THERE was heartache at Trowbridge Road for Bradford Town on Saturday as they were dumped out of the FA Vase in the competition’s last 16 round.

The Bobcats reached the Vase’s fifth round for the third time in the club’s history.

But they again fell short of a quarter-final appearance after Leighton Town grabbed a 3-1 win.

Both teams registered chances in the game’s opening minutes - Leighton’s effort soared high and wide while the hosts’ first chance flew over the crossbar.

A mistake by Bradford ‘keeper Dan Worton gifted Leighton the first of their three goals, though. Worton’s misjudgement meant possession fell to the feet of Jordan Frederick, who scored from the edge of the hosts’ penalty area.

Tyson Pollard went close to levelling the game. His 27th minute shot was well kept out by visiting ‘keeper Brad Kirkwood.

A counter-attacking move on the half-hour mark doubled Leighton’s lead. Frederick was again involved as his cross picked out Tom Silford who converted.

Matt Morris pulled one back for Bradford in first half injury time to open the tie up.

And while the second half was played almost entirely in the visitors’ half, they were only too happy to soak up pressure.

Leighton then scored the game’s decisive fourth goal through Archie McClelland.

The Bobcats return to league action on Saturday when Roman Glass St George visit.