Vital Football

Latest Bradford City News

Bradford taste first cup defeat of the season

Bradford taste first cup defeat of the season

Brentford 4-2 Bradford AET
FA Cup 2nd Round Replay
18th December 2012
19:45
Griffin Park

The taste of cup defeat has been felt by Bradford for the first time this season. Still going strong in the latter stages of the Johnstone's Paint and Capital One Cup, following a reprieve, The Bantams were beaten in extra time by Brentford in the FA Cup second round replay on Tuesday night.

Brentford had the better of the opening half an hour or so but it was Kyel Reid (34) that opened the scoring for Bradford, however Brentford were awarded a penalty on the strike of half time. Marcello Trotta (45) made no mistake.

One-all is how it ended in 90-minutes, so extra time was needed.

Within minutes of the start of extra time Bradford regained the lead, and again looked on for another upset, when Alan Connell (94) converted from the spot against his former side.

Brentford had turned the game in their favour by the half way point of extra time though with two-goals in two-minutes from Trotta (102) and Clayton Donaldson (103). A minute into the second period of extra time Harry Forrester (106) wrapped up a 4-2 win for Brentford.

Many people might feel that "justice was done" with Brentford getting through in the end, they might be right? However, as disappointed as The Bantams will be to exit the FA Cup (and see another means of generating some big financial rewards pass them by) they still have two cup competitions to compete for and of course have league two promotion to battle for!

The official website will be the place to visit for a full report - click here.

Apply To Be A Site Editor



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday December 19 2012
Time: 10:57AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Bradford City Articles

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

EFL Trophy Quarter Finals - Full Draw (12/1/17)

The draw for the Quarter Finals of this season's EFL Trophy took place earlier today.

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 51 To 74 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

Archived Vital Bradford City Articles

Vital Bradford City articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Bradford City
Write For Vital Bradford City
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

EFLT - Stoke MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sattelmaier40%
Darby4%
Knight-Percival4%
Dieng0%
Meredith4%
Morais4%
Devine23%
Boateng0%
Webb-Foster0%
Hiwula-Mayifuila4%
Rabiega0%
Sub - Hudson4%
Sub - Kilgallon9%
Sub - Windle4%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 26 8 8 10 32 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 28 7 5 16 26 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Bradford City Results (view all)

Bradford City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Gillingham (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.soccerdata1
The Vital Football Members League