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Bradford City 4-0 Chesham United

Bradford City ended non-league Chesham United's FA Cup dream as a comfortable win booked a spot in the third round.

City, who shocked Chelsea en route to last season's quarter-final, went ahead from Kyel Reid's 18-yard finish before James Hanson's angled strike.

Sam Youngs went close for Chesham, who play in the seventh tier and were 104 places below League One Bradford.

Despite a cameo from Chesham's Barry Hayles, 43, Gary Liddle and Devante Cole scored in injury time.

Chesham reached the second round after claiming their first ever Football League club scalp by defeating League Two Bristol Rovers, one of Hayles' former teams.

But once Reid fired the home side ahead after latching on to Hanson's knock-down, Chesham faced a long afternoon.

Hanson fired in a second after racing on to Lee Evans' long pass to make it 2-0 just before the break.

Second-half substitutes Liddle and Cole flicked in from close range to complete a straightforward afternoon for the Bantams.

Barry Hayles
Barry Hayles came on after 66 minutes but could not force a goal for Chesham

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson: "We spoke to the lads about the experience of playing non-league teams last year and and what had to be done to get through.

"We enjoyed the fantastic ties against Chelsea and Sunderland last year, but a lot of hard work had to be done to earn those, and we've done it here.

"If we went back down to Chelsea we wouldn't argue with that. The lads involved and the fans around town are still talking about that cup run.

"They are fantastic memories and they are the reason why we are all professional footballers. Everyone at Bradford is delighted to be back in the hat."

Chesham manager Andy Leese: "We started okay and the manner in which we let in those (first) two goals was a shame because they were so predictable.

"But there are over 100 places between the two sides and that was probably reflected in the score line.

"It was a huge positive for us to reach this round and make history and the finances are incredible, season-changing stuff.

"The excitement of the build-up to this game has been huge and there's a real sense of deflation in the dressing room. We have got a real pick-up job to do."



Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Williams
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 16Burke
  • 15Leigh
  • 11KnottSubstituted forLiddleat 88'minutes
  • 4Evans
  • 29McMahon
  • 17ReidSubstituted forMarshallat 77'minutes
  • 10ClarkeSubstituted forColeat 76'minutes
  • 9Hanson


  • 3Meredith
  • 5Clarke
  • 7Marshall
  • 8Liddle
  • 30Cracknell
  • 33James
  • 44Cole

Chesham United

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Gore
  • 2Smith
  • 3Fenton
  • 4Beasant
  • 5Ujah
  • 7LittleSubstituted forPearceat 62'minutes
  • 6Taylor
  • 8Youngs
  • 11WilsonSubstituted forHamilton-Forbesat 71'minutes
  • 10WadkinsSubstituted forHaylesat 66'minutes
  • 9Blake


  • 12Pearce
  • 13Nolan
  • 14Hayles
  • 15Casey
  • 16Fongho
  • 17Hamilton-Forbes
  • 18Woodcock
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bradford City 4, Chesham United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bradford City 4, Chesham United 0.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Bradford City 4, Chesham United 0. Devante Cole (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tony McMahon.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Bradford City 3, Chesham United 0. Gary Liddle (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tony McMahon with a cross following a corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Nick Beasant.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tony McMahon (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

  8. Post update

    Ashley Smith (Chesham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Gary Liddle replaces Billy Knott.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Chesham United. Conceded by Devante Cole.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Chesham United. Conceded by Ben Williams.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ryan Blake (Chesham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephen Hamilton-Forbes (Chesham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Chesham United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Rory McArdle (Bradford City).

  16. Post update

    Barry Hayles (Chesham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Pearce (Chesham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Marshall replaces Kyel Reid.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Devante Cole replaces Billy Clarke.

  20. Post update

    Reece Burke (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.