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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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1 Bristol City 46 99
2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40