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Bradford City U18s 2 Imps U18s 5

20 September 2022

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Ash Foyle was pleased with the character his side showed in Saturday’s win at Bradford City.

Julian Donnery and Tayo Tucker put the Imps 2-0 up at the interval against last season’s divisional champions.

Foyle said: “We faced a very well drilled and talented Bradford side today facing a very different challenge to normal as they were the team to have more of the football so we had to be patient and disciplined with what we did. We proved to do that in abundance and we were devastating on the counter and looked a genuine threat throughout the game in transition.

“We were deservedly 2-0 up at half time and the only downside being that it should have been more with Isaac Allen having little to do.”

The Bantams came out fighting after the interval with Dylan Youmbi scoring twice to level the score.

But City fought back to go on and claim an ultimately comfortable victory with Donnery bagging his second of the game to restore the lead. Harry Dale and Russell Berko then struck to make the game safe.

Foyle added: "Bradford changed tack a little in the second half and got back in the game with two goals coming from balls swung into the box.

"Our character and resilience was then certainly put to the test but again we proved capable of creating numerous chances and ended up running away with the game in the end.

"Our work without the ball was a huge plus, and we showed yet again that we can score bags of goals regardless of opposition. There were also some steps in the right direction in managing the flow and momentum of the game."

Ash Foyle's side are back in a action on Saturday when they host Huddersfield United at the LNER Stadium in a double header before Lincoln City Women take on Newcastle United. Tickets cost just £5 and are available now.


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