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Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Bradford City

Crewe keeper Alan Martin made a crucial save on his first start in two months to earn a point against Bradford City.

Martin prevented a James Hanson header from flashing into the bottom corner amid heavy Bradford pressure.

The visitors looked the most potent although both frontmen wasted chances.

For the home side, fit-again defender Harry Davis forced City keeper Jon McLaughlin to palm his curling free-kick around the post, while Brad Inman curled just wide late on.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It was difficult, swirling, wet and slippery, but we still had the gumption and courage to get it down and play.

"I was pleased with Harry Davis. He was desperate to get back. He hates missing football. A month out of the game is like a year to Harry. And I thought he was excellent again.

"Bringing him back in just steadied us down a bit. He makes good decisions. He's starting to be an organiser at the back,.

"For a change we nearly actually won it instead of actually losing losing it. It was nice to be up that end of the pitch."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Martin
  • 3Mellor
  • 16Guthrie
  • 42Grant
  • 4Davis
  • 6Dugdale
  • 7ClaytonSubstituted forInmanat 75'minutes
  • 22Evans
  • 19OliverSubstituted forOsmanat 88'minutes
  • 26Aneke
  • 11Moore

Substitutes

  • 5Ellis
  • 8Osman
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Ray
  • 14Inman
  • 21Garratt
  • 24Molyneux

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 3MeredithBooked at 61mins
  • 18Jones
  • 22Bates
  • 23McArdle
  • 20De VitaBooked at 12minsSubstituted forThompsonat 71'minutes
  • 24Doyle
  • 21WellsSubstituted forFolanat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Hanson
  • 7ReidSubstituted forYeatesat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Kennedy
  • 11Thompson
  • 12Ripley
  • 14Yeates
  • 15M Taylor
  • 16McHugh
  • 19Folan
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
5,428

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Bradford City 0.
Attempt missed. George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Caleb Folan replaces Nahki Wells.
Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Meredith.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Abdul Osman replaces Vadaine Oliver because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Kyel Reid.
Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).
Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.
Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nahki Wells (Bradford City).
Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).
Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).
Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Garry Thompson (Bradford City).
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Meredith.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Meredith.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Max Clayton.
Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Garry Thompson replaces Raffaele De Vita.
George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nathan Doyle (Bradford City).
Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).
Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Attempt missed. Raffaele De Vita (Bradford City) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Alan Martin.
Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jon McLaughlan.
Attempt saved. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

James Meredith (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by James Meredith (Bradford City).
Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Harry Davis.
Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient1512212438
2Wolves1411211935
3Peterborough1510231332
4Preston15762727
5Brentford15834327
6Bradford156541023
7Swindon15726923
8MK Dons15645422
9Walsall15645222
10Rotherham15564-121
11Coventry159331220
12Port Vale15627-320
13Crawley14545-219
14Colchester15384-517
15Shrewsbury15375-116
16Oldham15438-415
17Gillingham15438-615
18Carlisle14437-1215
19Stevenage15429-814
20Tranmere15348-1413
21Crewe15348-1913
22Sheff Utd15339-1012
23Bristol City14176-610
24Notts County153111-1210
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