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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southend United 0, Bradford City 1.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Tom Thorpe replaces Lee Evans.

  7. Post update

    Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ted Smith.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Noel Hunt (Southend United).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Reece Burke.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Josh Cullen.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Bradford City. Paul Anderson replaces Kyel Reid.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Southend United. Jamar Loza replaces Will Atkinson.

  18. Booking

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Stephen Darby (Bradford City).

  20. Post update

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

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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