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Bradford City 2-1 Crawley Town

Substitute Garry Thompson headed a late winner as Bradford City marked the 29th anniversary of their tragic stadium fire with victory over Crawley.

Bradford went ahead when Nathan Doyle found Aaron McLean with a pass over the defence and the striker fired in.

But defender Carl McHugh and goalkeeper Jon McLaughlan then left the ball for one another and Crawley replacement Jamie Proctor nipped in to lob home.

Thompson met Gary Jones's corner to lift City to 13th in League One.

The win takes the Bantams above their opponents with one game left to play.

Fifty-six people died in May 1985 when a fire engulfed Valley Parade during a game against Lincoln City.

Crawley Town boss John Gregory told BBC Sussex:

John Gregory

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Post-match: Crawley manager Gregory

"Jamie Proctor got us back into the game with a brilliant goal. He took it very well and knew exactly what he was doing in that position.

"There only looked like there was going to one winner but we messed up on a corner and Bradford have nicked the points.

"We had a problem to begin with in set-pieces and we rely too much on Kyle McFadzean and Joe Walsh, who we seem to expect to head clear.

"But other people should take responsibility in that situation and it's something we need to spend time on in the summer."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Wolves453010555100
2Brentford45271082791
3Preston45231662785
4Leyton Orient452411103883
5Rotherham45231482783
6Peterborough45234181473
7Swindon4519917566
8Sheff Utd44171215163
9MK Dons4517919060
10Port Vale4518621-1460
11Walsall45141615158
12Bristol City45131814357
13Bradford45131715256
14Crawley44141317-655
15Oldham44141218-954
16Gillingham4515723-1952
17Coventry45161316-251
18Colchester45121419-950
19Notts County4515426-1349
20Crewe45121221-2748
21Tranmere45121122-2647
22Carlisle44111122-3044
23Stevenage4511925-2442
24Shrewsbury4591422-2141
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