Carlisle United 2 Bradford City 3 (AET): Carlisle United’s FA Youth Cup dreams were crushed by a late Bradford goal right at the end of extra-time.

Sub Harvey Rowe’s strike with two minutes to go clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory for the visitors in the second round tie.

It came as the Brunton Park game seemed set for penalties after a 2-2 draw in 90 minutes.

Charlie Barnes shot the Cumbrians into an early lead and, after Kian Scales and Daniel Francis scored for Bradford, Jamie Armstrong brought Eric Kinder’s under-18s back on terms.

Bradford, though, had the better of extra-time and will host Stoke in the third round.

The young Blues made a dream start when an Armstrong free-kick into the box fell for Barnes and the right-back fired it past keeper Thomas Donaghy with just two minutes gone.

Armstrong tested Donaghy with a low free-kick and Liam Lightfoot had a 25-yard shot saved on the counter-attack as United looked for more goals.

Bradford, though, fought back and Connor Morris should have done better when picked out by a cross from the left, but the striker failed to make clean contact with his free header.

Neil Matthews’ Bantams had better fortunes, though, on 26 minutes when Scales brought them level.

The midfielder drove towards the box before sending a precise low shot past Isaac Robinson and into the bottom left corner.

United came back to force further chances, Charlie Birch robbing a defender, jinking in from the left and crossing for Taylor Charters, who fired over.

Ethan Henderson was next to go close for United before Bradford’s Morris picked up a weak clearance from the under-pressure Robinson and chipped the keeper, his shot landing on the roof of the net.

Scales fired a good chance over moments later before Lewis Bell went close for the Blues 10 minutes into the second half with a curling effort.

Bradford then went in front, Reece Staunton making a driving run from left-back and Francis beating Birch before sending a rasping shot past Robinson from the right.

But Carlisle were quickly back on terms when a free-kick was sent forward and Donaghy’s punch was picked up by Armstrong, who sent in an excellent finish from outside the box to make it 2-2.

An Elliott Day block denied Bradford’s Charlie Wood before Francis headed wide from close range with eight minutes to go. Armstrong was then denied by Donaghy with Francis and Jorge Sikora having late chances for Bradford.

Extra-time then saw Robinson make a crucial save to deny Rowe, who had intercepted Day, Wood then missing a good Bantams chance and Robinson denying Eliot Goldthorp.

Rowe then won it with two minutes of extra-time remaining, seeing his second shot from Goldthorp’s cross sneak inside Robinson’s near post.

United: Robinson, Barnes, Birch, Wilson, Day, Lightfoot (Taylor 82), Walton (Swailes 76), Armstrong, Bell (Rooks 110), Charters, Henderson (Soper 65). Not used: Breeze, Steele, Leslie, Taylor.

Bradford: Donaghy, Smethurst, Staunton, Goldthorp, Sikora, Cousin-Dawson, Francis, Scales (Roberts 109), Sukiennicki (Ripley 69), Wood, Morris (Rowe 90). Not used: Norman, Shanks, White.

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