Bradford Town 5, Roman Glass St George 0

A RAMPANT Bradford Town side showed an enforced three-week break had done them no harm as they made short work of visitors Roman Glass St George on Saturday.

Matt Minnis and Jerad O’Pray both hit braces and Liam Milburn bagged a penalty as Bradford continued to pressurise Toolstation League Division One leaders Larkhall Athletic.

The home side took control of the game early on as Steve Roddy was brought down in the area after two minutes, and Milburn converted the penalty.

With a quarter of an hour played Minnis doubled the lead as he fired home after Jerad O’Pray had supplied the defence-splitting pass.

Mid-way through the half, O’Pray got his first of the match when he was on hand to slide in Minnis’ cross following a slick counter-attack.

It was O’Pray who made absolutely sure of the victory seven minutes after the break when he slammed home the fourth from 20 yards.

Matt Minnis hit the woodwork before he did finally get his second, drilling home right-footed from close range on 72 minutes.

Bradford manager Paul Shanley was especially impressed at the performance in the light of the team not playing a competitive match since the end of last year.

He said: “We haven’t played for three weeks and it was probably the best home performance we’ve put on this season.

“I’m really pleased with the players, you have that worry with a three-week break. I think that training they put in, in between helps.

“We were excellent all-round, we controlled the game from the first minute through to the 90th.

“We played at a tempo and we defended well. I don’t think Lewis Porter had a shot to save.”