Match ends, Southend United 1, Bradford City 3.
A brace from Gareth Evans helped Bradford secure a 3-1 win at rock bottom Southend in League Two.
The Bantams are now unbeaten in seven games following the appointment of Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars as joint interim managers.
In-form City went in front after 23 minutes at Roots Hall with Evans firing home after Callum Cooke had been denied by Southend goalkeeper Mark Oxley.
The Shrimpers equalised eight minutes later with defender Elvis Bwomono battling his way through before netting with a low shot which hit the back of the net via the inside of the left post.
The goal was Bwomono's first since February 2020 but he came close to netting another just before the break as he fired wide of the right post from close range.
After the break, Danny Rowe had two spectacular long-range efforts impressively saved by Oxley before he collected Cooke's pass to stroke home from 12 yards.
And Evans made sure of the win with a fine finish following another through ball from Cooke.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 48WhiteSubstituted forTaylorat 78'minutes
- 6CordnerBooked at 37mins
- 24DemetriouSubstituted forAcquahat 83'minutes
- 16ClarkeSubstituted forBurrellat 84'minutes
- 8CookeSubstituted forStevensat 77'minutes
- 17EvansSubstituted forScalesat 90+2'minutes
- 28RoweSubstituted forDonaldsonat 85'minutes
- Trevor Kettle
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Southend United 1, Bradford City 3.
Substitution, Bradford City. Kian Scales replaces Gareth Evans.
Ashley Nathaniel-George (Southend United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Rumarn Burrell (Bradford City).
Substitution, Bradford City. Clayton Donaldson replaces Danny Rowe.
Substitution, Bradford City. Rumarn Burrell replaces Billy Clarke.
Offside, Bradford City. Gareth Evans tries a through ball, but Billy Clarke is caught offside.
Substitution, Southend United. Emile Acquah replaces Jason Demetriou.
Offside, Southend United. Shaun Hobson tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.
Tyler Cordner (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Billy Clarke (Bradford City).
Substitution, Southend United. Richard Taylor replaces John White.
Substitution, Bradford City. Jordan Stevens replaces Callum Cooke.
Offside, Southend United. Mark Oxley tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.
Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Finn Cousin-Dawson.
Goal! Southend United 1, Bradford City 3. Gareth Evans (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Callum Cooke.
Attempt blocked. Reeco Hackett-Fairchild (Southend United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Hand ball by Paudie O'Connor (Bradford City).
Offside, Bradford City. Elliot Watt tries a through ball, but Callum Cooke is caught offside.
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