Five players were sent off after a post-match brawl following Crawley's win at Bradford.

Bradford's Andrew Davies, Luke Oliver and Jon McLaughlin were red carded, as were Crawley's Pablo Mills and substitute Claude Davis.

Earlier, the visitors scored through Leon Clarke's downward header, before Chris Dagnall headed in an equaliser from Kyel Reid's cross.

Crawley's winner came from Gary Alexander's close-range header.

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If any of my players are guilty of throwing punches they will pay heavy fines

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson said: "The referee [Ian Williamson] seems very clear in his mind what went on and that is the reason he took the action he did in the dressing rooms.

"Until I see the DVD it is difficult to comment but the sendings-off leave us with lots of problems, to say the least.

"We know what Crawley bring in terms of an intimidating approach before, during and after matches. You have to make sure you don't get involved.

"Both clubs have paid a heavy price. I can't believe this has happened. I have never been in a situation before where a ref has come into the dressing room, pulled players on one side and sent them off. He wouldn't allow me in there.

"I will look at the DVD and if any of my players are guilty of throwing punches they will pay heavy fines."

Crawley manager Steve Evans said he saw a Bradford player throw a punch. He added: "I think it was handbags, with a lot of pushing and shoving, but it was disappointing to see.

"If people have acted out of turn they need to be dealt with.

"The fourth official confirmed to me that the Bradford boy ran and punched somebody. Then there was a mass of bodies who had initially come together to shake hands.

"It is a shame because it takes away from what was an outstanding performance."

Crawley have now won four in a row to return to an automatic promotion spot.

The Red Devils had been top of League Two at the start of February but they failed to win in seven league matches before their recent good run.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Bradford

  • 01 McLaughlin
  • 03 Fry (Wells - 55' )
  • 06 Oliver
  • 24 Kozluk (Ravenhill - 54' )
  • 38 Davies
  • 22 Bullock
  • 23 Syers
  • 32 Reid
  • 39 Fagan
  • 09 Hanson
  • 17 Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 15 Annerson
  • 04 Flynn
  • 14 Ravenhill (Flynn - 71' Booked )
  • 11 Smalley
  • 21 Wells

Crawley Town

  • 01 Kuipers Booked
  • 03 Howell
  • 04 Mills Booked
  • 05 McFadzean
  • 11 Simpson
  • 02 Davies Booked
  • 06 Akpan Booked (Cummings - 90' )
  • 08 Torres Booked
  • 15 Bulman
  • 09 Alexander (Davis - 86' )
  • 39 Clarke Booked (Watt - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Shearer
  • 28 Davis
  • 30 Cummings
  • 07 Clarke
  • 10 Watt
Ref: Williamson
Att: 9,773

Match Stats

Shots

8 10

On target

5 6

Corners

5 3

Fouls

16 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:23 Full time

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

90:00 +5:37

Nahki Wells gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle McFadzean. Michel Kuipers takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:15

Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

90:00 +3:15 Substitution

Substitution (Crawley Town) makes a substitution, with Warren Cummings coming on for Hope Akpan.

90:00 +3:15

The referee blows for offside.

88:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan from the left by-line to the near post, James Hanson produces a header from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.

88:02

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Save by Michel Kuipers.

85:44 Substitution

Substitution Claude Davis comes on in place of Gary Alexander.

83:31 Substitution

Substitution Sanchez Watt is brought on as a substitute for Leon Clarke.

82:44

Corner taken by Craig Fagan from the right by-line.

80:32

Corner taken by Craig Fagan played to the near post, Josh Simpson manages to make a clearance.

80:01

Craig Fagan takes the direct free kick.

80:01 Booking

Booking Pablo Mills booked.

79:37

Unfair challenge on Chris Dagnall by Pablo Mills results in a free kick.

75:40

The assist for the goal came from Scott Davies.

75:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Gary Alexander - Bradford 1 - 2 Crawley Gary Alexander scores a headed goal from close range. Bradford 1-2 Crawley Town.

73:12

Scott Davies takes the direct free kick.

73:12 Booking

Booking Booking for Michael Flynn for unsporting behaviour.

73:04

Sergio Torres fouled by Michael Flynn, the ref awards a free kick.

71:44

Assist on the goal came from Kyel Reid.

71:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Chris Dagnall - Bradford 1 - 1 Crawley Chris Dagnall grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Bradford 1-1 Crawley Town.

71:05

Free kick taken by Kyel Reid,

71:05 Booking

Booking Sergio Torres goes into the referee's book.

70:21 Substitution

Substitution Michael Flynn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Ravenhill.

70:21

Chris Dagnall fouled by Sergio Torres, the ref awards a free kick.

69:03

Sergio Torres produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.

68:01

Kyle McFadzean fouled by David Syers, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.

67:20

Kyel Reid restarts play with the free kick.

67:20 Booking

Booking Leon Clarke is cautioned.

66:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Ravenhill by Leon Clarke.

64:37

Richard Ravenhill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hope Akpan. Pablo Mills takes the direct free kick.

63:34

David Syers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sergio Torres. Direct free kick taken by Scott Davies.

62:24

Craig Fagan restarts play with the free kick.

62:24 Booking

Booking The referee shows Scott Davies a yellow card.

62:08

Scott Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid.

59:49

Direct free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.

59:49 Booking

Booking Michel Kuipers is cautioned.

59:33

Kyel Reid challenges Dean Howell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

53:07 Substitution

Substitution Nahki Wells replaces Matt Fry.

53:07 Substitution

Substitution Richard Ravenhill replaces Rob Kozluk.

53:07

The assist for the goal came from Scott Davies.

53:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Leon Clarke - Bradford 0 - 1 Crawley Leon Clarke finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Bradford 0-1 Crawley Town.

52:26

Gary Alexander fouled by Luke Oliver, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick,

51:18

Leon Clarke concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Fry. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

49:07

Foul by Sergio Torres on Matt Fry, free kick awarded. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.

48:19

Outswinging corner taken by Scott Davies, clearance made by Andrew Davies.

47:29

Leon Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Syers. Direct free kick taken by Rob Kozluk.

46:09

Gary Alexander produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +3:06 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:23

Lee Bullock challenges Sergio Torres unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike comes in from Dean Howell from the free kick.

45:00 +0:32

David Syers is penalised for a handball. Kyle McFadzean restarts play with the free kick.

43:26

Corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan from the left by-line to the near post, save by Michel Kuipers.

42:33

Sergio Torres takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

40:40

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Michel Kuipers makes a save.

38:41

Foul by Andrew Davies on Pablo Mills, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.

37:07

Sergio Torres takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

35:25

The official flags Luke Oliver offside. Direct free kick taken by Michel Kuipers.

34:38

Free kick taken by Kyel Reid.

34:38 Booking

Booking Hope Akpan receives a caution.

34:13

Unfair challenge on Rob Kozluk by Hope Akpan results in a free kick.

33:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Alexander on Andrew Davies. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

33:29

Kyel Reid takes a shot. Save by Michel Kuipers.

31:28

Sergio Torres challenges Rob Kozluk unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

31:03

Short corner worked by Scott Davies.

30:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Davies. Michel Kuipers takes the direct free kick.

29:53

Unfair challenge on Rob Kozluk by Leon Clarke results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rob Kozluk.

28:37

Foul by Matt Fry on Scott Davies, free kick awarded. Scott Davies restarts play with the free kick.

26:52

The referee penalises Chris Dagnall for handball. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

25:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Davies. Michel Kuipers takes the direct free kick.

25:03

Foul by Pablo Mills on Chris Dagnall, free kick awarded. Rob Kozluk restarts play with the free kick.

23:53

Matt Fry challenges Scott Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Scott Davies takes the free kick.

23:10

Scott Davies produces a cross, Sergio Torres takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

22:35

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Scott Davies, Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

21:38

Foul by James Hanson on Sergio Torres, free kick awarded. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.

20:08

Gary Alexander is caught offside. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

19:01

Leon Clarke challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

17:43

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Leon Clarke misses to the left of the target.

15:30

Matt Fry concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Davies. Free kick taken by Scott Davies.

14:39

The referee blows for offside. Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

13:17

James Hanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kyle McFadzean. Michel Kuipers restarts play with the free kick.

12:51

Craig Fagan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Kyle McFadzean makes a clearance.

12:26

Craig Fagan takes a shot. Save by Michel Kuipers.

11:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Josh Simpson. Free kick taken by Lee Bullock.

10:17

Shot by Chris Dagnall from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

9:47

The offside flag is raised against Chris Dagnall. Kyle McFadzean takes the direct free kick.

8:25

Foul by James Hanson on Kyle McFadzean, free kick awarded. Michel Kuipers takes the direct free kick.

5:20

Sergio Torres crosses the ball, Header by Leon Clarke from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

4:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Mills by James Hanson. Kyle McFadzean takes the free kick.

3:11

Pablo Mills concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Dagnall. Strike on goal comes in from Kyel Reid from the free kick.

2:12

Foul by Leon Clarke on Luke Oliver, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

1:00

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Hanson. Michel Kuipers takes the free kick.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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