Phil Brown was denied a winning start as Southend boss as Bradford came from two goals down to snatch a point.

Gavin Tomlin put the Shrimpers ahead, tapping home after Bilel Mohsni's shot struck a post, and Britt Assombalonga added a second two minutes later.

Bradford's Kyel Reid hit the bar with a free-kick and James Hanson's follow-up header was cleared off the line.

Zavon Hines' shot reduced the deficit after the break and Hanson headed in a Nahki Wells cross to level things up.

His late goal was a body blow to Brown's chances of conjuring a run to the play-offs for his new side, with a point leaving Southend ninth in the table and seven points adrift of Exeter in seventh place - with Bradford 11th, a point further back.

Match Stats

Shots

13 10

On target

7 6

Corners

7 2

Fouls

6 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:21 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +2:49

Will Atkinson takes a shot. Paul Smith makes a save. Corner taken by Kyel Reid from the right by-line played to the near post. Unfair challenge on Paul Smith by Rory McArdle results in a free kick. Paul Smith takes the free kick.

89:58

Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith.

89:58 Substitution

Substitution Barry Corr replaces Britt Assombalonga.

89:58 Booking

Booking The referee shows Kyel Reid a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

89:31

Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith.

86:00 Substitution

Substitution Bilel Mohsni leaves the field to be replaced by Freddy Eastwood.

82:41

The assist for the goal came from Nahki Wells.

82:41 Goal scored

Goal! - James Hanson - Bradford 2 - 2 Southend James Hanson grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Bradford 2-2 Southend.

81:41

The referee penalises Kyel Reid for handball. Free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.

79:55

Jon McLaughlin takes the indirect free kick.

79:55 Substitution

Substitution Nahki Wells replaces Stephen Darby.

79:55

The referee blows for offside.

78:34

Alan Connell takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.

75:44

Tamika Mkandawire has an effort at goal from the edge of the box hitting the post.

73:09

Britt Assombalonga challenges Stephen Darby unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

71:39 Substitution

Substitution Ricky Ravenhill goes off and Will Atkinson comes on.

71:39 Substitution

Substitution Alan Connell comes on in place of Zavon Hines.

71:39

Sean Clohessy delivers the ball, Matthew Lund produces a overhead kick right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

69:49

Unfair challenge on Bilel Mohsni by James Hanson results in a free kick. Sean Clohessy restarts play with the free kick.

69:26

Matthew Lund takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

68:58

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

68:15

Matthew Lund has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

66:46

Garry Thompson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

64:34

Shot on goal comes in from Gary Jones from the free kick.

64:34 Booking

Booking Britt Assombalonga goes into the book.

64:18

Britt Assombalonga challenges Kyel Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick.

63:50

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line, clearance made by Bilel Mohsni.

61:28

The offside flag is raised against Britt Assombalonga. Direct free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

60:28

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill on Bilel Mohsni, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith.

59:15

Corner taken by Kyel Reid from the right by-line played to the near post, Andrew Davies produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

54:41

Gavin Tomlin takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.

54:11

Gary Jones takes a short corner.

53:32

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst from the left by-line, save by Jon McLaughlin.

52:27

James Meredith provided the assist for the goal.

52:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Zavon Hines - Bradford 1 - 2 Southend Zavon Hines finds the net with a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bradford 1-2 Southend.

51:55

The referee penalises Zavon Hines for handball. Anthony Straker takes the free kick.

50:36

The referee blows for offside. Paul Smith takes the free kick.

49:07

Corner taken right-footed by Kevan Hurst, clearance by Rory McArdle.

47:03

The ball is swung over by Kyel Reid, Paul Smith makes a save.

46:21

Kyel Reid crosses the ball, save by Paul Smith.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Lund is brought on as a substitute for Ben Reeves.

45:00 +1:59 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

40:37

Corner taken by Kyel Reid from the right by-line played to the near post, Paul Smith makes a save.

34:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Gavin Tomlin. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

34:20

Shot from 25 yards by Britt Assombalonga. Save by Jon McLaughlin.

33:37

Garry Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bilel Mohsni. Ryan Cresswell takes the direct free kick.

32:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bilel Mohsni by James Hanson. Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith. Free kick awarded for a foul by Britt Assombalonga on Rory McArdle. Free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

29:54

Jon McLaughlin takes the direct free kick.

29:54 Booking

Booking Gavin Tomlin booked.

29:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gavin Tomlin on James Meredith.

25:56

Corner taken by Kyel Reid.

24:51

Zavon Hines produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

22:41

The referee blows for offside. Jon McLaughlin restarts play with the free kick.

20:33

Effort from long distance by Zavon Hines goes wide right of the target.

13:54

Corner taken by Gary Jones from the left by-line played to the near post, save made by Paul Smith.

12:34

Kyel Reid has an effort direct from the free kick, James Hanson takes a shot. Clearance by Sean Clohessy.

12:34 Booking

Booking Booking for Bilel Mohsni.

12:28

Bilel Mohsni concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hanson.

10:44

The assist for the goal came from Sean Clohessy.

10:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Bradford 0 - 2 Southend Britt Assombalonga finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Bradford 0-2 Southend.

9:07

Assist on the goal came from Bilel Mohsni.

9:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Gavin Tomlin - Bradford 0 - 1 Southend Goal scored by Gavin Tomlin from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 0-1 Southend.

8:54

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Bilel Mohsni strikes the post.

8:44

Foul by Ricky Ravenhill on Gavin Tomlin, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kevan Hurst.

6:33

Gary Jones has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Save made by Paul Smith.

5:44

Unfair challenge on Kyel Reid by Bilel Mohsni results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jon McLaughlin.

2:41

Zavon Hines fouled by Anthony Straker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rory McArdle.

2:22

Garry Thompson is caught offside. Paul Smith takes the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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