BRADFORD (Park Avenue)’s youngsters have made great strides of late, but they will be going no further in this season’s FA Youth Cup, after a 1-0 home defeat to York in midweek.

York scored the only goal of this second round qualifying tie halfway through the second half, but Avenue were awarded a penalty soon afterwards.

Sadly that was saved, and the hosts never produced a better chance to get back into the game after that.

Avenue started brightest, and after creating a couple of half-chances, they blazed a great opportunity inches over the bar.

York then nearly netted from a free-kick, before they were denied by some staunch Bradford defending on a couple of occasions.

The visitors went close once again just after the break, but Avenue goalkeeper Liam Hall was alive to the danger of another threatening free-kick.

Then came that mad couple of minutes, with York finally breaking the deadlock but Avenue wasting their free shot from 12 yards to get back into it.

Hall made another good stop with 20 minutes to go, before going off for Jordan Thompson, whose late save prevented York from doubling their advantage.

York are through then, as are Guiseley, who romped to a 4-0 win at Grimsby Borough.

Borough had knocked Silsden out in the previous round, but they were no match for the Young Lions on this occasion, with the West Yorkshire side going through courtesy of a Josh Stones double, as well as goals from Jakub Hebda and Harrison Leigh.

Guiseley’s reward for progressing is a home tie against Ossett United in the next round on the week commencing October 11.