Bradford went second in the table and maintained their unbeaten record with a convincing win over Crawley.

James Hanson became the first player to score against Crawley this season when he hammered home Stephen Darby's right-wing cross from 12 yards.

Joe Walsh equalised five minutes later by heading in Ryan Dickson's corner.

Billy Knott scored his first City goal with a volley and Jason Bennett hit the bar before substitute Mason Bennett chipped Brian Jenson for the third.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Surrey:

Gregory on Crawley v Bradford

"I'm very disappointed, we really didn't show our true selves tonight. I can obviously say that the last three games have taken a lot out of us and we've had a tough opening to our season.

"There seemed to be a lack of a spark tonight. I've got to take a lot of responsibility - I made some substitutions today that didn't work. Tonight I didn't make the right decisions from the bench that I should have done.

"But they have had three opportunities tonight and they have taken all three. We didn't get away with it and we got a big punch on the nose."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Crawley Town

  • 01 Jensen
  • 02 Oyebanjo Booked
  • 06 Bradley (Banya - 73' )
  • 08 Smith
  • 03 Dickson
  • 05 Leacock
  • 07 Edwards (Henderson - 58' )
  • 12 Walsh
  • 21 Tomlin
  • 09 McLeod
  • 20 Bawling

Substitutes

  • 04 Henderson
  • 14 Young
  • 15 Banya
  • 16 Essam
  • 17 Rose
  • 22 O'Connor
  • 23 Richefond

Bradford City

  • 01 Pickford
  • 02 Darby
  • 06 Sheehan Booked
  • 08 Liddle
  • 05 Davies
  • 23 McArdle
  • 11 Knott (Dolan - 80' )
  • 17 Kennedy
  • 09 Hanson
  • 07 McLean (Bennett - 45' )
  • 20 Morais Booked (Yeates - 73' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Meredith
  • 04 Dolan
  • 12 Williams
  • 14 Yeates
  • 18 Routis
  • 19 McBurnie
  • 28 Bennett
Ref: Carl Berry
Att: 2,225

Match Stats

Shots

3 13

On target

1 5

Corners

5 5

Fouls

8 12

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Bradford City 3.

90:00 +3:50 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Bradford City 3.

90:00 +1:07

Mason Bennett (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:07

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

86:43

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Brian Jensen.

86:29

Attempt blocked. James Hanson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

82:16

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:16

Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).

81:28

Attempt missed. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

80:09

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

80:09

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

79:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Matthew Dolan replaces Billy Knott.

78:22

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Gary Liddle.

76:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 1, Bradford City 3. Mason Bennett (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by James Hanson with a cross.

72:21 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Charles Banya replaces Sonny Bradley.

72:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Filipe Morais.

71:00

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

70:57

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

70:44

Jason Kennedy (Bradford City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

68:31

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:31

Foul by Gary Liddle (Bradford City).

67:43 Booking

Booking Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town) is shown the yellow card.

67:35

Foul by Lanre Oyebanjo (Crawley Town).

67:35

Andrew Davies (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:28

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

62:47

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:47

Foul by Gary Liddle (Bradford City).

61:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 1, Bradford City 2. Billy Knott (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

60:01

Attempt missed. Billy Knott (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

57:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crawley Town. Conor Henderson replaces Gwion Edwards.

56:38 Booking

Booking Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

55:36

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

55:36

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

53:40 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 1, Bradford City 1. Joe Walsh (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ryan Dickson with a cross.

53:23

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Andrew Davies.

52:35

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:35

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).

48:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Crawley Town 0, Bradford City 1. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Stephen Darby with a cross.

45:00

Second Half begins Crawley Town 0, Bradford City 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bradford City. Mason Bennett replaces Aaron McLean.

45:00 +1:33 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Crawley Town 0, Bradford City 0.

45:00 +1:22

Attempt saved. Filipe Morais (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

45:00 +0:35

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Billy Knott.

45:00 +0:02

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

41:22

Hand ball by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

38:06

Foul by Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town).

38:06

Filipe Morais (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:56

Attempt missed. Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

33:43

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

31:14

Attempt missed. Gary Liddle (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

27:23

Foul by Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town).

27:23

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:26

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

24:47

Attempt missed. Aaron McLean (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

23:06 Booking

Booking Filipe Morais (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

23:00

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:47

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

22:18

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Lanre Oyebanjo.

22:07

Attempt blocked. Billy Knott (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

21:20

Attempt saved. Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

20:48

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Dean Leacock.

19:15

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:15

Foul by Billy Knott (Bradford City).

16:05

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

16:05

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:40

(Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:40

Foul by Aaron McLean (Bradford City).

12:09

Bobson Bawling (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:09

Foul by Jason Kennedy (Bradford City).

10:57

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Sonny Bradley.

10:41

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Crawley Town).

10:41

Gary Liddle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:01

Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:01

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

7:09

Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:09

Foul by Filipe Morais (Bradford City).

1:41

Attempt missed. Filipe Morais (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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