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Bradford City 2-1 Crawley Town

Bradford City moved into second place in League Two as they beat Crawley Town to earn a third successive home win.

Harry Pritchard and substitute Danny Devine scored for the Bantams, with Reece Grego-Cox's late goal a consolation for the visitors.

Bradford began brightly and were rewarded in the 18th minute through Pritchard. Zeli Ismail burst away down the right and crossed for Pritchard to score with a first-time, left-foot shot from 10 yards.

Midfielder Devine scored the second home goal four minutes after coming as a half-time substitute for the injured Pritchard.

Devine exchanged passes with Aramide Oteh before cutting across the field and unleashing a left-foot shot from just outside the penalty area which flew into the net after taking a deflection.

Crawley always posed an attacking threat and Bantams keeper Richard O'Donnell did well to keep out a close-range left-foot shot from substitute David Sesay in the 70th minute.

However, the visitors had their reward in the 81st minute when Grego-Cox scored with a right-foot effort from just outside the penalty area and they caused Bradford some anxious moments as they pressed for an equaliser.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1O'Donnell
  • 22Henley
  • 6O'Connor
  • 5Richards-Everton
  • 23Wood
  • 21Akpan
  • 26CookeBooked at 45mins
  • 7PritchardSubstituted forDevineat 45'minutes
  • 11IsmailSubstituted forMellorat 83'minutes
  • 12VaughanBooked at 69mins
  • 25OtehBooked at 45minsSubstituted forMcCartanat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mellor
  • 4O'Connor
  • 14McCartan
  • 18Anderson
  • 20Patrick
  • 24Devine
  • 30Sykes-Kenworthy

Crawley

  • 1Morris
  • 2YoungBooked at 26mins
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 6Dallison-LisbonBooked at 37mins
  • 3DohertySubstituted forSesayat 64'minutes
  • 28CamaraSubstituted forNathaniel-Georgeat 54'minutes
  • 12Ferguson
  • 17Allarakhia
  • 7Grego-Cox
  • 30Lubala
  • 16Enigbokan-BloomfieldSubstituted forvan Velzenat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11van Velzen
  • 15Nathaniel-George
  • 18Sesay
  • 20Sendles-White
  • 26Galach
  • 31Boadu
  • 35Luyambula
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
13,813

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away22
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 2, Crawley Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 2, Crawley Town 1.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Richard O'Donnell.

Attempt saved. Jordan Tunnicliffe (Crawley Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ashley Nathaniel-George with a cross.

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Adam Henley.

Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Nathan Ferguson.

Shay McCartan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Connor Wood.

James Vaughan (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lewis Young (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Kelvin Mellor replaces Zeli Ismail.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Nathaniel-George (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Sesay.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 2, Crawley Town 1. Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Tarryn Allarakhia.

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Hope Akpan.

Attempt missed. Zeli Ismail (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Callum Cooke.

Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Attempt saved. David Sesay (Crawley Town) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

Adam Henley (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Bez Lubala (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Gyliano van Velzen replaces Mason Bloomfield.

Foul by James Vaughan (Bradford City).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Aramide Oteh.

Attempt saved. David Sesay (Crawley Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nathan Ferguson.

Booking

James Vaughan (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card.

James Vaughan (Bradford City).

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

Attempt saved. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Bez Lubala (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ashley Nathaniel-George.

Anthony O'Connor (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. David Sesay replaces Josh Doherty.

Offside, Bradford City. Connor Wood tries a through ball, but Aramide Oteh is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Aramide Oteh (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Bradford City).

Reece Grego-Cox (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Mason Bloomfield (Crawley Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Bez Lubala with a cross.

James Vaughan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Dallison (Crawley Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Crewe149232617929
2Bradford148332113827
3Newport13751147726
4Exeter147521815326
5Cheltenham1374223121125
6Forest Green14743169725
7Swindon146352119221
8Plymouth145542016420
9Macclesfield145541615120
10Cambridge145452014619
11Colchester145451613319
12Leyton Orient145452322119
13Crawley145452222019
14Grimsby145362020018
15Northampton145361616018
16Port Vale144641921-218
17Mansfield144552119217
18Salford144551622-617
19Walsall144371019-915
20Carlisle144281525-1014
21Oldham142571424-1011
22Scunthorpe142481723-610
23Morecambe142481426-1210
24Stevenage141671120-99
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