What the press made of the narrow defeat to The Bantams
Another nail was driven into Crewe Alex’s League One coffin as they slipped to a home defeat to play-off chasing Bradford on Easter Monday.
Jamie Proctor’s 50th minute strike separated the sides as the Railwaymen’s regrettable record was extended to one win in 19 games.
They have now failed to score in five of the last six against the Bantams, and remain rock-bottom of the standings.
A 1-0 home defeat to Bradford City on the final day of last season almost ended Crewe's stay in League One.
Results elsewhere saved the Alex on that day on May, but it's going to take something of biblical proportions if they're to survive this time around after their latest 1-0 reverse to the Bantams.
There may still be seven games left to play, but with the season yet to reach April, Crewe appearing to be playing for pride already as they sit 11 points from safety.
Failure to take advantage of a promising opening half an hour, coupled with a defensive mistake by George Ray, saw play-off chasing Bradford take the spoils at Gresty Road.
Jamie Proctor's goal just five minutes after the re-start proved to be enough, as he fired past Ben Garratt after George Ray got caught out by a long ball forward.
Bradford Telegraph & Argus
JAMIE Proctor's fourth City goal made it a perfect Easter with a second win in three days strengthening their hold on a play-off place.
Proctor broke the deadlock five minutes into the second half, emphatically firing home after defender George Ray misjudged Nathan Clarke's long free-kick.
The bottom side had started the brighter but once City got going after a slow first half hour, they created all the best chances.
The victory lifts them into fifth spot although Millwall will go back there if they beat leaders Burton tonight.