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Crewe   0 - 1   Bradford

Crewe 0-1 Bradford

Crewe 0-1 Bradford

Ryan Kendall's second-half strike gave in-form Bradford victory at Crewe.

City went close early on when Gareth Edwards's glancing header was kept out by a fine Adam Legzdins reaction stop.

Legzdins also kept out two drives from Adam Bolder while, at the other end, John McLaughlin tipped Ashley Westwood's free-kick on to the bar.

Kendall came off the bench to score the Bantams' winner, meeting Michael Flynn's quick free-kick and slipping the ball under the advancing Legzdins.


Crewe manager Dario Gradi told BBC Radio Stoke:

"I was expecting better than that, so if that's a sign of things to come we're going to have a bit of hard work to do again.

"Our goalkeeper made a lot of good saves, had he not then we could have easily lost four or five.

"We were making mistakes all over the place; Patrick (Ada) who's done well was messing around in his own six yard box and gave them a chance and Matt Tootle gave them numerous chances by getting caught in possession stupidly."

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Saturday, 8 May 2010

League Two

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Crewe 0-1 Bradford FT
(HT 0-0)
    • Kendall 67

    Crewe

    • 13 Legzdins
    • 02 Brayford
    • 06 Ada
    • 19 Westwood
    • 23 Tootle
    • 11 Grant (Shelley 76)
    • 16 Bailey
    • 18 Murphy
    • 28 Walton (Davis 75)
    • 08 Donaldson
    • 10 Zola

    Substitutes

    • 12 Mitchell-King,
    • 20 Shelley,
    • 26 Davis,
    • 04 Schumacher,
    • 37 Turton,
    • 15 Miller,
    • 22 Leitch-Smith

    Bradford

    • 13 McLaughlan
    • 02 Ramsden
    • 05 Rehman
    • 12 Williams yellow card
    • 28 Threlfall
    • 04 Flynn
    • 08 Bullock
    • 31 Grant (Neilson 83)
    • 33 Bolder (O'Brien 65)
    • 09 Evans (Kendall 31)
    • 20 Osborne

    Substitutes

    • 30 Convey,
    • 03 O'Brien,
    • 24 Horne,
    • 19 O'Brien,
    • 23 Dean,
    • 26 Neilson,
    • 15 Kendall
    Ref: CookAtt: 5,172
    CREWE
    BRADFORD

    Possession

    • Crewe 50%
    • Bradford 50%

    Attempts on target

    • Crewe 5
    • Bradford 9

    Attempts off target

    • Crewe 1
    • Bradford 4

    Corners

    • Crewe 6
    • Bradford 7

    Fouls

    • Crewe 3
    • Bradford 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+3:03 The referee blows for the end of the match.
    • 90:00+2:34 Calvin Zola takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
    • 90:00+0:49 Unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Steve Williams results in a free kick. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 89:46 Handball by Danny Shelley. Free kick taken by Simon Ramsden.
    • 88:55 The ball is crossed by Luke O'Brien.
    • 87:47 Danny Shelley takes a shot. Save made by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 87:01 Ryan Kendall is caught offside. Free kick taken by Harry Davis.
    • 86:11 Luke O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on John Brayford. Adam Legzdins takes the direct free kick.
    • 85:21 Foul by Michael Flynn on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded. Matt Tootle restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:48 Luke O'Brien crosses the ball.
    • 82:08 Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 82:08 Substitution (Bradford) makes a substitution, with Scott Neilson coming on for Gavin Grant.
    • 82:08 The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Tootle.
    • 80:25 Simon Ramsden delivers the ball, Ryan Kendall takes a shot from 18 yards. Save made by Adam Legzdins.
    • 78:00 Simon Ramsden decides to take the corner short.
    • 77:04 Ryan Kendall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle. Free kick taken by Matt Tootle.
    • 74:42 Substitution Joel Grant goes off and Danny Shelley comes on.
    • 74:42 Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Harry Davis coming on for Simon Walton.
    • 74:42 Simon Ramsden decides to take the corner short.
    • 73:27 Corner taken short by Robbie Threlfall, Michael Flynn takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save.
    • 73:12 A cross is delivered by Simon Walton, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 71:41 Clayton Donaldson fouled by Simon Ramsden, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Tootle takes the free kick.
    • 70:57 Calvin Zola handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Robbie Threlfall.
    • 69:38 The ball is crossed by Simon Ramsden, save by Adam Legzdins.
    • 67:11 Ashley Westwood decides to take the corner short, clearance made by Lee Bullock.
    • 66:21 Assist on the goal came from Lee Bullock.
    • 66:21 GOAL - Ryan KendallCrewe 0 - 1 Bradford Ryan Kendall grabs a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 0-1 Bradford.
    • 65:50 Joel Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Flynn. Michael Flynn takes the free kick.
    • 64:51 Substitution Adam Bolder goes off and Luke O'Brien comes on.
    • 64:26 Adam Bolder takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
    • Correction - 63:29 Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
    • 63:29 Clayton Donaldson has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
    • 63:03 The ball is delivered by Leon Osborne, save by Adam Legzdins.
    • 62:23 Calvin Zola concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Bolder. Direct free kick taken by Zesh Rehman.
    • 61:58 Clayton Donaldson is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Zesh Rehman.
    • 61:18 Simon Ramsden sends in a cross, Adam Legzdins makes a save.
    • 59:26 Leon Osborne handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Adam Legzdins takes the free kick.
    • 59:16 The ball is crossed by Leon Osborne, clearance made by Patrick Ada.
    • 58:53 The ball is crossed by Gavin Grant, Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.
    • 56:23 Joel Grant produces a cross, clearance by Zesh Rehman.
    • 55:54 The ball is crossed by Adam Bolder, Leon Osborne takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save.
    • 54:05 Simon Ramsden takes the inswinging corner, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Steve Williams misses to the right of the target.
    • 53:53 The ball is swung over by Michael Flynn, clearance made by Ashley Westwood.
    • Correction - 50:15 Luke Murphy fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jon McLaughlin. Ashley Westwood decides to take the corner short, Steve Williams makes a clearance.
    • 50:15 Luke Murphy takes the free kick.
    • 50:15 Booking The referee cautions Steve Williams for unsporting behaviour.
    • Correction - 50:01 Foul by Steve Williams on Joel Grant, free kick awarded.
    • 50:01 Unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Steve Williams results in a free kick.
    • 49:34 The ball is crossed by James Bailey, save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 46:27 Corner from left by-line crossed in by Ashley Westwood, Gavin Grant makes a clearance.
    • 46:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Kendall on Patrick Ada. Free kick taken by Adam Legzdins.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:27 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+1:13 Shot from just outside the area by Clayton Donaldson goes over the bar.
    • 45:00+0:04 Ryan Kendall has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 44:48 The ball is sent over by Calvin Zola, clearance made by Simon Ramsden.
    • 44:19 Unfair challenge on Joel Grant by Simon Ramsden results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Simon Walton.
    • 43:20 Centre by Ryan Kendall, clearance by Matt Tootle.
    • 42:18 The ball is swung over by Ashley Westwood, save by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 41:22 Corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Patrick Ada.
    • 41:09 Gavin Grant produces a cross.
    • 40:21 The assistant referee flags for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Zesh Rehman takes the free kick.
    • 39:41 Robbie Threlfall takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
    • 38:27 Luke Murphy produces a cross, Zesh Rehman makes a clearance.
    • 36:51 Luke Murphy sends in a cross, clearance made by Zesh Rehman.
    • 36:18 Clayton Donaldson fouled by Robbie Threlfall, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Murphy.
    • 33:34 A cross is delivered by Gavin Grant, John Brayford manages to make a clearance.
    • 32:55 Simon Walton produces a cross, Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
    • 30:09 Short corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.
    • 30:09 Substitution Ryan Kendall comes on in place of Gareth Evans.
    • 29:54 Ashley Westwood produces a cross, clearance by Zesh Rehman.
    • 29:42 The ball is sent over by Joel Grant.
    • 27:35 The ball is swung over by Michael Flynn, Ashley Westwood makes a clearance.
    • 26:54 Luke Murphy takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
    • 26:26 Unfair challenge on Simon Walton by Gareth Evans results in a free kick. John Brayford takes the free kick.
    • 25:25 Ashley Westwood sends in a cross, Steve Williams makes a clearance.
    • 21:45 Unfair challenge on Calvin Zola by Adam Bolder results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Ashley Westwood.
    • 19:31 The ball is sent over by Michael Flynn.
    • 18:43 Gavin Grant crosses the ball.
    • 18:15 The ball is crossed by Patrick Ada, Lee Bullock makes a clearance.
    • 17:48 Corner taken by Ashley Westwood played to the near post, Michael Flynn makes a clearance.
    • 16:57 The ball is swung over by Matt Tootle, clearance made by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 16:45 Luke Murphy crosses the ball, Simon Ramsden manages to make a clearance.
    • 16:13 Effort from outside the penalty box by Gareth Evans goes wide right of the goal.
    • 15:25 Simon Walton fouled by Leon Osborne, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Legzdins takes the free kick.
    • 13:48 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 13:09 Michael Flynn produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left.
    • 10:36 The referee blows for offside against Calvin Zola. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.
    • 9:58 Adam Bolder takes a shot. Adam Legzdins makes a save.
    • 8:36 Simon Ramsden delivers the ball, Adam Legzdins makes a save.
    • 7:24 Adam Bolder takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
    • 4:46 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Simon Ramsden.
    • 4:20 Inswinging corner taken by Robbie Threlfall from the right by-line, Patrick Ada makes a clearance.
    • 3:38 Simon Ramsden produces a cross, Gareth Evans takes a shot. Save by Adam Legzdins.
    • 3:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Walton on Michael Flynn. Lee Bullock takes the direct free kick.
    • 3:06 The ball is swung over by Luke Murphy, Robbie Threlfall manages to make a clearance.
    • 0:42 Ashley Westwood takes a corner.
    • 0:00 The referee starts the match.

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    League Two table snapshot

    As it stood on 8 May 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 Notts County 46 65 93
    2 Bournemouth 46 17 83
    3 Rochdale 46 34 82
    4 Morecambe 46 9 73
    5 Rotherham 46 3 73
    6 Aldershot 46 13 72
    7 Dag & Red 46 11 72
    8 Chesterfield 46 -1 70
    9 Bury 46 -5 69
    10 Port Vale 46 11 68
    11 Northampton 46 9 67
    12 Shrewsbury 46 1 63
    13 Burton Albion 46 0 62
    14 Bradford 46 -3 62
    15 Accrington 46 -12 61
    16 Hereford 46 -11 59
    17 Torquay 46 9 57
    18 Crewe 46 -5 55
    19 Macclesfield 46 -9 54
    20 Lincoln City 46 -23 50
    21 Barnet 46 -16 48
    22 Cheltenham 46 -17 48
    23 Grimsby 46 -26 44
    24 Darlington 46 -54 30

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