten. That went wide by mere inches!
50min: YELLOW CARD -
Robinson is booked for a trip on Green as the Yeovil winger looked to burst into space just inside City's half of the pitch.
Hanson's cross into the box is headed down by Wyke but Taylor's strike while seemingly off balance flies over.
Dieng plays a one-two with Gilliead before driving into the box and forcing a save out of Krysiak with a low drive from an angle.
The Bantams restart the tie.
The Bantams bring on Adam Thompson for Kilgallon just before the restart. It would seem that Kilgallon unfortunately have been unable to shake off his first half injury.
HT: Yeovil Town 0 Bradford City 0
The ball is played back to Taylor just inside the box during a bright City attack but the driven effort is gathered up at the second attempt by Artur Krysiak.
Bird fires comfortably over the bar with a shot from distance.
There will be three minutes of time added on at the end of the first period.
As play eventually resumes once again, thankfully, both Kilgallon and Vincelot are able to carry on.
City defend the following corner without Kilgallon in their box, with Vincelot then going down soon after with an injury of his own.
As Yeovil win a corner, Kilgallon drops to the floor to receive treatment. The defender appeared to have been limping for a minute or so earlier.
Bird bursts into the box with purpose but his low driven strike across the six yard box is held by Raeder.
Alex Gilliead's bouncing low cross is missed by Paul Taylor before the ball hits off Charlie Wyke behind him and flies over.
As City struggle to clear their lines from the corner that follows, James rifles the ball goalwards from the edge of the box and Kilgallon has to be in the right place to block the effort with his body from right in front of his own goal-line.
Barnes is played into space inside the City area by Zoko and his angled drive is tipped around the post by Raeder.
From the resulting corner delivery from Khan, James connects with a firm header but the effort is straight at Raeder.
30min: YELLOW CARD -
As Yeovil win a corner, Romain Vincelot is booked for a earlier foul on Barnes during the first stages of the move.
Yeovil win a free-kick in a dangerous position just outside the box after Green is fouled by Timothee Dieng. Khan goes for goal with the set-piece but his shot hits the Bantams wall and goes out for a throw-in.
Play continues with Green back on his feet and back on the pitch.
Play is halted briefly while Jordan Green receives treatment for an injury.
Otis Khan's drive from outside the box is held by Raeder.
16min: YELLOW CARD -
Bird is booked for a late challenge on Jacob Hanson just inside City's half of the pitch.
Tom James' long throw-in into the box is headed out by Matthew Kilgallon as far as Jake Gray, who fires some distance over with a rising strike from just outside the area.
Francois Zoko's curling shot from just inside the box is parried by Lukas Raeder before City can eventually clear their lines.
Early chance for Yeovil, Jared Bird's driven ball across the six yard box has be kicked clear from right in front of his own goal by Tyrell Robinson.
Yeovil Town kick off the match.

Krysiak, N Smith, Mugabi, Dickson, James, Green, Khan, Bird, Gray, Zoko, Barnes

Subs: Maddison, Wing, Whelan, Golubickas, Santos

Yeovil Town substitutions:
Wing for Bird (78), Whelan for Barnes (85), Santos for Khan (90+4)

Yeovil Town cautions:
Bird (16)

Raeder, Hanson, Vincelot, Kilgallon, Robinson, Gilliead, Law, Dieng, Taylor, McCartan, Wyke

Subs: Sykes-Kenworthy, Thompson, Poleon, Devine, Gibson, Patrick

Bradford City substitutions:
Thompson for Kilgallon (46), Devine for Dieng (70), Poleon for McCartan (75)

Bradford City cautions:
Vincelot (30), Robinson (50), Dieng (68)

Referee: John Brooks
Assistant Referee: Samuel Ogles
Assistant Referee: Matthew Lee
Fourth Official: Adam Bromley

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