Bradford City were knocked out of the FA Cup last night after losing on penalties to Peterborough United in their second-round replay at Valley Parade.
A thrilling 4-4 draw preceded the shoot-out in which the Bantams trailed 2-0 and 3-1 before taking the lead with 15 minutes remaining, only to be pegged back again.
PENALTIES | It's all over as Paul Caddis' effort is stopped by the fingertips of Conor O'Malley.
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— Bradford City (@officialbantams) December 11, 2018
Striker Ivan Toney fired the visitors into a commanding position with two goals inside 20 minutes, first firing home a ridiculous 50-yard free-kick from just past the half-way line before heading home a Marcus Maddison cross.
A goal for Maddison regained the visitor’s two-goal lead after George Miller had pulled one back for David Hopkin’s side.
But the second-half belonged, largely, to the home side. Goals from former Posh striker David Ball and Paul Caddis drew them level before Miller sent the home fans wild in the 72nd minute, making the score 4-3.
Toney was not to let them get away that easily, however, heading home for his hat-trick six minutes from time before going through on penalties.
It was yet another defeat for the Bradford faithful to endure, but one that they saw plenty of positives in…
Keep those heads up and keep the spirit up performances like this will get fans back onside and we are all willing you to play like this week in week out just sort that defence out! Onwards and upwards!
— ???? (@Jakedanashb) December 11, 2018
Proud of the lads tonight ???? we have goals in this team tighten up at the back and we’ll be just fine, 2 massive home games in the league now let’s get 6 points
— Thomas Stirk (@TomStirk1992) December 11, 2018
Well played Bantams. Confidence is taking huge leaps forward and the fight and determination is clear to see. Bring on Saturday ????????????????????????
— Richard Leach (@BovrilBantam) December 11, 2018
Fought till the end. Played fantastic. We deserved the win tonight, but now on to Saturday ????
— sarah ogden (@sarahogden3) December 11, 2018
Oh Bantams. Warriors.
— 4 MPH Imp (@4mphLincolnImp) December 11, 2018
Well done City. Good to see the desire back in that team.
— George Horner (@ruuein) December 11, 2018
Good to see the fight back in the team. ????????????????
— Luke Wardman (@lukedwardman) December 11, 2018