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Bradford City v Preston North End Match Preview

12 August 2019

North End will look to build upon their first three points of the season from the weekend by making progress in the Carabao Cup against Gary Bowyer’s Bradford City on Tuesday night.

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Bradford City vs Preston North End Ticket News

12 August 2019
The Lilywhites are playing the Bantams for only the second time in the competition, two thunderbolt long-distance strikes from Paul Coutts and Keith Treacy proving the difference between the two sides back in 2010 – although extra-time was needed to settle the tie.
 
The teams haven’t met since Easter Monday 2015, when two players heavily involved in Saturday’s win over the Latics were on the scoresheet, Paul Gallagher and Daniel Johnson, whose goals were added to by a third from Chris Humphrey, as North End ran out 3-0 winners on their run that took them to promotion at Wembley that May.
 
There have been plenty of changes for both teams since that day – although Gally and DJ continue to be major players for PNE – with the sides now two divisions apart after City’s relegation to League Two last season.
 
However, they have recruited well in the summer, with a lot of experienced players, who should help make them a force in the division this season and no doubt they will be looking to impress against the Lilywhites, especially with their positive cup experiences of the last decade, particularly in this competition.
 
For Your Information
Match Details: Bradford City v Preston North End, Utilita Energy Stadium, Tuesday 13th August 2019, kick-off 7.45pm
Competition: Carabao Cup, first round – the tie must be settled on the night
PNE colours: Home kit, goalkeeper in all yellow
Click here to buy tickets for the game (on sale online until 1pm day of the game)
 
Here’s all the coverage accessible on PNE.Com in preview of the game…
 
Ticket Information: Tickets remain on sale for the Lilywhites' first round Carabao Cup tie against Bradford City on Tuesday night. Click here for more information.
 
Match Officials: The referee appointed to take charge of Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup tie with Bradford City will be refereeing the Lilywhites for the first time. Click here for details of who it is.
 
We’ve Met Before: The Lilywhites head to the ground formerly known at Valley Parade on Tuesday night to face Bradford City for the 65th time. Click here for more details of past battles.
 
How To Follow The Game: If you can’t make the trip to the Utilita Energy Stadium for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup first round tie, don’t worry, we will have full coverage on PNE.Com and commentary on iFollow PNE. Click here for details of how you can follow the match.
 
Team News: Manager Alex Neil welcomes back Ryan Ledson for Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup first round tie with Bradford City. Click here for details of the options.
 
Alex Neil On ‘Proper Old-Fashioned Cup Tie’: Preston North End manager Alex Neil is looking forward to the roses battle in the first round of the Carabao Cup, as he takes the Lilywhites across the Pennines to face Bradford City on Tuesday evening. Click here for the manager’s full interview.
 
Jayden Stockley Looking To Put Pressure On With Good Performance: Preston North End forward Jayden Stockley is hoping for an opportunity to impress in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup first round tie with Bradford City. Click here for more from Jayden.

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Match Reports

Bradford City 0 Preston North End 4

13 August 2019

Preston North End progressed into the second round of the Carabao Cup with a comfortable win over Bradford City at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Goals from the wide men put the Lilywhites two ahead at the interval, Andre Green – on his first start - volleying home at the back post from skipper Tom Clarke’s right-wing cross before Tom Barkhuizen stroked home from 12 yards after Ryan Ledson’s clever through ball.
 
The goals continued to come for the wingers after the interval, with Barkhuizen adding his second, after capitalising on a defensive mistake just eight minutes into the half, before substitute Josh Harrop added a fourth within 30 seconds of coming on.
 
It was 11 changes from manager Alex Neil with Green and Tom Bayliss given their first starts, whilst Alan Browne was in the side at right back, Joe Rafferty occupying the left back slot.
 
After a slow start, the game came to life 13 minutes in. A Green corner from left had Stockley going in for a diving header blocked by Bantams captain Paudie O’Connor, but from the recycled ball the visitors were ahead.
A Browne throw in gave Clarke plenty of time to look up and his deep cross picked out the run of Aston Villa loanee Green, who cushioned a volley into the bottom left hand corner from 12 yards out.
And it could have been 2-0 within 60 seconds as Barkhuizen blasted past the left full back for Bradford and pulled the ball back for Brad Potts, but the man in the No.10 role couldn’t keep his volley down.
 
However, the second came before the 20-minute mark and Ledson collected the ball in the middle of the pitch, just to the left of the centre circle, and slid a superb ball into Barkhuizen, who collected and slammed a low shot past Sam Hornby into the same spot Green had found.
 
With 18 minutes left in the half Jayden Stockley was the man to prevent a North End third! There was pinball in the City penalty area and Green’s powerful drive from 20 yards was right into the mid-riff of his team-mate after immense pressure from the Lilywhites – the block preventing a goal-bound effort.
 
Gary Bowyer’s side started the second half much brighter and Connor Wood went mighty close to pulling one back just two minutes in, a curling effort from 20 yards that beat Connor Ripley, but crashed off the left right corner of the cross bar and was cleared up field.
 
But the chances started to fall for North End again; Bayliss pressurising Hope Akpan, allowing Potts to get into the box, collect the ball at the second attempt, but he hooked his shot just wide of Hornby’s right-hand post from eight yards out.
And it was 3-0 on 53 minutes as Barkhuizen got his second. A short pass by Anthony O’Connor was intercepted by the PNE No.29, reading it well, and he took the ball inside namesake Paudie O’Connor before firing hard and low into the bottom right corner of the goal.
Bayliss almost got into the act with a debut strike, making a great run into the box on the left, found well by Rafferty, before drifting onto his right foot and curling a shot from the right corner of the box that was inches over Hornby’s bar.
 
On the 71st minute Josh Harrop came on and within 30 seconds he added the fourth. Browne did superbly to nick the ball and found Barkhuizen just over half-way, he played it into Harrop, who took one touch to control it, one to get it out of his feet and then fired a shot that deflected off Anthony O’Connor and looped over Hornby and into the net.
 
There was no let up from the visitors as Barkhuizen, Harrop and Potts combined to force a superb block by Tyler French preventing the fifth and Clarke went close with a powerful 15 yard header from a Harrop corner, but it was to finish 4-0.
 
Bradford City line-up: Hornby, Longridge, P O’Connor (c), A O’Connor, Scannell (Patrick, 73), Doyle, French, Anderson, Akpan, Wood, Devine (Colville, 73). Subs not used: O’Donnell, Mellor, Richards-Everton, Donaldson, Palmer.
 
PNE line-up: Ripley, Browne, Rafferty, Ledson, Clarke (c), Storey, Barkhuizen, Bayliss, Stockley (Harrop, 71), Potts (Walker, 80), Green (Ginnelly, 72). Subs not used: Crowe, Pearson, Davies, Maguire.
 
Attendance: 3,456 (917 PNE fans)
 
Referee: Mr M Donohue

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Ticket News

Ticket Information: Bradford City Away

12 August 2019

Tickets remain on sale for the Lilywhites' first round Carabao Cup tie against Bradford City on Tuesday night.

First Team News

Match Officials: Bradford City Away

12 August 2019
North End travel to the Utilita Energy Stadium to take on Gary Bowyer's side and tickets continue to be able to be purchased online at MyPNE.Com, by calling 0344 856 1966 or in person from the ticket office.
 
We have an initial allocation of 653 tickets in the East Stand, seating is unreserved and prices are as follows: Adults £15, seniors (60 and over) and full-time students £10, U16s and U11s £5.
 
Students must provide valid student ID and U11s tickets must be purchased with at least one full paying adult.
 
Ambulant disabled tickets are taken from the main allocation and are priced as per the age bands above, with a carer ticket free of charge if required.
Tickets for wheelchair users are also taken from the main allocation and are priced as per the age bands above with a complimentary carer ticket.
First Team News

We've Met Before: Bradford City Away

12 August 2019
Coach travel is also available and is priced at £10 per person, with coaches departing Deepdale and Leyland at 4.45pm.
 
Travel can be purchased online at MyPNE.Com or by calling 0344 856 1966.
Tickets will remain on sale online until 1pm on the day of the game and in person at the ticket office until 3pm; after this, sales will be available on the night – it will be cash turnstiles from the turnstiles on Midland Road and there is no price increase.
 
Any supporters collecting tickets from Bradford can do so from the players’ entrance on South Parade. This is located opposite the club shop. Collections will be available from when the supporters’ coaches arrive.

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