A youthful Pools Reserve Team were beaten 3-0 in the Central League at Bradford City on Tuesday afternoon.
Matthew Bates’ line-up was predominantly made up of Youth Team players but they gave a decent account of themselves against The Bantams despite the scoreline.
City went in front on twelve minutes when Ellis Hudson delivered a low cross in to the area for Joel Grodowski to convert from close range.
German youngster Grodowski then turned provider for the home side, setting up strike partner Kai Bruenker to double the lead just before half time.
Sam Collins’ Bradford side then made sure of the Central League points on 75 minutes when Matthew Birchall reacted quickest in the area to score a third City goal after a blocked shot fell in to his path.
The result could have been more emphatic for Bradford but for several good saves from in-form goalkeeper Ryan Catterick, while Hudson also hit the bar as the home side put on the pressure.
Full Time: Bradford City 3 Pools 0
Pools: Catterick, Pritchard, Owen, Bayne, Holliday, Boyle, Weirs, Orrell, Short, Hawkes, Travers.
Subs not used: Lawrence, Stephenson.