The FA Cup medal awarded to the scorer of Bradford City's winning goal has been sold at auction for a staggering £26,210.

Jimmy Speirs captained the side and scored in City's 1-0 replay victory over Newcastle United at Old Trafford on April 26, 1911.

The medal was one of several he won during his football career which were auction over the Internet by his family who now live Canada.

Bidding started at £5,000 but rocketed as the sale deadline loomed yesterday.

His granddaughter Connie Wills, who organised the sale, said: "I am delighted with the result and the fact there was so much interest."

She said she could not reveal at this stage who had bought the medal.

Bradford Council had been looking to find funding to make a last-ditch bid for it.

The medal, which was sold with its presentation box, measures 1.25ins in diameter and is made of 15 carat gold.

City were never expected to beat the highly-fancied Newcastle in 1911, which had a team packed with internationals.

The sale of Mr Speirs' medal followed that of Frank Thompson's at Sotheby's earlier this year, which went for £22,800.

And a set of Bradford City programmes from the 1909-10 season sold at Christie's for £8,812.

Mr Speirs was born in Scotland in 1886 and began his football career with the Maryhill Club in Glasgow before moving to Glasgow Rangers in 1905. He signed for Bradford in 1909, captained the side, and played 86 league games, scoring 29 times.

The year after the FA Cup he was sold to Leeds for a then massive £1,400.

He played 73 League games, scoring 32 times.

He volunteered to enlist in the First World War and was sent to France in 1916.

He won a bravery medal in May 1917 but at the age of 31 he was reported wounded and missing on August 10, 1917.

He is buried at a British cemetery near Ypres in Belgium.

His Military Medal and war service medal were also put up for sale.