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Town U21's 1 Bradford City U23's 6

Josh Falkingham hailed Bradford City U23's win at The CNG Stadium on Monday night as good experience for his U21 side.

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A number of first team players were on show for the hosts as Mitch Curry, Ben Middleton, Jack Vann, Noel Burdett and Joe Cracknell were all given the chance to impress.

Curry did just that after 20 minutes producing a poachers finish after a corner had dropped to the on-loan Middlesborough striker.

The visiting Bantams then showed their seniority with four clinical finishes before the half time whistle to put Town on the back foot.

A further two strikes came for the visitors after the break, though Falkingham felt the scoreline was a tad harsh on his side.

He said: "Throughout the game I don't think they dominated all that much, it didn't feel like a typical 6-1 game.

"They were clinical and took their chances while at the other end we didn't take ours, and at the end of the day that is what counts.

"Overall it was a good experience, the first team lads needed game time and for my Under 21 players these are the game they develop most in.

"Our thanks go to Bradford for providing the opposition and we will use the experience from this game to make sure it doesn't happen again."

Falkingham's side return to WRCFA U21 Floodlit League action on Thursday night with a trip to Goole to face Malt Shovel.