United’s youth team exited from the first round of the FA Youth Cup following a 3-1 defeat against Bradford City.Joe Brennan put the Bantams ahead in the first-half before Iron defender Jack Dyche scored a superb long range goal to level proceedings going into the break but Callum Chippendale bagged twice in the second period to secure the Yorkshire side a place in the next round.
After a relatively quiet opening to the game, Bradford took the lead in the 20th minute as a weighted through ball from midfield found winger Brennan and he calmly slotted home to put the away side ahead.
Fog descended on Glanford Park as the half continued which made visibility difficult at times and both sides found further clear cut goal scoring opportunities hard to come by before United bagged a leveller right on the stroke of the break.
A low corner from Reece Mosanya was played into the path of Dyche on the edge of the area who fired a first time shot right into the top corner to equalise and ensure the interval arrived with the score at 1-1.
The beginning of the second period was again a cagey affair with both sides working hard to find another goal and it was the Bantams who got one in the 62nd minute as Reece Webb-Foster played a first time pass to Chippendale and he stroked the ball into the bottom corner to put Bradford ahead again.
That duo combined once more to give the visitors a two goal cushion going into the last ten minutes of the match as Webb-Foster played Chippendale through and the frontman grabbed his second of the game as Scunthorpe bowed out of the competition.
Scunthorpe United: Weaver, Oliver-Stothard (Baker, 46), Dyche, Sutton (Stockill, 78), Hare, Hood, Burdett, Watkis (Purdue, 71), Wootton, Mawson, Mosanya.
Substitutes not used: Ledger, Cleminshaw.
Bradford City: Barker, Jenkinson (Omolokun, 89), Kershaw, King, Pollard, Devine, Mottley-Henry (Cissa, 85), Wright, Webb-Foster, Chippendale, Brennan.
Substitutes not used: Hallwood, Waters, McBurnie.
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