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CITY TRIALISTS WIN AT BRIGHOUSE

10 July 2019

A team of City trialists made it two pre-season wins from two for the Bantams, with a 2-0 victory at Brighouse Town.

A penalty in each half from forward Myles Hippolyte did the damage for Gary Bowyer’s men, as the City boss took the opportunity to look at potential new recruits.

The Bantams made a bright start at the Yorkshire Payments Stadium and their early pressure was rewarded after 20 minutes when Hippolyte was upended in the area.

A constant threat throughout, the striker dusted himself down to send the goalkeeper the wrong way from 12 yards out to put the visitors ahead.

City could have added to their lead before the interval, had Hippolyte been more clinical with a header from inside the area and Curtis Tilt done better when one on one, but 1-0 it remained.

After a couple of half-time changes, Gary Bowyer’s trialists remained in control throughout the second period and were handed another spot kick with 20 minutes left.

Hippolyte robbed the goalkeeper of possession and was dragged to the ground while bearing down on the open net.

Hippolyte again stood up and sent the Brighouse stopper the wrong way to put the Bantams firmly in the driving seat.

The visitors could have put the icing on the cake in the dying embers, however substitute Luke Wall sent his effort skimming off the crossbar after neat build up from Hippolyte and Regan Booty.

The Bantams now prepare for their third pre-season friendly this Sunday – at home to European champions Liverpool FC in aid of the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation (3.00pm).

CITY: Oliver Byrne; Nortei Nortey, Josh Martin, Charlie Fox, Andy Taylor (Luke Wall 46’); Reece Flanagan (Alkeo Bani 46’), Regan Booty, Chris Taylor; Chay Tilt, Myles Hippolyte, Lionel Ainsworth.

GOALS: Hippolyte (21’ pen, 71’ pen).


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