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Checkatrade.com Stadium (ATT 2,225) 19th August 2014 - Kick off 19:45

Crawley Crawley Town vs Bradford City Bradford

Crawley 1

J Walsh (54)

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Bradford 3

J Hanson (49)
B Knott (62)
M Bennett (77)

Bradford see off Crawley

Last Updated: 19/08/14 10:24pm

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James Hanson: Opened the scoring

James Hanson: Opened the scoring

Bradford produced a super-charged second-half display to secure a 3-1 win over previously undefeated Crawley.

Bradford's on-loan keeper Jordan Pickford made an important save early on when diving to prevent an own-goal from Gary Liddle following a free-kick by Jimmy Smith.

City threatened when Filipe Morais fed fellow midfielder Billy Knott and his goal-bound volley was blocked.

Crawley midfielder Bobson Bawling, on his full league debut, should have hit the target when firing over after breaking into the area.

Bradford striker Aaron McLean had a shot blocked from a header by James Hanson before Crawley defender Joe Walsh forced Pickford to save smartly with a shot on the turn.

Crawley conceded their first goal in four games five minutes after the break when skipper Stephen Darby crossed from the right and Hanson thumped the ball into the roof of the net from 12 yards.

The Red Devils hit back to equalise only five minutes later through Walsh who powerfully headed in a corner from Ryan Dickson.

Knott struck his first goal for City to restore their advantage on 63 minutes with a volley from 15 yards which went in off the left-hand post.

Jason Kennedy struck the bar for City before substitute Mason Bennett sealed the win 13 minutes from time by clipping the ball over Brian Jensen for his first goal for the club from Hanson's flick.

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2 Peterborough United 13 26
3 Swindon Town 11 22
4 Preston North End 11 22
5 Milton Keynes Dons 11 20
6 Notts County 12 20
7 Sheffield United 12 20
8 Chesterfield 12 19
9 Fleetwood Town 13 19
10 Oldham Athletic 13 19
11 Bradford City 13 18
12 Rochdale 12 17
13 Barnsley 12 15
14 Doncaster Rovers 11 14
15 Crawley Town 13 14
16 Colchester United 13 13
17 Coventry City 13 13
18 Gillingham 13 13
19 Yeovil Town 13 13
20 Leyton Orient 12 12
21 Walsall 13 12
22 Port Vale 13 12
23 Scunthorpe United 13 11
24 Crewe Alexandra 13 10