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Saturday 18th July


The plan for a return to outdoor competitive grassroots football has been approved by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport and has now been published.

• From August – Competitive matches to begin, for example pre-season fixtures, festivals and small sided football competitions;

• From September – Grassroots leagues, men’s National League System, Women’s Football Pyramid tiers 3 to 6, and FA Competitions can commence.

The weekend of 5th September has been earmarked for the first competitive fixtures of the season. Please see @bradfordtownfc Twitter for updates.



Friday 10th April


The club are pleased to announce that we have appointed last season’s club captain Lee Davidson as manager and Jamie Lyons as his assistant. We would like to wish them all the best and look forward to them building on last season’s performance.

Statement from Lee Davidson:

“I would like to start by thanking everyone involved at Bradford Town Football Club for showing their faith in me to take this club forward. I will be joined by Jamie Lyons as my assistant who has a vast amount of experience and will bring his enthusiasm and determination to the management team. 

I know last season didn’t end how anyone wanted it to but as team we showed amazing spirit throughout to put ourselves in the mix at the top of the table and a great deal of credit for that must go to the previous management team and also the fantastic level of support we received week in week out from the fans.

Going forward I am looking forward to speaking to the players and seeing if they are able to commit to the club in what I feel will be a year of rebuilding and implementing our ideas on and off the pitch.


Saturday 28th March


With effect from today, Wayne Thorne and Pete Maddison have stepped down from their roles as manager and assistant manager respectively. The club would like to thank them and their team for all their hard work and achievements over the last 18 months. They have taken the club to a new level which we can only hope carries on in future seasons. We wish them all the very best for the future.


Thursday 26th March


As a result (of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak) the FA have reached a consensus with the Western League and all divisions from steps three to six that the 2019-20 season will be brought to an end with all results being expunged. This will mean no promotion or relegation of clubs between steps three (Southern League Premier level) and step six (Western League Division One level). The next season will begin with the same teams as formed the league at the beginning of 2019-20.


Friday 13th March


Due to the coronavirus outbreak no games will be played from Saturday 14th March for a period of two weeks. This will be reviewed by the league on Friday 27th March. Postponed games:

Wellington (H), 

Bridgwater Town (A), 

Plymouth Parkway (H & A), 

Cadbury Heath (A), 

Exmouth (H)



Saturday 7th March


BRADFORD TOWN v Cribbs – Match Postponed

Unfortunately our Trowbridge Road pitch has been unable to recover in time from the incessant rain recently and is still waterlogged. The date for the re-arranged fixture will be announced in due course. Our scheduled away match at Exmouth Town on 25th March has now been reverted to a home match – 7.30pm k.o. We will now travel to Exmouth on Monday 30th March – 7.30pm k.o. 

Our home fixture against Plymouth Parkway has been rescheduled for Thursday 19th March – 7.45 k.o. A date for our away match in Plymouth has yet to be decided and will be announced shortly. The FA have refused a request from the Western League to extend the season in light of the recent weather meaning all league matches must be played by 25th April. 


Wednesday 4th March


BRADFORD TOWN v Plymouth Parkway – Match Postponed

The weather strikes again on this fixture as the pitch has failed an early morning pitch inspection due to still being waterlogged with more rain forecast throughout the day. The date for the re-arranged fixture will be announced in due course.


Tuesday 25th February


Plymouth Parkway v BRADFORD TOWN – Match Postponed

After an early morning pitch inspection, this highly anticipated fixture has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The date for the re-arranged fixture will be announced in due course.


Saturday 22nd February


BRADFORD TOWN v Tavistock – Match Postponed

After an early morning pitch inspection the match has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The date for the re-arranged fixture will be announced in due course.


Wednesday 19th February


Roman Glass St George 1-2 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 85

Town had to come from behind to book a place in the semi-finals against a tenacious Roman Glass. Battling against strong winds and an artificial surface there was little quality on display in the first half and it took a sublime strike from Steve Fitzpatrick to break the deadlock to give the home side the lead at the break. Bradford rallied in the second half and levelled when Lewis Powell rounded the keeper to slot home from a tight angle. As the game looked destined for penalties it was Powell again, in almost a carbon copy of his first, who when played through by Jack Witcome evaded the keeper’s lunge and pass the ball into the empty net. Bradford will host Hallen in the semi-finals on Saturday 2nd May.


Wednesday 12th February


BRADFORD TOWN 2-1 Shepton Mallet
Att: 111

Town bounced back from Saturday’s FA Vase disappointment in the best possible fashion with a last gasp Charlie Maddison winner in a bruising top of the table clash. Bradford started brightly and opened the scoring when Tyson Pollard nodded the ball into the roof of the net from a tight angle courtesy of a deep Jack Witcombe cross. Mallet worked their way back into the game only minutes later when Aaron Seviour broke through the back line and slotted the ball home at the second attempt after Dan Worton could only parry the first attempt.

The second half saw the game open up as both sides mounted attacks with tackles flying in on a greasy Trowbridge Road surface. Mallet thought they had won it just before full time when Worton’s fingertips diverted piledriver on to the bar before Maddison’s quick feet at the other end and exquisite curling shot found the top corner to give Town a crucial three points.


Saturday 9th February

Buildbase FA VASE 5th Round

BRADFORD TOWN 1-3 Leighton Town
Att: 463

Bradford failed to make it past the 5th Round for the third time as they were punished by South Midland League Leighton who took their chances in front of a bumper crowd at Trowbridge Road and progressed to the Quarter Finals. Despite early Bradford pressure, the visitors took the lead on 14 minutes when James Towell lobbed the ball over an out of position Dan Worton after he failed to hold a cross. Things went from bad to worse for the Blues as Leighton made it two on 26 minutes when Danny Webb tapped home a cross to convert a quick breakaway move.

Bradford were handed a lifeline on the stroke of half time when Matty Morris was first to a rebound to half the deficit. Despite enjoying the majority of the play in the second half Town failed to find a way through the red wall and it was Leighton who sealed the game three minutes from the end when another swift break was finished off by substitute Archie McClelland. Bradford now face two league games in a week at Trowbridge Road hosting 4th place Shepton Mallet on Wednesday 12th (kick off 7.30pm) and Roman Glass St George on Saturday 15th (kick off 3pm).

Saturday 1st February


BRADFORD TOWN 4-1 Chipping Sodbury Town
Att: 108

Bradford proved too strong for struggling ‘Sods’ as they made it four league wins in a row to keep their noses in front at the top of the table. Town went into the break 3-0 up after a brace from Lewis Powell via a tap-in and a header before Dean Griffiths was played through to slot past the visiting ‘keeper. Charlie Maddison kept his rich vein of form going when he netted Bradford’s fourth after being fed a cute through ball by Kieran Baggs. 

Attention now turns to the FA Vase 5th Round where Bradford welcome South Midland League Leighton Town on Saturday 8th February for a place in the Quarter Finals. Kick off 3pm at Trowbridge Road.


Wednesday 29th January


Att: 101

Bradford made it through to the Quarter Finals after coming from behind to beat a strong Bitton side in an entertaining match at Trowbridge Road. In a high tempo first half, despite having the best of the chances it was the visitors who took the lead when Mitch Tippins – played through by ex-Town man Karim Rendell – finished well giving ‘Ton the lead going into half time. Bradford’s leveller came via the spot after a clear handball and Ross Lye made no mistake slotting the ball beyond the keeper’s right. Bradford began to turn the screw in search of the win which eventually came through a towering Sean Keet header from a corner. Town will now travel to Roman Glass St George in the Quarter Final at Oaklands Park on Wednesday 19th February. 


Saturday 25th January


Clevedon Town 1-4 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 121

Town made it four wins in a row with an excellent away win on the North Somerset coast to keep their noses in front at the top of the table. Tyson Pollard was on the mark again to give the visitors the lead through a deflected shot, only for the hosts to level almost immediately through Jay Murray  with the scores staying level at the break. Bradford’s class began to shine in the second period and Dean Griffiths restored the lead with a looping header from a Sean Keet cross. Charlie Maddison scored is third in three games to make in 3-1 as his cross shot evaded everyone, before Matt Morris put the icing on the cake with a powerful low drive into the net. 

Town are now scheduled to play five home games on the bounce beginning with Bitton in the League Cup 2nd Round on Wednesday 29th (K.O. 7.30pm) before hosting Leighton Town in the FA Vase 5th Round on Saturday 8th February (K.O. 3pm). 


Saturday 18th January


BRADFORD TOWN 5-0 Cadbury Heath
Att: 131

Bradford proved too strong for a struggling Heath side as they kept up they leapfrogged Plymouth Parkway to retake top spot. Tyson Pollard broke Heath’s resistance early in the first half with a fine curling effort from just inside the area. Ross Lye soon made it 2-0 from the penalty spot before Lewis Powell and Charlie Maddison made it 4-0 before half time. Pollard almost replicated his first goal to round off the victory and score Town’s fifth in perfect preparation for Wednesday night’s showdown with Parkway at Trowbridge Road.


Monday 13th January


Bradford Town Football Club can confirm that Mark Hodkinson has stepped down as Chairman and will be leaving the club with immediate effect. The club would like to thank Mark for all his hard work and dedication. We wish him all the best for the future. Jon Phillips will now stand in as Chairman for the forseeable future.


Saturday 11th January

Buildbase FA VASE 4th Round

Buckland Athletic 1-2 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 174

A hard fought encounter at a wet and windy Homers Heath saw Bradford hold on to secure a place in the last 16 for the second time in three seasons. Town took a 1-0 lead into the break after a vicious Jamie Lyons free-kick was glanced into the corner of the net from the head of Dean Griffiths. After the restart Buckland began to press and with the wind behind them managed to level the scores with a smart shot from the edge of the penalty area.  

Bradford responded almost immediately when the tireless Gary Higdon chipped a cross into the box for Charlie Maddison to head home sparking wild celebrations among the travelling Blue Army. 

The draw for the 5th Round sees Bradford host Leighton Town of the South Midlands Premier Division. The tie will take place on Saturday 8th February at Trowbridge Road. The winners will claim £2,250 in prize money with the losing side receiving £750.

Saturday 4th January


Att: 117

Bradford marked 2020 with a return to winning ways in what was ultimately a comfortable victory at Trowbridge Road. Despite propping up the table, Odd Down frustrated the hosts in managing to hold back the blue tide as the score remained goalless at the break. Town broke the deadlock shortly after the restart through Charlie Walton who netted his first goal of for the club. A Gary Higdon brace then put Bradford out of sight before Kieran Baggs added the icing on the cake with his first goal since returning to the club.


Saturday 28th December


Keynsham Town 3-1 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 304

Town succumbed to only their second league defeat of the season against a strong and well organised Keynsham side at Crown Field. Bradford began on the front foot and took the lead in route one fashion when a long ball found Lewis Powell who neatly slid the ball under the on-rushing keeper. Against the run of play the home side levelled before the break when Matt Brown turned home a cross from the right. 

Bradford kept up the pressure in the second period but were stunned when the K’s took the lead on 52 minutes after a misjudgement from Town gloveman Dan Worton enabled Craig Wilson to lash the ball into an unguarded net. The introduction of Dean Griffiths to the Blues’ attack looked to have paid off when he was brought down in the box to give Tyson Pollard the chance to level from the spot. Diving low to his right the K’s number 1 clutched the ball into his chest and the result was sealed in stoppage time through an audacious curling effort from Wilson to make it 3-1.


Thursday 26th December


BRADFORD TOWN 2-1 Westbury United
Att: 252

Bradford stretched their lead at the top of the league to six points with a battling victory over their near neighbours at a rain soaked Trowbridge Road. Town took the lead in the first half through Charlie Maddison who was first to react when visiting ‘keeper Ed Baldy parried a Jamie Lyons free-kick. Bradford pressed in the second half and should have been out of sight only for the woodwork to thwart them twice. 

It looked as if they would be made to pay when Maddison scythed down a Callum Demkiv in the box and hand Westbury a lifeline on 80 minutes. Ex-Town man Jason Henley made no mistake from the spot and the game was in the balance with both sides going all out for the win. It was Bradford however who would clinch the three points moments later through another Lyons free-kick. After his initial effort was blocked by the wall Lyons was first on hand to drill the rebound through a sea of players and into the bottom corner sparking wild celebrations at the Poulton Lane End.


Wednesday 11th December


BRADFORD TOWN 3-4 Swindon Supermarine
Att: 51

Town put up a valiant performance against their Southern Premier League South opponents but bow out of the county cup competition at the Quarter Final stage. Trailing 0-1 at half time, the hosts levelled after the break through Will Hailston only to fall 1-3 behind shortly after as ‘Marine began to take control. Town answered through Simmonds before the visitors restored their two goal cushion through a defensive lapse. Bradford refused to lay down and die as Hailston netted his second and he could have taken the tie to extra time at the death but his shot sailed agonisingly wide.


Saturday 7th December


Buckland Athletic 0-1 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 125

Bradford made it eight wins on the trot in all competitions as they leapt back to the top of the league after a battling performance at Homers Heath. Town scored the only goal of the match in the first half when a Gary Higdon strike was spilled by the Buckland number one with Will Hailston first to pounce and put the Blues in front. 

Buckland belied their mid table position and threw everything at Town in their search for an equaliser with Dan Worton in the visitors’ goal being forced into two stunning saves to keep the Bucks at bay. Bradford held on for the win and the two sides will go toe to toe again in the new year in the FA Vase 4th Round on January 11th in what should be another hard fought encounter.


Saturday 30th November

Buildbase FA VASE 3rd Round

BRADFORD TOWN 4-3 Bridgwater Town (after extra time)
Att: 148

Bradford secured their place in the 4th round after a battling display with their league rivals. It was a dour first 50 half as both teams appeared to cancel each other out amid a tense atmosphere at Trowbidge Road. The game burst in to life on 60 minutes when a fine deep Matt Morris cross found Gary Higdon at the far post who’s powerful header was too much for Jack Viney in the Robins goal. Ten minutes from time, Jack Whitcombe was alleged to have fouled in the penalty area allowing Jake Llewelyn to duly convert the spot kick and take the game into extra time. 

The home side took the lead almost immediately after the restart through a Sean Keet header from a corner only for Bridgwater to draw level again two minutes later through a powerful Harry Horton drive. The flurry of goals continued when Bradford were awarded a penalty of their own and Tyson Pollard found the net via the inside of the post. His second and Bradford’s fourth came at the start of the second period when fine hold up play by Dean Griffiths resulted in a fine first time Pollard strike in the bottom corner to restore the Blues’ two goal cushion. A late Tom Ellis header was not enough to force a replay. 

Bradford will now face a trip to Buckland Athletic from Newton Abbot in the Fourth Round. The tie will be played at Homers Heath on Saturday 11th January 2020 at 3pm. The winners will claim £1,875 in prize money with the losing side receiving £625.   

Saturday 23rd November


Att: 115

Bradford climbed back to the summit of the table with a crushing win over The Cobblers at The Tannery. Street inflicted Town’s only league defeat of the season so far back in September but a repeat performance never looked likely as the visitors stormed to a 3-0 half time lead. Goals from Will Hailston, Gary Higdon and Lewis Powell put Bradford firmly in control with Matt Morris the provider with fine crosses for the latter two. Town continued their dominance in the second period with Higdon tapping home his second before Tyson Pollard got in on the act to make it 5-0.


Tuesday 19th November


Brislington 1-4 BRADFORD TOWN
Att: 68

Bradford had to come from behind in what was ultimately a commanding performance to reach the 2nd Round of this years League Cup. Cheered on by another impressive away following on a wintry evening at Ironmould Lane, Town fell behind early on before a whipped in cross was headed home by the returning Jamie Lyons. Another fine deep cross met the head of Gary Higdon who put the visitors in front at the break. Lewis Powell put daylight between the teams when he converted a penalty after the break and got his second to wrap the game up late on. Bradford will now host Bitton in the 2nd Round at Trowbridge Road on Wednesday 18th December. 


Saturday 16th November


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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:

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


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

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


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


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


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.