Date: 29th July 2015 at 2:07pm
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Bradford added the Whitby Town friendly to the pre-season schedule as Phil Parkinson wanted another Bantams run out, this happened on Tuesday but they were also defeated.

It’s always easy to say ‘results aren’t important in pre-season’ when it’s not a defeat suffered isn’t it! They’re not the most important thing of course but this one-nil defeat at the Turnbull Ground wouldn’t have been something expected of Bradford.

The chance to take the lead came Whitby’s way when Meredith brought down Roberts. He stepped up himself and promptly sent Williams the wrong way to score the opening, and ultimately, winning goal after just 11-minutes.

First half XI: Ben Williams, Tony McMahon, James Meredith, Josh Morris, Nathan Clarke, Gary Liddle, James Hanson (c), Billy Knott, Billy Clarke, Christopher Routis, Rory McArdle.

Second half XI: Joe Cracknell, Conrad Balatoni, Mark Marshall, Luke James, Sam Wright, Dylan Mottley-Henry, Greg Leigh, Daniel Devine (Luke Woodland 76), Alan Sheehan (c), Luke Hendrie, Steven Davies.

Clearly, as can be seen, Parkinson put out a full strength squad with the XI changed for each half. New signing, with his arrival confirmed ahead of the game, of former Leyton Orient captain Clarke seeing him come in for an instant debut.

Parkinson had given apprentice Devine a run with him replaced late on by midfielder trialist Luke Woodland for the final 15-minutes as Parkinson took a look at him.


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