CITY were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup after a 3-1 defeat at Carlisle in the second round.

Mark Trueman's side were unable to replicate their thrilling opening win over Blackpool as they missed out on a home tie against Blackburn despite a spirited effort.

Skipper Charlie Wood and Olivier Sukiennicki both featured for the young Bantams after their senior bow in the Papa John’s Trophy last week.

And Sukiennicki sent an early free-kick over the bar in a lively start, which also saw Connor Morris fire wide from inside the area.

But City fell behind after 19 minutes as a deep corner was headed back into the six-yard box where Sam Fishburn applied the decisive touch.

Both sides threatened and Tom Donaghy pulled off a smart stop to deny Fishburn a second.

City levelled eight minutes before the break from their own corner. Raj Palit’s kick was nodded home by an unmarked Sukiennicki.

But having got back on terms, the visitors coughed up a cheap goal right on the break when a defensive mix-up allowed Adam Walton to steal in and score in an empty net.

And they fell further behind soon after the break.

Sub Dylan Garvey was clipped as he checked back into the City penalty area and Lewis Bell confidently converted the penalty.

Carlisle nearly had a fourth on the hour with Bell bending a free-kick that came back off the City bar. Then Fishburn had a free header but put it straight at Donaghy as the goal beckoned.

CARLISLE: Robinson, Steele, Kilsby, Leslie, Barnett, Day, Ellis, Walton, Fishburn, Bell, Watt (Garvey).

CITY: Donaghy, Rowe, Bentley, Maumbe, Norman (Thewlis), Wilson, Sukiennicki, Palit (Youmbi), Roberts, Wood, Morris.