Newcastle’s 19 year-old center-back Curtis Good helped Bradford win the two legged Capital Cup semi-final last night at Villa Park in front of over 40,000, when Bradford lost the game 2-1 but won the tie 4-3 against Aston Villa, and become the first fourth division side in 51 years (Rochdale were the last team to do it in 1962) to reach the final of the League Cup.
Curtis Good – in action last night at Villa Park
The Australian U20 International played the full game in each of the semi final games, including the the 3-1 home win on January 8th, and it was only a late goal from Andreas Weimann in the 89th minute last night that stopped Bradford from being undefeated in either game.
Former Newcastle winger Charles N’Zogbia played the whole game for Aston Villa, who are Newcastle’s next opponents in the league next Tuesday night.
Curtis joined Newcastle last summer from Melbourne Heart, and he has been loaned out to Bradford to get some first team playing experience in English football, and he certainly seems to be making good use of his loan spell, and it’s a terrific result for Bradford.
The other semi-final second leg game is tonight with Chelsea at Swansea City, after Swansea surprisingly won the first leg 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on January 9th.
It seems a great start to his career in England that Curtis Good has done so well at Bradford – keep it up Curtis.
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