Curtis Good

By Dan King - Newcastle United Club Reporter

The last few hours for Curtis Good have matched up to his surname after Bradford City reached the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup and were then handed a reprieve in the FA Cup.

Teenage defender Good, who joined the Bantams on loan from Newcastle last month, was an unused substitute as the League Two outfit beat Barclays Premier League visitors Arsenal in the last eight of the League Cup on Tuesday night.

Garry Thompson's goal was cancelled out by Thomas Vermaelen's late header but Bradford held on to force a penalty shoot-out and won 3-2 on spot-kicks as Good joined in the celebrations in the dressing room.

And he was smiling again on Wednesday afternoon as City's appeal against their expulsion from the FA Cup with Budweiser was successful, with the club allowed back into the competition.

Good played in their third round tie against Brentford, which ended 1-1, but it emerged that he was ineligible.

However, following a hearing at Wembley Stadium a statement on Bradford's official website read: "We can confirm that on appeal the club has now been reinstated back into the FA Cup competition and has been fined for its actions.

"We deeply regret our breach of the rules and are currently reviewing our procedures to ensure no repeat of this situation."

The Bantams will now face the Bees in a replay at Griffin Park next Tuesday.