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Beating Villa snow problem for Duke

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Bradford goalkeeper Matt Duke has revealed how a snowball fight played its part in securing the club's memorable Capital One Cup semi-final success over Aston Villa.

The Bantams created history on Tuesday night as they became the first fourth-tier team to reach a major cup final at Wembley, losing 2-1 on the night at Villa Park but progressing 4-3 on aggregate. The West Yorkshire outfit had seen their preparations for the crunch return leg severely hampered by the wintry weather sweeping the country.

City travelled to St George's Park to train on Monday but the team bus got stuck in the snow en route, leading to an innocent snowball fight among the players which relieved any of the pre-match pressure. Asked whether there were any omens to Bradford's semi-final triumph, Duke said: "I think a lot of the disruption if I'm honest."

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