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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

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Shrewsbury Town 23 44
2 Wycombe Wanderers 23 44
3 Burton Albion 23 43
4 Luton Town 23 42
5 Newport County AFC 23 40
6 Southend United 23 39
7 Plymouth Argyle 23 37
8 Bury 23 37
9 Exeter City 24 37
10 Stevenage 23 34
11 AFC Wimbledon 23 33
12 Morecambe 23 33
13 Accrington Stanley 22 30
14 Cambridge United 23 29
15 Portsmouth 23 28
16 Oxford United 23 28
17 Mansfield Town 23 27
18 York City 23 26
19 Cheltenham Town 23 25
20 Northampton Town 23 24
21 Carlisle United 23 24
22 Tranmere Rovers 23 22
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 23 22
24 Hartlepool United 23 14

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