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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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Sky Bet League 2
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1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37

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