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Bradford City 1-0 Crawley Town

An early Francois Zoko goal was enough to give Bradford City the win over relegation-threatened Crawley Town.

Crawley keeper Lewis Price misjudged a Mark Yeates cross, allowing Zoko to nod the ball into an unguarded net.

The Bantams enjoyed the majority of the possession, but Crawley came close to levelling when Lee Fowler tested keeper Jordan Pickford with a free-kick.

Izale McLeod twice went close for the Reds but Bradford hung on to leave Crawley two points adrift of safety.

Crawley Town manager Dean Saunders told BBC Surrey:

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Saunders on Bradford v Crawley

"We probably should have won, or at least got a draw out it - we had enough chances.

"The goal was a goalkeeping error that has really cost us the game.

"It's the best we've played. We've come here against a top team and our keeper's not had a shot to save."

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Pickford
  • 2Darby
  • 23McArdle
  • 15Mackenzie
  • 3Meredith
  • 18RoutisSubstituted forSheehanat 69'minutes
  • 4DolanSubstituted forKnottat 77'minutes
  • 14Yeates
  • 25Halliday
  • 13ZokoSubstituted forSteadat 69'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 6Sheehan
  • 10Clarke
  • 11Knott
  • 12Williams
  • 16Stead
  • 17Kennedy
  • 24Burke

Crawley

  • 30Price
  • 14YoungSubstituted forDicksonat 71'minutes
  • 25Ward
  • 29Wood
  • 6BradleyBooked at 16mins
  • 7Edwards
  • 16Fowler
  • 26Wordsworth
  • 21Tomlin
  • 28PogbaBooked at 29minsSubstituted forMorganat 70'minutes
  • 9McLeod

Substitutes

  • 1Jensen
  • 3Dickson
  • 8Smith
  • 10Morgan
  • 17Anderson
  • 20Bawling
  • 22O'Connor
Referee:
Darren Drysdale
Attendance:
11,683

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamCrawley
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home12
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 1, Crawley Town 0.

Full Time

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

Foul by Mark Yeates (Bradford City).

Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Crawley Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Jon Stead (Bradford City).

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

Andy Halliday (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Attempt saved. Mark Yeates (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Jon Stead (Bradford City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the right.

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

Foul by Alan Sheehan (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Billy Knott replaces Matthew Dolan.

Attempt missed. Alan Sheehan (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Mark Yeates (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Dickson (Crawley Town).

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

Foul by Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town).

Corner, Crawley Town. Conceded by Rory McArdle.

Attempt blocked. Izale McLeod (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Richard Wood (Crawley Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Ryan Dickson replaces Lewis Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Crawley Town. Dean Morgan replaces Mathias Pogba.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jon Stead replaces Francois Zoko.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Alan Sheehan replaces Christopher Routis.

(Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Izale McLeod (Crawley Town).

Attempt missed. Gavin Tomlin (Crawley Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Francois Zoko (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Darren Ward.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Lewis Young.

Attempt missed. Lee Fowler (Crawley Town) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Gwion Edwards (Crawley Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City34227565313473
2Preston33189653302363
3MK Dons34188868353362
4Swindon34187959382161
5Sheff Utd33158104739853
6Doncaster341310114342149
7Chesterfield34139124945448
8Bradford33139114238448
9Peterborough34145154244-247
10Barnsley34145154448-447
11Oldham331210114248-646
12Gillingham34129134950-145
13Port Vale34136154246-445
14Fleetwood34129133438-445
15Rochdale321351456431344
16Walsall341111123436-244
17Scunthorpe33119134650-442
18Notts County33118143440-641
19Crewe34116173259-2739
20Coventry33812133445-1136
21Leyton Orient3398164451-735
22Colchester3497183956-1734
23Crawley34810163558-2334
24Yeovil3479182649-2330
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