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Saturday 16th November

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION:

Roman Glass St George 1-2 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: TBC

Town kept up their winning form with a hard fought victory at Oaklands Park. The visitors got off to an ideal start when Lewis Powell took advantage of the referee overruling a linesman’s offside call to take the lead.  Powell netted his second before the break after neat midfield play to put Town in control. The Glass replied in the second half however to set up a nervy finish as they pushed for an equaliser but Town held firm.

 

Wednesday 6th November

Buildbase FA VASE 2nd Round

Baffins Milton Rovers 2-3 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 
 

Bradford avenged last years Vase exit at the hands of Rovers with a stunning away victory in a rain-soaked Portsmouth. In a frantic first half, Baffins struck back to level twice after Town went ahead first through a neat Gary Higdon finish and a Lewis Powell Header to make it 2-1. Rob Taw’s leveller for the home side on the stroke of half time saw the scores unchanged until the death when the referee followed the linesman’s advice and awarded Town a penalty. Tyson Pollard duly stepped up to send Cameron Scott the wrong way and the travelling band of away fans into raptures. 

Town will now host Bridgwater Town in the Third Round. The tie will take place at Trowbridge Road on Saturday 30th November at 3pm. The winners will claim £1,125 in prize money with the losing side receiving £375.

Saturday 26th October

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION:

Bridport 0-9 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 90

Bradford inflicted a crushing victory on the Bees at a rain soaked St Mary’s Field. As well as the continual pouring it was raining goals for Town as the visitors were 7-0 up at the break. Lewis Powell and Matt Morris recorded hat-tricks scoring 3 and 4 goals respectively with Tyson Pollard and Charlie Maddison also getting in on the act. It is the second game running that Bridport have conceded nine leaving the second from bottom while Town stretch their lead at the top to six points.

 

Wednesday 23rd October

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BRADFORD TOWN 2-1 Bitton
Att: 124

Town returned to the summit of the league with a battling victory over a strong Bitton side. Bradford got off to a storming start through a superb counter attack goal finished by Matt Morris and a close range finish from Will Hailston, giving the home side a 2-0 lead at half time. The Bitton onslaught which began before break, continued with a vengeance in the second period and the visitors pulled a goal back soon after setting up a tense finale. With two penalty shouts waved away and Town’s last ditch defending at the death, they were unable to break through the blue wall which stood firm giving Bradford a priceless three points.

 

Saturday 19th October

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION:

Cribbs 2-2 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 89

Bradford recorded their first draw of the season after being held by a hard working Cribbs side at The Lawns. After going in 0-1 down at half time, Town turned the game on its head with a Tyson Pollard free-kick and a Gary Higdon strike. Cribbs fought back to level late on however, sending Town back to second in the table behind Plymouth Parkway. 

 

Wedesday 16th October

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION:

BRADFORD TOWN 6-1 Brislington
Att: 113

A second half scoring spree saw Town fire themselves to the top of the league after tearing Brislington apart. Bradford were 2-0 up at half time with goals from Gary Higdon and Will Hailston. After the break, the returning Hailson then turned on the style and claimed a hat-trick with Higdon and Lewis Powell also getting in on the act between a Briz consolation goal. The win sets Town up for an away trip to Cribbs on Saturday where they will aim to keep hold of top spot.

 

Saturday 12th October

Buildbase FA VASE 1st Round

BRADFORD TOWN 1-0 Lymington Town
Att: 122
 

The Blue Army marched on to the Second Round with a hard fought win over Wessex Premier Division Linnets. The visitors could count themselves unfortunate not to take the lead after creating a number of changes before Bradford took the lead through Matt Morris. The second half saw the home side look to control the game and in protest at various refereeing decisions Lymington began to lose their cool suffering two red cards in as many minutes midway through the period. As the nine-men continued to press for an equaliser, Town survived the barrage to book a place in Monday’s draw.  

Town will now be out for revenge in the Second Round when they travel to Baffins Milton Rovers who defeated them in last year’s competition at the Third Round stage. The tie will take place in Portsmouth on  Saturday 2nd November at 3pm. The winners will claim £900 in prize money with the losing side receiving £300.

Saturday 5th October

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION:

BRADFORD TOWN 2-0 Clevedon Town
Att: 228
 

Swelled by a healthy number of visiting groundhoppers, the largest home crowd of the season saw The Blues win their third game on the trot to pull five points clear of Clevedon and keep up the pressure on Plymouth Parkway. Tyson Pollard opened the scoring on 38 minutes with a thumping drive from the edge of the box which gave Mike Dangerfield in the visitor’s goal no chance. The Seasiders almost responded before half time when a goal mouth scramble saw a shot narrowly deflected over the bar. Bradford gained more control on proceedings in the second half and the game was sealed when Pollard netted his second from the penalty spot to secure a comfortable three points.

 

Tuesday 1st October

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Shepton Mallet 0-1 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 142
 

Bradford made it two 1-0 away wins on successive Tuesday nights as they broke Mallet’s unbeaten league start. The decisive goal came on 38 minutes when Gary Higdon steered home a powerful cross from Matt Morris. It was backs to the wall for much of the second half as Shepton threw caution to the wind but Town stood firm to cement second place in the league.

 

 

Tuesday 24th September

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Odd Down 0-1 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 108
 

Town returned to winning ways with a hard fought victory at a drizzly Combe Hay Lane. Bradford started brightly and secured the only goal of the game when Gary Higdon’s cushioned header found Matt Morris with space in the box who’s guided header found the bottom corner of the net. Odd Down remained a threat throughout as Town struggled to keep possession and despite chances at both ends it was the visitors who rejoiced at full time propelling the Blues up to second in the league.

 

 

Saturday 21st September

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BRADFORD TOWN 2-3 STREET
Att: 117
 

The Blue Army’s faultless start to their league campaign was brought to an abrupt halt by a resurgent Street. The hosts took the lead through a fine Tyson Pollard free-kick only to find themselves 2-1 down after a defensive lapse followed by a successfully converted penalty kick. From another set piece, Sean Keet teed up fellow centre back Lee Davidson to draw Town level before the break.  

Bradford piled on the pressure after half time having the ball in the net only for it to be ruled out for a second time, but it was Street who broke the deadlock against the run of play. The home side laid siege to the Cobblers’ goal in search of an equalised with Pollard and Gary Higdon heading against the bar but the visitors held on to take the points. 

 

Saturday 14th September

Buildbase FA VASE 2nd Qualifying Round:

BRADFORD TOWN 1-0 Hamble
Att: 108

Bradford held on to reach the First Round of the Vase in a scrappy affair against a physical Hamble side. Quality was in short supply on a hot afternoon at Trowbridge Road but a fine curling shot in the top corner from Neikell Plummer in the first half proved to be the decisive moment of the match. 

Bradford will now host another Wessex Premier Division side Lymington Town in the First Round at Trowbridge Road on Saturday 12th October, kick off 3pm. The victors will receive £825 with the losing team picking up £275 from the FA prize fund pot.

 

Saturday 7th September

Emirates FA CUP 1st Qualifying Round:

Sholing 3-0 BRADFORD TOWN 
Att: 201
 

Bradford’s valiant FA Cup campaign came to an end in Hampshire as there succumbed to Southern League South side Sholing. Despite going toe to toe with their higher league opponents for the first half an hour on a dry and bouncy surface, the Boatmen broke the deadlock on 38 minutes through Daniel Mason after holding off the Town defence and firing low past Dan Worton. Unable to stem the tide, Sholing handed Town a sucker punch four minutes later when Owen Roundell headed into the net unopposed from a free-kick.

 
Bradford battled on through the second period but the tie was effectively killed off on 69 minutes when a sweeping Sholing counter attack ended with Jack Nicholas heading home a cross from the left. Town’s Wembley dreams however are still alive in the FA Vase where they host Hamble at Trowbridge Road in the 2nd Qualifying Road on Saturday 14th September, kick off 3pm.

 

Wednesday 4th September

TOOLSTATION WESTERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION:

BRADFORD TOWN 4-2 Bridport
Att: 114
 

Town reached the top of the Western League after a hard fought victory against a tenacious Bridport. Seventeenth placed Bees took a surprise lead through a penalty early on before Tyson Pollard levelled to make it 1-1 at half time. Matt Morris continued his superb run of goals to give the Blues the lead before Bridport pegged them back to 2-2.  Bradford boy Morris claimed his second before Pollard made sure of the points to continue Town’s incredible run of form.

 

Saturday 31st August

Buildbase FA VASE 1st Qualifying Round:

Solent University 2 – 7 BRADFORD TOWN
Att:

Town made it seven wins from seven as they steamrolled their hosts on the south coast to book a place in the 2nd Qualifying Round of the Vase. Bradford were 3-0 at the break through Matt Morris a Gary Higdon brace who was to claim his hat-trick in the second half. Tyson Pollard, Charlie Maddison and Lewis Powell all got in on the act to round off a superb team performance.

Bradford will now host Hamble in the 2nd Qualifying Round on Saturday 14th September at Trowbridge Road, kick off 3pm. The victors will receive £725, losing club to receive £250.

 

Tuesday 27th August

Emirates FA CUP 1st Qualifying Round draw:

Bradford have been handed an away draw against Southern League South Div1 side Sholing in the 1st Qualifying Round. The tie will take place on Saturday 7th September, kick off 3pm.

Based in the east of Southampton at Portsmouth Road, the club were formed in 1960 as Vosper Thorneycroft FC before changing their name to Sholing in 2010 after the demise of the shipbuilding firm. They won the FA Vase in 2014 defeating West Auckland Town 1-0 at Wembley. Sholing were promoted as champions from the Wessex League in 2018/19. A coach will be running to this match and this Saturday’s (31st August) FA Vase tie at Solent University so please contact the club to reserve your place.

 

Saturday 24th August

Emirates FA CUP Preliminary Round:

BRADFORD TOWN 3-1 Larkhall Athletic
Att: 171
 

Bradford progress to the 1st Qualifying Round for the first time in four seasons. Town dominated their higher league opponents opening the scoring through Tyson Pollard in the first half. Straight after the break Gary Higdon made it 2-0 before the visitors set up a tense finish converting a penalty after being reduced to ten men. Larkhall could not find the breakthrough and Matt Morris duly punished them, firing into the top corner from the edge of the six yard box for Bradford’s third to cap off a superb victory.

 

Tuesday 21st August

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Chipping Sodbury Town 0 – 2 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 139

Bradford maintained their 100% record with a hard fought win over the ‘Sods’. Town led in the first half through a Niekell Plummer header and despite heavy pressure were prevented from doubling their advantage by a resolute home side. Sodbury remained a threat on the break until Gary Higdon finally sealed the points with a late header sparking celebratory scenes behind the goal from the travelling Blue Army.

 

Saturday 17th August

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Tavistock 2 – 4 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 100

A five and half hour coach journey due to hold ups on the M5 couldn’t prevent Town from recording their third win on the trot against league newcomers Tavistock. After kick off was delayed by 25 minutes Bradford flew out of the blocks with Gary Higdon and Tyson Pollard netting to give Town a 2-1 lead at the break. Lewis Powell’s strike and Pollard’s second secured the points before the home side grabbed a late consolation from the spot.  

 

Saturday 10th August

Emirates FA CUP Extra Preliminary Round:

Cheddar 2 – 3 BRADFORD TOWN 
Att: 157

A six-minute hat-trick from Neikell Plummer at the start of the second half saw Town book their place in the FA Cup Preliminary Round. The in form striker netted on 50, 53 and 56 minutes to put the game out of Cheddar’s reach. The hosts clawed one back on 75 minutes before getting a second in the dying minutes but it is Bradford who will host Larkhall Athletic in a mouthwatering tie at Trowbridge Road on Saturday 24th August.  

 

Saturday 3rd August

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BRADFORD TOWN 4 – 2 Keynsham Town 
Att: 141

Bradford kicked off the 2019-20 league campaign with a convincing victory over league newcomers Keynsham. New Summer signings Gary Higdon (2), Lewis Ellington and Neikell Plummer all scored on their debuts to give Town a perfect start before their FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round clash with Cheddar next Saturday (10th).  

 

Friday 12th July

FA Cup and FA Vase Draws:

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round: Cheddar v BRADFORD TOWN – Saturday 10th August (3pm KO).
Winning club to receive £2,250, losing club to receive £750.
The winner of this tie will be at home to Larkhall Athletic in the Preliminary Round on Saturday 24th August.
 
FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round: Solent University v BRADFORD TOWN – Saturday 31st August (3pm KO).
Winning club to receive £550, losing club to receive £175.
 The winner of this tie will be at home to Hamble Club or Totton & Eling in the 2nd Qualifying Round on Saturday 14th September.

 

Tuesday 2nd July

Toolstation Western League Premier: 2019/20 Fixtures Announced:

Bradford will host a curtain raiser with newly promoted Keynsham Town on August 3rd while the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round clash a week later is still to be announced. On August 17th Town visit Western League new boys Tavistock for the first time who join from the South West Peninsula League. See fixtures and results for the full list.