BRADFORD Town’s return to Toolstation Premier Division action saw them bounce back to winning ways during an emphatic 4-0 success at Hallen at the weekend.

Danny Greaves’ side had previously suffered defeats in both the Wiltshire Senior Cup and Les Phillips Cup and were playing their first league game for three weeks.

There was no hangover from those disappointments in south Gloucestershire though, as Sam Jordan fired Bradford ahead after only 11 minutes.

Jordan then got his second of the game in the lead up to half-time before Town headed into the changing rooms 3-0 to the good when Will Hailstone hit the back of the net.

There was no let-up in the second half from the visitors as Alex Monks completed the rout from the penalty spot.

Manager Greaves said: “On the back of a tough week previously where we exited two cup competitions in extra time, it was an excellent result.

“We picked up a couple of red cards in those cup games too, so we went to Hallen with a bit of a threadbare squad.

“I think the score was a fair reflection of the game, it was a really good performance from the players.

“We set up right and started positively and were 3-0 up by half-time. In that position, it’s about going out in the second half and being disciplined and keeping your shape and not letting mistakes creep in.

“That’s exactly what we were able to do and we ended up getting another goal too, so overall it was a pretty comprehensive win.”

Bradford are now up to third in the table, having lost just one of 15 Premier Division fixtures this term, and they now turn their attentions to the FA Vase as they host Wessex League outfit Team Solent on Saturday.

“I’m very pleased with where we are at the moment,” said Greaves.

“After a bit of a break it was nice to get back to the league and keep our good form going. We have still only lost one game in that competition, so we want to keep that going as long as we possibly can.”