League One
CrawleyCrawley Town1BradfordBradford City0

Crawley Town 1-0 Bradford City

Emile Sinclair scored the only goal as Crawley extended their unbeaten league run to seven games by beating Bradford.

Bantams midfielder Mark Thompson should have put the visitors ahead in the first half, but wastefully shot over.

And Sinclair put Crawley into the lead after the break when he raced on to Andy Drury's pass and slid a neat finish under keeper Jon McLaughlin.

Drury then struck the top of the bar with a cross before Paul Jones saved brilliantly from Bradford's Kyel Reid.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Crawley Town manager Richie Barker told BBC Sussex:

"As an all-round performance, that was one of our best this season. [Goalkeeper] Paul Jones didn't have a lot to do, but what he did do was excellent.

"To be fair to Bradford, they probably caught us a bit cold. It was a surprise considering we knew what was coming at us, but for some reason we didn't look quite at it.

"We rode the storm a bit and I have to say our defending in the last 15 minutes was absolutely fantastic. It's a fantastic win and I can't speak highly enough of the players."

Line-ups

Crawley

  • 1Jones
  • 11Simpson
  • 3Sadler
  • 21Jones
  • 5McFadzean
  • 12Walsh
  • 10Drury
  • 15BulmanBooked at 63mins
  • 20SinclairSubstituted forAlexanderat 79'minutes
  • 14ProctorSubstituted forConnollyat 88'minutes
  • 16AdamsSubstituted forEssamat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Connolly
  • 6Essam
  • 8Torres
  • 9Alexander
  • 18Rooney
  • 25Maddison

Bradford

  • 1McLaughlan
  • 2Darby
  • 3Meredith
  • 24Doyle
  • 23McArdle
  • 22BatesSubstituted forConnellat 76'minutes
  • 11ThompsonSubstituted forDe Vitaat 72'minutes
  • 18Jones
  • 9Hanson
  • 14YeatesSubstituted forFolanat 64'minutes
  • 7Reid

Substitutes

  • 6Oliver
  • 8Kennedy
  • 12Ripley
  • 16McHugh
  • 17Connell
  • 19Folan
  • 20De Vita
Referee:
Dean Whitestone
Attendance:
3,836

Match Stats

Home TeamCrawleyAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home10
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crawley Town 1, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crawley Town 1, Bradford City 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Connor Essam replaces Nicky Adams.

  4. Post update

    Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Caleb Folan (Bradford City).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rory McArdle (Bradford City) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Joe Walsh.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Josh Simpson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crawley Town. Mark Connolly replaces Jamie Proctor.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Matthew Sadler.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Foul by Gary Alexander (Crawley Town).

  16. Post update

    Nathan Doyle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Caleb Folan (Bradford City).

  19. Post update

    Foul by Raffaele De Vita (Bradford City).

  20. Post update

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