OLDHAM ATHLETIC 1, BRADFORD CITY 0
Home-grown youngster Jordan Bove fired Oldham Athletic one step further along the road to Wembley in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
The Manchester teenager came off the bench to score the last-gasp goal which beat Bradford City at SportsDirect.com Park.
It looked as though the first-round tie in the northern section would be settled by a penalty shootout until striker Bove grabbed the all-important goal – his first in professional football – with less than two minutes left.
The sale of striker Jonsson Clarke-Harris to Rotherham opened the door for summer signing Amari Morgan-Smith to be handed his first start.
James Dayton replaced Jonathan Forte who was rested as Latics look to manage a long standing knee problem.
These two changes aside, manager Lee Johnson used the same personnel which won their first game of the season at Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
It was an opening half of few chances, though a header from Morgan-Smith flashed narrowly wide.
Bradford also had a couple of good openings as Oliver McBurnie and Martty Dolan had openings, but neither was able to hit the target.
Just before the hour, Mark Yeates saw a drive strike the upright as Bradford looked the likeliest to made the breakthrough.
With a penalty shootout looming, Bove came up with the winning goal as he rifled home a low left-wing cross from Carl Winchester as Latics came up with the decisive strike..