EFL Cup - First Round North
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Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Bradford City: Harry Pritchard gives Bantams victory

Substitute Harry Pritchard headed Bradford into the second round of the Carabao Cup as Ian Evatt suffered defeat in his first competitive match as Bolton boss.

Pritchard converted Anthony O'Connor's cross after 75 minutes, 14 minutes after his introduction for Bantam's talisman, Billy Clarke.

Keeper Billy Crellin, one of 10 Bolton debutants in Evatt's first starting line-up, denied Clarke and Lee Novak before Novak converted Tyler French's right win cross from eight yards for Stuart McCall's visitors (26).

Wanderers, released from League One last season, retaliated with Ricardo Alemeida Santos chipping against the bar and Nathan Delfouneso denied by goalie Richard O'Donnell.

But less than 60 seconds after the restart Bolton levelled. New captain Antoni Sarcevic, another of ex Barrow chief Evatt's close season captures, marked his debut from Plymouth by side-footing home from 10 yards.

But hopes of a winning start for the Trotters evaporated when Pritchard peeled away at the back post to convert an angled header.

Match report supplied by PA Media.



Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1Crellin
  • 5Almeida Santos
  • 27Baptiste
  • 4Taft
  • 2Jones
  • 8ComleySubstituted forCrawfordat 68'minutes
  • 14White
  • 3GordonSubstituted forMillerat 81'minutes
  • 10Sarcevic
  • 9Doyle
  • 7Delfouneso


  • 6Delaney
  • 11Crawford
  • 12Hickman
  • 18Tutte
  • 19Amoateng
  • 20Miller
  • 43Alexander


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 6O'Connor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 21Staunton
  • 15French
  • 18Watt
  • 8Cooke
  • 23Wood
  • 16ClarkeSubstituted forPritchardat 62'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Novak
  • 28GuthrieSubstituted forDonaldsonat 72'minutes


  • 3Longridge
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 7Pritchard
  • 10Donaldson
  • 11Ismail
  • 13Hornby
  • 26Scales
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    Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Bradford City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 1, Bradford City 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by George Taft (Bolton Wanderers).

  4. Post update

    Lee Novak (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Bradford City. Lee Novak tries a through ball, but Clayton Donaldson is caught offside.

  6. Booking

    Harry Pritchard (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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    Tom White (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Harry Pritchard (Bradford City).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alister Crawford (Bolton Wanderers).

  10. Post update

    Tyler French (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Billy Crellin.

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    Attempt saved. Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Callum Cooke.

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    Attempt missed. Tyler French (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Shaun Miller (Bolton Wanderers).

  15. Post update

    Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by George Taft (Bolton Wanderers).

  17. Post update

    Clayton Donaldson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Bolton Wanderers).

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    Connor Wood (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Shaun Miller replaces Liam Gordon.