Bohemians 1-4 Bradford City - Bantams record comfortable friendly victory

The League Cup runners-up finished their mini-tour of Ireland with a one-sided victory over their Airtricity Premier Division opponents
Bradford City continued their pre-season preparations with a comfortable victory over League of Ireland side Bohemians, despite the hosts taking the lead through Michael Scott's early goal. Garry Thompson equalised before Michael Nelson, Louie Swain, and Nahki Wells sealed the victory.

Bohemians fielded an experimental side after playing in the Airtricity Premier Division last night against Bray Wanderers, and it was young striker Michael Scott who gave the hosts a surprising lead after making a rare start since moving up from the under-19s.

However, the hosts were undone twice by corner kicks to trail at the break. New signing Jason Kennedy crossed in for Garry Thompson to head in the equaliser, before the former Rochdale midfielder put in another dangerous high ball which Michael Nelson finished to give the visitors a deserved lead.

A high ball from Alan Connell caught out the Bohs' defence for the third, allowing Louie Swain in on goal to put the ball beyond goalkeeper Greg Murray. After scoring against Athlone Town earlier in the week, Nahki Wells notched his third goal in as many games with a low shot that left Murray no chance.

Bohemians will return their focus to the Airtricity Premier Division relegation battle, while Bradford City will return to England to face Grimbsy Town in another pre-season friendly on Tuesday, July 23.