In a commanding display, City secured a comfortable away win against Accrington Stanley, emerging as 3-0 victors at the Wham Stadium.

Under the guidance of manager Graham Alexander, City exhibited strength and determination from the opening minute, setting the tone for a dominant performance. The first half witnessed a flurry of goals, with Tyriek Wright scoring twice and Andy Cook adding one to the tally.

City’s initial opportunity materialized within the first 30 seconds of the match, as Captain Richie Smallwood, returning from suspension, delivered an excellent ball to the back post. Unfortunately, it narrowly eluded Tyreik Wright. However, Wright swiftly made amends, netting the opening goal just 12 minutes into the game. A well-executed finish followed an Andy Cook flick-on, giving City a deserved lead.

The second goal came 10 minutes later, with Lewis Richards launching a throw towards Cook on the edge of the area. Cleverly disguising his intentions, Cook let the ball run through his legs, allowing Wright to strike a second past Radek Vitek.

City sealed the deal with a third goal before the halftime whistle, as Sam Walker’s long punt forward was deftly flicked on by an Accrington defender into Cook’s path. Cook made no mistake, notching his 16th goal of the season.

Maintaining their attacking prowess into the second half, the Bantams nearly added a fourth goal on multiple occasions. Substitute Calum Kavanagh’s 55th-minute effort was expertly saved after some intricate build-up play.

The remaining half-hour saw City comfortably in control, as they managed their lead against Accrington. Even with the late introduction of Jamie Walker, returning from injury, the goalkeeper denied him a place on the scoresheet with a near-post save.

Ultimately, the 3-0 scoreline left over 2,000 travelling Bantams delighted, as they headed home with the satisfaction of a convincing victory.