Date: 20th March 2018 at 2:53pm
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York City’s reserves returned to action with a 2-1 defeat at their Bradford City counterparts despite a second-half goal from defender Josh Law.

The Bantams went in front on nineteen minutes with the first direct effort from either side – Joel Grodowski’s low shot from just inside the area finding the net.

Flynn McNaughton’s reply was thwarted by German keeper Lukas Raeder, who then turned away Law’s free-kick before Connor Smith also forced a low save.

Goalscorer Grodowski next tried to catch Ryan Whitley off his line but only succeeded in lobbing wide; although Jordan Gibson soon doubled the lead from the penalty spot after youth-team skipper Josh Rogerson tripped Danny Devine.

Theo Wharton had a twenty-yard effort tipped over early in the second-half, with on loan Raul Correia later comfortably off-target from even further out.

Another Law free-kick was then diverted behind, until the former Oldham Athletic, Motherwell and Alfreton Town full-back pulled a goal back with a 63rd minute angled drive off the far post.

York’s ranks had included an unnamed trialist who saw a further distance attempt fended off by Raeder, while Aaron Haswell sliced their next opportunity wide before Whitley denied Gibson from close-range at the other end.

Bradford City: Raeder, Hefele, Farrar, Hawkes, Gunner, Hanson, Gibson, Devine (Powell 46), Grodowski (Pybus 46), Bruenker (Ellis-Hudson 46), Poleon

subs (unused): Sykes-Kenworthy, Webb-Foster

Goals: Grodowski (19), Gibson (pen 42)

York City: Whitley, Smith, Law, Wharton, Rogerson, Kamdjo, Haswell (Berry 83), Thompson, Correia (Lawrence 78), McNaughton, Trialist

subs (unused): Kemp, Wilton

Goals: Law (63)