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Southend United 0-1 Bradford City

Lee Evans
Lee Evans, on loan from Championship side Wolves, has scored three goals for Bradford City this season.

Bradford City made sure of a League One play-off spot as they beat Southend United thanks to Lee Evans' early goal.

Evans gave the Bantams the lead with style early on as he curled home from 20 yards into the bottom corner.

The Shripmers fought back and Ryan Leonard forced Bradford goalkeeper Ben Williams into a fine save with a fierce effort from long-range.

The hosts almost restored parity when Tyrone Barnett volleyed against the crossbar but Bradford held on.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 13Smith
  • 2White
  • 43Malarczyk
  • 26Barrett
  • 3Coker
  • 12AtkinsonSubstituted forLozaat 83'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 25KamaraSubstituted forBridgeat 70'minutes
  • 17McLaughlinBooked at 32mins
  • 19Barnett
  • 9MooneySubstituted forHuntat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bentley
  • 5Thompson
  • 14Hurst
  • 16Hunt
  • 22Deegan
  • 23Loza
  • 30Bridge

Bradford

  • 1Williams
  • 2DarbyBooked at 83mins
  • 23McArdleBooked at 60mins
  • 16Burke
  • 3Meredith
  • 29McMahon
  • 12Cullen
  • 4EvansSubstituted forThorpeat 89'minutes
  • 17ReidBooked at 57minsSubstituted forAndersonat 83'minutes
  • 20MoraisSubstituted forProctorat 70'minutes
  • 9Hanson

Substitutes

  • 5Clarke
  • 10Clarke
  • 14Morris
  • 19Proctor
  • 21Thorpe
  • 26Anderson
  • 30Cracknell
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
8,571

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home18
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 0, Bradford City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 0, Bradford City 1.

Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Bradford City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Stephen McLaughlin (Southend United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Tom Thorpe replaces Lee Evans.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Ben Coker (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ted Smith.

Attempt saved. James Hanson (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Noel Hunt (Southend United).

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Leonard (Southend United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Reece Burke.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Paul Anderson replaces Kyel Reid.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jamar Loza replaces Will Atkinson.

Booking

Stephen Darby (Bradford City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Kyel Reid (Bradford City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt missed. Reece Burke (Bradford City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jack Bridge (Southend United).

Adam Barrett (Southend United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jamie Proctor (Bradford City).

Tyrone Barnett (Southend United) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Jamie Proctor replaces Filipe Morais.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Jack Bridge replaces Glen Kamara.

Tony McMahon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Will Atkinson (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Noel Hunt replaces David Mooney.

Rory McArdle (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by David Mooney (Southend United).

Kyel Reid (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wigan452415681414087
2Burton452591157372084
3Millwall452391371482378
4Walsall4422121063481578
5Bradford4522111253401377
6Barnsley452181666531371
7Scunthorpe4520111458471171
8Gillingham4519121470541669
9Coventry4518121565491666
10Sheff Utd451812156457766
11Rochdale451812156660666
12Port Vale451811165653365
13Peterborough45186217772560
14Southend451611185661-559
15Bury451512185371-1857
16Swindon451511196171-1056
17Oldham451218154456-1254
18Chesterfield45158225868-1053
19Shrewsbury451311215876-1850
20Fleetwood441115184953-448
21Blackpool451210233958-1946
22Doncaster451112224864-1645
23Colchester45913235697-4140
24Crewe45713254681-3534
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