Bradford City recorded their biggest win of the season with victory against Crewe Alexandra at Valley Parade.

Nakhi Wells gave the Bantams an early lead after David Artell's defensive header ricocheted off the Bermudan past Steve Phillips in the Crewe goal.

Alex's Lee Bell hit the underside of the crossbar from the penalty spot and striker James Hanson punished the visitors by hammering in a low shot.

Hanson made it 3-0 when he turned in Luke Oliver's flick on from 10 yards.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Bradford City

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 02 Ramsden
  • 06 Oliver
  • 36 Seip
  • 38 Davies Booked
  • 08 Jones (Syers - 90' )
  • 14 Ravenhill Booked
  • 32 Reid (Compton - 51' )
  • 39 Fagan
  • 09 Hanson
  • 21 Wells (Stewart - 75' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 34 Duke
  • 28 Threlfall
  • 23 Syers
  • 07 Stewart
  • 11 Compton

Crewe Alexandra

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 05 Artell
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Martin
  • 07 Bell
  • 11 Moore
  • 25 Powell (Murphy - 81' )
  • 28 Lowry
  • 19 Clayton (Westwood - 67' )
  • 27 Fletcher Booked (Leitch-Smith - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 13 Martin
  • 03 Davis
  • 04 Westwood
  • 08 Murphy
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
Ref: Tierney
Att: 11,060

Match Stats

Shots

8 6

On target

4 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

15 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:08 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +3:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith by Luke Oliver. Free kick taken by Matt Tootle.

90:00 +2:33

Jamie Lowry delivers the ball, save by Jon McLaughlin.

90:00 +1:29 Substitution

Substitution David Syers on for Ritchie Jones.

89:59 Booking

Booking Mark Stewart is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:07

Lee Bell takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

87:42

Mark Stewart crosses the ball, Jamie Lowry manages to make a clearance.

86:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Bell on Richard Ravenhill. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

86:18

The offside flag is raised against Mark Stewart. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

83:44

The assist for the goal came from Luke Oliver.

83:44 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hanson - Bradford 3 - 0 Crewe James Hanson finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 3-0 Crewe.

82:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Murphy on Mark Stewart. Jack Compton crosses the ball,

80:38 Substitution

Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Luke Murphy coming on for Nick Powell.

80:23

Mark Stewart sends in a cross.

74:15

Marcel Seip takes the direct free kick.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution Ajay Leitch-Smith on for Wes Fletcher.

74:15 Substitution

Substitution Mark Stewart on for Nahki Wells.

74:15

Handball decision goes against Jamie Lowry.

73:16

Ashley Westwood has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

70:13

David Artell fouled by Nahki Wells, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

66:19 Substitution

Substitution Max Clayton goes off and Ashley Westwood comes on.

63:56 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hanson - Bradford 2 - 0 Crewe Goal scored by James Hanson from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 2-0 Crewe.

63:21

Foul by Carl Martin on James Hanson, free kick awarded. James Hanson restarts play with the free kick.

62:14

Unfair challenge on Richard Ravenhill by Lee Bell results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

61:36

Ritchie Jones challenges Nick Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nick Powell restarts play with the free kick.

53:37 Penalty

Penalty missed by Lee Bell.

53:37

Unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Simon Ramsden results in a Penalty.

50:15 Substitution

Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Jack Compton coming on for Kyel Reid.

49:09

Nahki Wells is penalised for a handball. Steve Phillips takes the indirect free kick.

46:05

The ball is swung over by Simon Ramsden.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +3:46 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +2:12

Effort from deep inside the area by Nahki Wells misses to the left of the goal.

45:00 +1:18

Shot by Nahki Wells from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

45:00 +0:24

Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +0:24 Booking

Booking The referee books Andrew Davies for unsporting behaviour.

44:39

Andrew Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Fletcher.

43:32

The ball is sent over by Kyel Reid, save by Steve Phillips.

42:02

Corner taken by Wes Fletcher played to the near post.

41:11

Nick Powell shoots direct from the free kick, save by Jon McLaughlin.

41:11 Booking

Booking Caution for Richard Ravenhill.

40:58

Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell.

34:14

Inswinging corner taken by Kyel Reid, Foul by Nahki Wells on Steve Phillips, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

33:36

Lee Bell fouled by James Hanson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Artell.

32:45

The referee gives a free kick against Jamie Lowry for handball. Free kick taken by Matt Tootle.

32:03

The ball is crossed by Richard Ravenhill.

31:12

Effort from the edge of the box by James Hanson hits the post.

30:47

Nick Powell takes the outswinging corner, Simon Ramsden manages to make a clearance.

30:26

Byron Moore has a drilled shot. Blocked by Andrew Davies.

29:16

Simon Ramsden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell. Carl Martin takes the direct free kick.

26:15

Andrew Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Fletcher. Lee Bell takes the free kick.

25:50

Simon Ramsden delivers the ball, Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

24:00

Direct free kick taken by Andrew Davies.

24:00 Booking

Booking Booking for Wes Fletcher.

23:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Fletcher on Andrew Davies.

20:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nahki Wells. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

19:38

Inswinging corner taken by Kyel Reid, Header by Andrew Davies from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

18:21

Nick Powell challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

17:36

Jamie Lowry fouled by Marcel Seip, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Nick Powell, Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

16:48

Simon Ramsden concedes a free kick for a foul on Nick Powell. Free kick taken by Carl Martin.

16:13

Craig Fagan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Martin. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

15:21

Nick Powell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

13:02

Nahki Wells is ruled offside. Steve Phillips takes the direct free kick.

12:21

Craig Fagan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Lee Bell manages to make a clearance.

12:05

Craig Fagan delivers the ball.

10:54

Adam Dugdale takes the inswinging corner, Simon Ramsden makes a clearance.

7:56

Ritchie Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

7:27

Simon Ramsden delivers the ball, clearance by David Artell.

6:26

Kyel Reid crosses the ball, clearance by Matt Tootle.

5:15

Corner taken by David Artell from the right by-line, clearance made by Simon Ramsden.

4:53

Max Clayton takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.

2:14

Richard Ravenhill challenges Nick Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carl Martin takes the free kick.

1:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Nahki Wells - Bradford 1 - 0 Crewe Nahki Wells grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Bradford 1-0 Crewe.

0:00

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