Bradford City produced a stunning pre-season display to thrash Tadcaster Albion 7-1 at The Park.
Phil Parkinson’s side started slowly against their lower league opposition.
But once they scored their first goal through Ross Hannah there was no looking back.
City went into the break 4-0 to the good, it could have been a lot more had it not of been for Tad’ ‘keeper Scott Pallister. The shotstopper staked a claim to play in the Taddy nets all season after last year regular Arran Reid announced he has joined his dad Jimmy at Pickering Town.
Hannah smashed home his second from the penalty spot.
Centre back Andrew Davies, and an excellent James Hanson header put City in control at the break.
In the second it was more one-way traffic. The Bantams scored another three, but in truth it could have been a lot more. Nahki Wells, Kyel Reid and Louie Swain all found the net.
Pallister and some last ditch defending prevented it being a cricket score.
Danny Gray managed to grab one back for Albion when he fired past former Harrogate Railway and Harrogate Town goalkeeper Jonny McLaughlin. But it proved to be a consolation.
Elsewhere, Harrogate Town had to come from behind to grab a draw at Ossett Albion.
Town were 2-0 down with 20 minutes remaining before a fight back gave them a share of the spoils. Alex Meechan and Lee Elam scored for Simon Weaver’s men.
They travel to Tadcaster Albion on Tuesday night.
Harrogate Railway played out a 1-1 draw with local rivals Knaresborough Town at Station View.
Paddy McGuire scored for Rail’, Joel Freeston levelled for ‘Boro’ with two minutes remaining. Former Rail’ coach Steve Davey, turned out for ‘Boro’ on the day.