Bantams through after shoot-out joy

10 November 2009 10:53
Defender Steve Williams converted the decisive penalty after City goalkeeper Simon Eastwood had saved three of Vale's penalties in the shoot-out.

It was Bradford's second successive penalty shoot-out victory in the competition after they beat Notts County on penalties in the previous round.

Port Vale took a 1-0 half-time lead after John McCombe put them ahead after 28 minutes from Tommy Fraser's cross.

Michael Flynn equalised after 49 minutes with a header from substitute James O'Brien's corner before leading scorer James Hanson headed them into the lead after 78 minutes from Luke O'Brien's in-swinging corner.

However, Port Vale equalised to set-up the penalty shoot-out when Robert Taylor scored with a low left-foot drive after good work from McCombe, but they were denied by Eastwood's heroics.



Source: Team_Talk