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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
  • 15Taylor
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Bradford City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Bradford City 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Caleb Folan replaces Nahki Wells.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by James Meredith.

  7. Substitution

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Mark Yeates replaces Kyel Reid.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nahki Wells (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Nahki Wells (Bradford City).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  16. Post update

    Garry Thompson (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra).

  18. Post update

    Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Garry Thompson (Bradford City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient15122136122438
2Wolves1411212781935
3Peterborough15102325121332
4Preston157622316727
5Brentford158342017327
6Bradford1565424141023
7Swindon157262920923
8MK Dons156452420422
9Walsall156451715222
10Rotherham155642122-121
11Coventry1593334221220
12Port Vale156272124-320
13Crawley145451820-219
14Colchester153841520-517
15Shrewsbury153751516-116
16Oldham154381923-415
17Gillingham154381824-615
18Carlisle144371325-1215
19Stevenage154291523-814
20Tranmere153481529-1413
21Crewe153481231-1913
22Sheff Utd153391323-1012
23Bristol City141762127-610
24Notts County1531111729-1210
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