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Coral Windows Stadium (ATT 12,403) 1st May 2010 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: P Crossley

Bradford Bradford City vs Northampton Town Northamptn

Bradford 2

G Evans (12, 81)

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Northamptn 0

D Beckwith (S/O 37)

Evans brace kills off Cobblers

Town reduced to 10 men as play-off hopes dwindle

By Hayley Paterson.   Last Updated: 01/05/10 7:32pm

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Evans: At the double

Evans: At the double

A clinical brace from Gareth Evans extended Bradford's unbeaten run to five matches with a 2-0 win over Northampton.

The victory for the Bantams all but ends the Cobblers' hopes of reaching the League Two play-offs as Evans' double proved enough for the home side.

City were ahead after 12 minutes when the 22-year-old unleashed a 30-yard strike having controlled a headed pass from Adam Bolder.

The Bradford striker turned sharply and powered home the opener which gave the visitor's goalkeeper Jason Steele no chance.

Town suffered another blow just short of the half-time whistle when defender Dean Beckwith was sent off for pulling back Leon Osborne which denied the winger a goal-scoring opportunity.

However despite being reduced to ten men, Town had a glorious chance to equalise when Northern Irish striker Billy McKay saw his effort rebound off the post just before half-time.

The visitors continued to threaten despite City having the advantage, however Evans killed off any comeback in the final stages of the game.

The forward combined again with team-mate Bolder to volley home an inch-perfect cross.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39

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