The Yorkshire Weekend Football Round Up

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BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Hull City succumbed to a third consecutive Premier League defeat as they went down 1-0 away at Norwich City. Despite debutant Nikica Jelavic hitting the post inside the opening two minutes, Ryan Bennett headed in a corner three minutes from time to send the Tigers to defeat.

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

Leeds United went down to another defeat, this time 1-0 at home to league leaders Leicester City. Leeds were the stronger side and created the better chances throughout the game but were defeated when David Nugent poked the ball past Paddy Kenny three minutes from time.

Doncaster Rovers stunned everyone with a 3-0 victory over Wigan Athletic at the Keepmoat Stadium. Chris Brown opened the scoring in the sixth minute before James Coppinger scrambled the ball home just after half time. Brown then wrapped up the victory from the penalty spot.

Barnsley also boosted their chances of survival with a 2-0 home victory over Blackpool. Chris O’Grady scored both of the Tykes goals with a penalty in first half injury time before doubling the lead three minutes into the second half with a close range header.

Nahki Wells scored again as Huddersfield Town lost 2-1 away at Queens Park Rangers. Huddersfield were on top of their hosts until ten minutes into the second half when Charlie Austin smashed home a flick on before Nahki equalised when he headed home a cross from Adam Hammill. However, Austin pounced again with a close range header to send Town to defeat.

Sheffield Wednesday continued their fantastic from under Caretaker Manager Stuart Gray with a 1-1 draw away at third placed Burnley. The Owls fell behind when Sam Vokes put a Dean Marney cross past Chris Kirkland before Chris Maguire pounced two minutes later when Burnley failed to clear a Connor Wickham free kick.

And, Middlesbrough are now within touching distance of a play off place as they defeated Charlton Athletic 1-0 at the Riverside. The only goal of the game came in the sixteenth minute when Emmanuel Ledesma’s effort bounced over the Addicks keeper.

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

In the Yorkshire Derby, Sheffield United and Bradford City shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Bramall Lane. Jamie Murphy’s finish and a header from Chris Maguire gave the Blades a two goal advantage at half time before Gary Jones wickedly deflected effort and a James Hanson tap in from a Jones free kick got the Bantams a point.

And, Rotherham United kept up their charge for a play off place with a 3-0 victory away at Shrewsbury Town. The Millers goals all came in the opening twenty with a Tom Hitchcock header, a Ben Pringle volley and finally, a James Tavernier close range effort.

SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

York City played out a goalless draw in their home game with fellow strugglers Bristol Rovers. The homeside were on top throughout with Russell Penn being denied from close range being the best effort for the Minstermen.

SKRILL PREMIER

FC Halifax Town picked up a very credible 1-1 home draw against title chasing Cambridge United. Tom Elliott headed the visitors into a lead before top scorer Lee Gregory drew the Shaymen level when he converted Adam Smith’s cross.

SKRILL NORTH

North Ferriby United stayed top of the division following a enthralling 4-4 draw at home to mid table Histon. The Humberside outfit came from 2-0 down and 3-2 down to take a lead before surrendering the three points eight minutes from the end of the ninety.

Harrogate Town came away 2-1 victors at Leamington. After going one down in the sixteenth minute, Town turned it round with goals in both the thirty sixth minute and seventy ninth minute to come out on top in the battle of the spas.

Bradford Park Avenue went down 2-1 at home to title chasing Hednesford Town. Avenue went two down following a dominant performance for the visitors before Ross Gardner grabbed his second since joining earlier this month in time added one.

The Sport Baht’at in association with MJK Sports Events featured match between Guiseley and Stockport County was postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitch.

THE EVO-STIK LEAGUE

In the Premier Division, Whitby Town defeated FC United of Manchester 3-2 with a Graeme Armstrong double coming either side of a Steven Snaith finish. Frickley Athletic went down 4-1 in a relegation six pointer away at Trafford with Jake Picton grabbing a last minute consolation for the South Yorkshire outfit. Stocksbridge Park Steels slipped closer to the drop after being defeated 4-1 by Witton Albion with Nick Swirad scoring for the Steelers.

In Division One North, Farsley and Ossett Town shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw, Ossett Albion were defeated 3-2 at home by Darlington 1883 in front of their biggest crowd of the season whilst Wakefield were defeated 4-2 by Cammell Laird. Finally, Harrogate Railway Athletic got a 3-2 victory at home to Clitheroe.

In Division One South, Goole were spanked 5-1 away at Belper Town whilst Sheffield FC also lost, going down 2-1 away at Brigg Town.

TOOLSTATION NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST FOOTBALL LEAGUE

In the Premier Division, Tadcaster Albion remained three points of the pace despite a 8-1 thumping of Lincoln Moorlands Railway, Thackley lost 4-2 to West Yorkshire Rivals Brighouse Town whilst Albion Sports won 3-1 away at Winterton Rangers. Athersley Recreation defeated Parkgate 1-0 and Bridlington Town secured a 3-2 home triumph over Glasshoughton Welfare. Garforth Town went down 3-1 at home to Heanor Town with Maltby Main issuing out a 6-0 spanking on Armthorpe Welfare and Liversedge lost 1-0 away at Worksop Parramore.

In Division One, Eccleshill United and AFC Emley drew 2-2 in their meeting and Selby Town picked up a 5-1 away victory at Appleby Foderingham. Yorkshire Amateur beat Dronfield Town 5-2 with Hall Road Rangers losing 3-0 away at Shirebrook Town. Hemsworth Miners Welfare secured a 2-1 home victory over Louth Town, Rossington Main defeated Dinnington Town 4-0, Knaresborough Town won 2-1 away at Cleethorpes Town and Hallam drew 2-2 at home with Worsborough Bridge Athletic in the South Yorkshire Derby.

WEST RIDING COUNTY AMATEUR LEAGUE

Kirkburton 4-3 Campion, Halifax Irish 1-1 Salts, Hall Green United picked up their first victory off the campaign with a 2-1 away victory at Tyersal.

Introducing Yorkshire… Guiseley

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Guiseley

Guiseley are a semi-professional football club in West Yorkshire who currently ply their trade in the games sixth tier, the Skrill Conference North.

A LIONS GUIDE:
Club: Guiseley Association Football Club
Founded: 1909
Chairman: Phil Rogerson
Player-Manager: Mark Bower
Ground: Nethermoor (Capacity: 3,000 (500 Seated))
Division: Skrill Conference North

A LIONS HISTORY IN TWENTY POINTS:
. Guiseley were founded in 1909 by a local group of football enthuasists.
. The clubs first success came in 1913 when they won the Wharfedale League.
. Following the first world war the clubs switched to the Leeds League before joining the West Riding County Amateur League.
. In the 1930’s the club won a treble of League Championships.
. Following another two league titles, the club switched to West Yorkshire League.
. In the 1960’s the club won the Wharfedale Challenge Cup on Nine of the possible Ten occassions.
. In 1968, the club was on the move again, this time joining the Yorkshire League in which time they clinched both the Divsion Two Championship and the League Cup.
. In 1982, the Non-League Pyramid was established and Guiseley found themselves placed in the NCEL.
. In 1991, the club won the FA Vase following a 3-1 replay win over Gresley Rovers at Bramall Lane following a 4-4 draw at Wembley three days earlier.
. Later that season the club made it a League and Cup double to clinch promotion to the Northern League.
. In 1991, the club reached the FA Cup First Round Proper for the first time, going down 1-0 away at Chester City.
. Another trip to Wembley that season saw the club lose the FA Vase following a 5-3 defeat to Wimborne Town.
. In 1994 the club clinched promotion to the Northern League Premier Division.
. During a record breaking first season in the NLPD, the club reached the FA Cup proper once again, this time losing to Carlisle United in front of 6,548 at Valley Parade.
. Following a relegation in 1999, the club clinched promotion once again four years later during which time they lost to Luton Town in the FA Cup Proper.
. Following becoming a FA Community Club in 2005, the clubs forturnes took a turn for the better and clinched promotion to the Conference North in their centenary year.
. Their first season in the Conference North saw the club reach the Play Off Final only to lose away at AFC Telford United.
. Guiseley lost to Crawley Town in the FA Cup as well as losing to Luton Town in the FA Trophy the following season but defeated Thackley to lift the West Riding County Cup.
. After finishing runners up, the club lost in the Play Offs once again, this time to Nuneaton Town.
. The club retained the West Riding County Cup however before losing in the Play Offs yet again last season, this time to rivals FC Halifax Town.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR GUISELEY?
Well, despite not playing a League Fixture since Boxing Day, the Lions still have a very good chance of reaching the Play Offs once again this season and are hoping to achieve their dream of reaching Non League’s top tier in the very near future.

The Yorkshire Midweek Football Round Up

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FA CUP THIRD ROUND PROPER REPLAY IN ASSOCIATION WITH BUDWEISER

Sheffield Wednesday secured a fourth round trip to Rochdale after seeing off Skrill Premier outfit Macclesfield Town 4-1 at Hillsborough. Chris Maguire goal opened the scoring for Wednesday before they survived a scare following a Scott Boden penalty for the visitors, however, late goals from Jacques Maghoma, Jermaine Johnson and finally, Miguel Llera completed the victory for the resurgent Owls.

SKRLL NORTH

North Ferriby United extended their lead at the top of the table with a 2-0 away victory at Leamington. Liam King and Danny Hone supplied the goals for the Humberside outfit.

EV0-STIK NORTHERN LEAGUE

In Division One North, Wakefield‘s fight against relegation took another blow following another defeat, this time 3-2 at home to high flying Curzon Ashton. The men from Belle Vue found themselves two down before pulling back level through two Robert Bordman goals only to concede a minute after the equaliser to succumb to yet another defeat.

In Division One South, Sheffield FC picked up a valuable 3-0 away victory in a Yorkshire Derby away at Goole with Andrew Gascoigne, Mark Fereday and Joel Purkiss scoring the goals. Elsewhere, Scarborough Athletic went down 2-1 away at Mickleover Sports with Tom Davies scoring a consolation after conceding twice early on.

And in the Doodson Cup, a goal from Gibraltar international Adam Priestley was enough to secure Farsley a 1-0 victory over Bamber Bridge whilst Ossett Town went out following a 2-1 home defeat to FC United of Manchester. Keir Hannity put the hosts into the lead only to lose following goals from Rhodri Giggs and Michael Norton.

TOOLSTATION NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Thackley moved into the division’s top four following a 4-2 victory against Parkgate. Damian Hopkins, a brace from Mike Garrod and a Paul Whiteley goal gave the Dennyboys a commanding lead with Oliver Graham’s penalty and a strike from George Morley securing some pride for the South Yorkshire outfit. And finally, Brighouse Town went down 2-1 away at Worksop Parramore meaning they fell below their opponents in the league standings.

The Yorkshire Football Weekend Round Up

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BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Hull City succumbed to a 2-0 defeat at home to title chasing Chelsea. Following a world class save by Allan McGregor from Oscar, a well worked Eden Hazard goal finally broke the deadlock. Fernando Torres then preceeded to wrap up the three points with a low shot from 18 yards.

SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP

In the Yorskhire Derby, Sheffield Wednesday put Leeds United to the sword with a 6-0 demolition. Reda Johnson opened the scoring with Atdhe Nuhiu doubling the advantage on the half time whistle. Matt Smith was then sent off for the visitors, just sixty seconds after coming off the bench with Connor Wickham & Chris Maguire extending the lead. The demolition was completed by substitute Caolan Lavery, who scored twice in the final ten minutes.

Middlesbrough continued the current great run of form they’re on at the moment with a 2-0 victory away at Blackpool. Both goals came in the final ten minutes from Mustapha Carayol who put away two low shots.

Huddersfield Town had record signing Nahki Wells to thank for their 1-0 victory at home to Millwall. The Bermudan, who joined from rivals Bradford on Friday, came off the substitutes bench and pounced from a missed Paul Robinson header to secure the Terriers a last gasp victory.

At Ewood Park, Doncaster Rovers lack of from continued with a 1-0 defeat away at Blackburn Rovers. The only goal in the game came on the brink of half time when Rudy Gestede headed home.

And finally, Barnsley were left frustrated after the trip to Charlton Athletic was postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitch shortly after 1pm.

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

In the Sport Baht’at in association with MJK Sports Events featured match, Bradford City began life post Nahki Wells with a 1-1 draw with relegation threatened Bristol City. James Hanson opened the scoring after just 54 seconds before a number of defensive errors ten minutes later allowed Scott Wagstaff to grab the equaliser.

Rotherham United continued there charge up the table but had to come back from behind to defeat Crewe Alexandra 4-2. After falling behind to a Brad Inman strike, the Millers drew level through Kieran Agard before conceding to a Kelvin Mellor effort. Lee Frecklington then equalised from the penalty spot before Adam Collin denied Crewe a third from the spot, further goals from Alex Revell and Frecklington moved the side to fifth.

And finally for this divison, Sheffield United went down 2-1 away at Notts County. Conor Coady gave the Blades an early lead before goals from both Enoch Showunmi and Mark Fotheringham wrapped up the the three points for the Magpies.

SKY BET LEAGUE TWO

Our only side in this division, York City, picked up a third consecutive victory as they defeated bottom club Northampton. Despite early Cobblers pressure, the men from North Yorkshire secured victory with two goals in three minutes. Ryan Bowman opened the scoring before Wes Fletcher put away a penalty to wrap up the three points.

SKRILL PREMIER

FC Halifax Town played out a goalless draw away at Wrexham. Town’s best effort came through a Lois Maynard header despite Brett Ormerod being sent off for fighting.

FA TROPHY

Flying high near the Skrill North summit, North Ferriby United stunned Lincoln City 4-0 at Sincil Bank. They went into the interval with a two goal lead through Liam King and Ryan Kendall, a Nathan Jarman penalty and another King goal completed the shock in the second half.

And, Guiseley bowed out with a 3-0 defeat away at Aldershot Town, a result which ends Mark Bower’s outfits fifteen game unbeaten streak in all competitions following his appointment as manager.

SKRILL NORTH

Bradford Park Avenue sent Gloucester City closer to the drop with a 3-2 victory in Cheltenham. Jordan Deacey, Adam Clayton and Alex Davidson give the Avenue a three goal advantage before Gloucester staged a late fightback with Matt Groves and Will Morford scoring late on.

Harrogate Town also picked up a victory, but had to come from behind to secure the 2-1 triumph over Stalybridge Celtic. Sean McConville put the visitors into the lead, before a Chris Hall equaliser and Adam Nowakowski winner securing three points for Town.

EVO-STIK LEAGUE

Stocksbridge Park Steels are now eleven points from safety in the Evo-Stik Premier League after Danny South’s equaliser grabbed them a point in a 1-1 home draw with Marine. Frickley Athletic shared the spoils with Witton Albion following a goalless draw in South Yorkshire. Whitby Town also played out a goalless draw away at Rushall Olympic.

In Division One North, Ossett Albion narrowed the gap at the bottom of the table following a 2-0 victory away at Clitheroe. Farsley kept their promotion push going with a 2-1 home victory over New Mills whilst Ossett Town also secured three points with a 3-1 home victory over Padiham. Wakefield got spanked 4-0 away at Warrington Town whilst Harrogate Railway Athletic went down 2-0 at home to Darlington 1883.

In Division One South, Scarborough Athletic succumbed to a 2-0 defeat away at Coalville Town with Goole and Sheffield FC both having weekends off after there respective fixtures were postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitches.

TOOLSTATION NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST FOOTBALL LEAGUE

In the Premier Divsion, Tadcaster Albion kept their title charge going with a 6-0 demolition of Lincoln Moorlands Railway. Albion Sports charge up the table continued with a 3-0 away victory against Pickering Town. Parkgate lost a second successive South Yorkshire Derby after going down 4-1 at home to Athersley Recreation whilst Bridlington Town picking up a 2-0 away victory against Glasshoughton Welfare. Elsewhere, Armthorpe Welfare picked up a 2-0 victory over Maltby Main and Nostell Miners Welfare remained cut adrift following a 3-2 defeat away at high flying Basford United.

In the First Division, Shaw Lane Aquaforce kept their place at top of the table following a 3-0 victory away at Appleby Foderingham. Pontefract Colleries kept their fading promotion dreams alive with a 3-0 home victory over Shirebrook Town but the gap remained at seven points due to Knaresborough Town going down 2-0 at home to Bottesford Town. Elsewhere, Eccleshill United won 2-0 away at Grimsby Borough whilst Hall Road Rangers were defeated 5-3 at home to Clipstone. Finally in the West Yorkshire Derby, AFC Emley and Yorkshire Amateur shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw.

NORTH WEST COUNTIES FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Our only side in this division Silsden remain four points clear of the division’s drop zone following a 2-2 draw away at mid-table outfit AFC Blackpool.

WEST RIDING COUNTY AMATEUR LEAGUE

Due to postponments, only two games took place this weekend. Tyersal picked up an impressive 5-1 home victory over Halifax Irish to move above there opponents & in the divisions other game, Ovenden West Riding moved four points clear at the top with a 1-0 home victory over Salts.

In the Premier Division Cup, Campion progressed with a 4-1 victory at home to Huddersfield YMCA.

City Start Again After Hard Farewells

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Bradford City went into this game in the worst possible fashion after a week dictated by transfers and injuries.

With James Meredith revealed out for at least a month with a broken metatarsal in his foot, this was followed up just yesterday evening by the news that Nahki Wells had completed a £1.5 million transfer to arch rivals Huddersfield.

But, the Bantams got off to the best possible start to answer the doubters, when from a corner just thirty seconds into the encounter from Kyel Reid the ball fell to the feet of James Hanson who tapped the ball home to give the Bantams an early lead.

But, the Robins drew level when a defensive error allowed Scott Wagstaff to get past Matthew Bates from a Derrick Williams long ball to put the ball home with a let help from the pitch.

Following Hanson’s opener with Bristol City still shellshocked, Garry Thompson forced a corner which was narrowly headed over by the left back, Carl McHugh.

With the visiting defence still under a mass amount of pressure, they were lucky to escape with nothing following a foul from behind on Oliver McBurnie by Derrick Williams who was struggling against the youngster.

From the Reds equaliser, a fantastic piece of skill from McHugh to get past Wagstaff allowed the Bantams yet another chance at goal, however Reid’s attempt went straight into the arms of Parish in the Bristol goal.

The Robins found themselves fortunate when Jon McLaughlin had to stop a Baldock shot from a misplaced Gary Jones pass before Bates kicked out of the goalkeeper’s hands for a throw in.

The new found confidence in Steve Cotterill’s ranks was showing as they came close again when Jay Emmanuel-Thomas put the ball narrowly over Jon McLaughlin’s crossbar from the edge of the area.

The West Yorkshire side came close themselves minutes later with both Kyel Reid and Carl McHugh being denied by the visiting defence; however they gave away a free kick when Reid was hauled down by Wagstaff.

The resulting free kick from Gary Jones was deflected for a corner of which nothing came off prior to Ricky Ravenhill departing the field with an apparent injury to be replaced by Jason Kennedy.

Bradford City came close to retaking the lead but Oliver McBurnie and Garry Thompson got the wires crossed before a counter attack resulted in McLaughlin parrying a long range drive by Bobby Reid.

The men from the West Country nearly found themselves in front for the first time but Rory McArdle, if not rather fortunately, deflected Greg Cunningham’s effort over the crossbar.

After surviving a handball appeal, Jason Kennedy preceded to have an attempt at goal but Elliott Parish was well aware of the threat and pushed away the substitute’s goal bound effort.

Jon McLaughlin found himself under bombardment once again when a well struck first time Marvin Elliott volley sailed straight into the keepers arms, Kennedy then had a deflected effort caught by Parish from the resulting counter.

The other City’s captain Baldock found himself in space from a McHugh missed header but his link up play with Pack only saw the man known as ‘JET’ head wide for the visitors.

Then on the brink of half time, Garry Thompson found himself through one on one with the goalkeeper, but could only put his strike across goal much to dismay of the home support.

A fantastic set piece play early in the second half saw Marvin Elliott with only the goalkeeper to beat head narrowly wide from a Cunningham cross.

Bristol City then survived a corner scare of their own when it came across Osborne had handled a McHugh header following a lovely floating cross from skipper Gary Jones.

The Bantams barrage continued with a wild Kyel Reid cross and a goalmouth scramble being turned away by Parish and hitting the post respectively.

But, a synical back pass by Thompson was nearly punished as McLaughlin had to do well to hold a Baldock header following a whipping cross by Cunningham from the flank.

With Nahki now gone, ‘JET’ may now be League One’s hottest property and he showed that again with a wickedly struck shot hitting the upright of Jonny Mac’s goal. Kyel Reid then wasted two opportunities to score himself much to the home supports annoyance.

The man tipped to fill Wells boots at Valley Parade, Oliver McBurnie, showed what he was capable off though when a last gasp tackle by Aden Flint denied him a first professional goal for the Bantams.

With scrappiness now beginning to filter in to the game, Gary Jones let loose a swerving 25 yard effort which hit the inside off the post much to the disbelieve off those in attendance.

McBurnie’s final contribution to the game saw him denied twice in a matter of second from close range by an inspired Parish, first from a right footed shot prior to a header from a Jones corner.

A Bantams counter attack in the final minute following a huge McHugh tackle saw Thompson break through but slip at the crucial point of shooting.

But they weren’t giving in without a fight but Bristol had everyone back for a free kick and corner from which Parkinson’s side were denied on both occasions which was the last real action as the game came to a drab ending.

MAN OF THE MATCH – Oliver McBurnie – The young Scot answered the call to fill Nahki Wells boots in some style, causing the opposition defence problems throughout whilst showing glimpses of promise, very unfortunate not to get a goal.

BANTAMS: McLaughlin, Darby, McArdle, Bates, McHugh, Thompson, Jones (C), Ravenhill (Kennedy 22), Reid (Yeates 71), Hanson, McBurnie (Connell 77). SUBS NOT USED: Jameson, Oliver, Taylor, Graham

BRISTOL CITY: Parish, Osborne, Flint, Williams (Fontaine 77), Cunningham, Reid (Barnett 75), Pack, Osborne, Wagstaff, Baldock (C), Emmanuel-Thomas. SUBS NOT USED: Fielding, Moloney, Bryan, Burns, Gillett.

Attendance: 13050

Yorkshire Midweek Round Up

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SKRILL PREMIER

FC Halifax Town sadly saw their home fixture with Salisbury City postponed due to a Waterlogged Pitch.

TOOLSTATION NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST FOOTBALL LEAGUE

In the NCEL League Cup, Eccleshill United progressed to the Quarter Finals when they staged a dramatic last fifteen minute comeback to defeat Albion Sports 3-1 in a Bradford Derby.

Brighouse Town also left it late in the League Cup with two goals in the last fifteen minutes as they picked up a 3-1 win off there own against Basford United.

INTRODUCING YORKSHIRE… BRADFORD CITY

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Bradford City are a Football Club in West Yorkshire who currently ply their trade in the games third tier, Sky Bet League One.

A BANTAMS GUIDE:
Club: Bradford City Association Football Club
Founded: 1903
Joint Chariman: Julian Rhodes & Mark Lawn
Manager: Phil Parkinson
Ground: Coral Windows Stadium (Capacity: 25,136)
Division: Sky Bet League One

A BANTAMS HISTORY IN TWENTY POINTS:
. The Bantams were formed in 1903 following the FA’s decision to promote Football in a Rugby League dominated area.
. The decision came following Manningham FC’s decision to switch codes from Rugby to Football.
. Peter O’Rourke guided the club to the top flight for the first time in 1908 after leading the club to the Second Divison Championship.
. In 1911, the club won the FA Cup when Jimmy Spiers goal secured a 1-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Final Replay at Old Trafford.
. The Clubs record victory was an 11-1 demolition of Rotherham United on the 25th August 1928.
. Following a poor run following the First World War, O’Rourke returned as manager and guided the club to promotion from the Third Division (North) with a record goals haul of 128.
. In 1958, the Bantams were placed in the new Third Division but were relegated after just three seasons.
. In the League Cup’s inaugral season of 1960/61, the club stunned Manchester United.
. On the 30th December 1961, the club suffered their record loss of 9-1 away at Colchester United.
. Following years of Yo-Yoing between the bottom three tiers of the Football League, Stafford Heginbotham & Jack Tordoff saved the club from recievership.
. Then in 1984/85, the club secured promotion as Champions of the Third Division.
. However, on the day the club were presented with the trophy, tragedy struck against Lincoln City when 56 fans tragically lost their lives when a fire engulfed the main stand at Valley Parade.
. In 1994, Geoffrey Richmond bought the club and promised Premier League football in five years.
. In 1996, Chris Kamara lead the club to promotion from Division Two as they defeated Notts County 2-0 at Wembley in the Play Off Final.
. In 1999, Paul Jewell guided the club to promotion into the Premier League following a final day victory away at Wolverhampton Wanderers.
. Twelve Months Later, the team branded ‘Dad’s Army’ defeated Liverpool 1-0 with a David Wetherall header to secure Premier League Survival.
. The club then took part in their only European journey as they defeated FK Atlantas & RRC Waalwijk before being losing out to Zenit St Petersburg in the UEFA Intertoto Cup.
. Two spells in administration following relegation from the Premier League saw the club drop to the games fourth tier with two further relegations coming within six years of dropping from the top flight.
. In 2013, Phil Parkinson guided City to the League Cup Final where they were defeated 5-0 to Swansea. They saw off Notts County, Watford, Burton, Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa to reach Wembley.
. The Bantams returned to Wembley three months later, defeating Northampton Town 3-0 to secure promotion from League Two.

WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR THE BANTAMS?
For now, the Bantams main aim is to sell star striker Nahki Wells for a tidy sum whilst replacing him with an equally as goal use striker. Depsite a run of one victory in the past sixteen games, Phil Parkinson will still hope he can guide the club to another promotion push as he shares the ambitions of Championship football with Chairman Mark Lawn.