Date: 21st December 2005 at 12:41pm
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Bantams boss Colin Todd has laid into midfielder Lee Crooks following his dismissal against Kidderminster in the LDV Vans Trophy northern section quarter-final defeat.

Bradford were taking the Trophy seriously, they fielded a full-strength team, but were knocked out of the competition 2-1 at the hands of Kidderminster Harriers who are now a Conference side.

The game was but seven minutes old when Crooks received his marching orders after a clumsy challenge on Harriers’ Lee Thompson. The Bantams were then faced with an uneven battle for the rest of the game. All 83 minutes of it!

Colin Todd speaking in Telegraph & Argus said ‘His self-discipline was nil, he had to go and that punished us.

‘There was no need to tackle in that position and it was an outrageous tackle. He’s let everyone else down because the game was there for the taking.’

I wonder what the club will do as regards a penalty? Withdraw his Christmas part invitation?

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Any Bantams fans keen on Cricket? Hartshead Moor Cricket Club of Cleckheaton who play in the 2nd division of the Bradford League are in dire need of help.

The club has been running since 1876 but is now threatened with extinction due to financial difficulties. The club is appealing for donations to an auction evening, the proceeds of which will provide funds to keep the club
running.

For more details about Hartshead Moor Cricket Club click here


Please email Gary Turner if you can help.