Wells on target again
Nahki Wells netted in Bradford City’s 4-1 away preseason win against Bohemians in Dublin, Ireland at the weekend.
The Bantams’ Bermudian striker extended his pre-season scoring streak to three in as many matches with a well driven effort to put the finishing touches to the visitors’ come from behind win.
The hosts went ahead through a headed goal from Michael Scott.
But the Bohs’ lead lasted only ten minutes before Garry Thompson levelled the scores after scrambling Jason Kennedy’s set piece across the line at the near post.
City then took the lead for good right on the stroke of half-time when Michael Nelson’s far post header bounced across the line.
Louie Swain, who smashed a first half effort against the woodwork, made it 3-1 shortly after the restart before Wells scored to extend the match further beyond the hosts’ reach.
Last season saw former Dandy Town man Wells score a team high 26 goals for the Bantams and make two appearances at Wembley Stadium where he became the first Bermudian to score at the iconic stadium in City’s 3-0 win against Northampton Town in the League Two play-off final.
He also became the first local player to play in the final of a major English domestic competition during the Bantams’ heavy League Cup final defeat to Premier League side Swansea City.
With a new season comes new promise and Wells is confident he can surpass last season’s impressive tally for the League One newcomers.
“I set the target for 25 last season and reached that, so I’m definitely going for 30 this year,” he told the Bradford Telegraph and Argus. “I’ve got off to a good start. I see no reason why I can’t reach 30.”
City will face Grimsby Town and Doncaster Rovers in their remaining pre-season friendlies before travelling to Bristol City for their August 3 League One season opener.
The Bantams host Carlisle at Coral Windows Stadium on August 10.