Date: 8th December 2014 at 6:30pm
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Bradford faced another of those ‘potential banana skins’ in the FA Cup at the weekend, but we got the job done against Dartford at Valley Parade on Sunday.

A brace of goals in each half left us well in control by the time Dartford got a consolation in our 4-1 win that secures our place in the third round, the draw for which takes place this evening.

Phil Parkinson prepared for this game against the non-league side as he would any game as he know there are no ‘easy games’ these days with him delighted with the ‘professional performance’ that we offered, with a slight disappointment being that we didn’t manage more goals.

Speaking to the media after the game Parkinson said: ‘It was very professional performance. We prepared well for the game and we got the job done. These games are never easy. Other scores from around the country today prove that.

‘Billy Clarke’s goal was a scrappy effort, but Filipe Morais’s goal was a fantastic finish and Mark Yeates deserved his goal. We produced some quality football and we probably should have had more goals.’

The nerves were settled early on when Billy Clarke (10) gave us the lead, which was doubled just past the half hour mark when Jonathan Stead’s (31) goal saw us go in two-nil up at the break.

Ahead of the hour two-goals in two-minutes from Filipe Morais (58) and Mark Yeates (59) secured our place in the next round with Lee Noble (64) scoring a consolation for Dartford.

That goal was the only disappointment for him against a good side, adding: ‘The only disappointing aspect of the game was conceding a goal. We wanted to keep a clean sheet, but it was a consolation goal for Dartford. I have seen them play a couple of times before today. They are a good honest team who work their socks off.’

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