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Southend United 3-0 Bradford City

Will Atkinson bagged his first two goals of the season to inspire Southend to a 3-0 win against his former side Bradford.

Atkinson, without a goal since February, fired the Shrimpers in front before doubling his tally in the second half to help Phil Brown's side make it six League One games without defeat.

The midfielder's first goal came in the 14th minute when he collected a fine through ball from Simon Cox before sending a calm right-footed shot into the bottom right-hand corner of the net.

High-flying Bradford came close to equalising when James Hanson headed Mark Marshall's free-kick against the crossbar before visiting goalkeeper Colin Doyle twice denied Southend midfielder Anthony Wordsworth in the lead up to half-time.

But the Shrimpers, who have not lost at home since August, finally doubled their lead in the 72nd minute when Atkinson drilled an excellent low shot into the bottom left-hand corner.

The hosts sealed their win four minutes from time when Romain Vincelot diverted Marc-Antoine Fortune's right-wing cross into his own net.

Report supplied by Press Association.

Line-ups

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 5Thompson
  • 35Ferdinand
  • 3CokerSubstituted forTimlinat 35'minutes
  • 11McLaughlinSubstituted forO'Neillat 90'minutes
  • 18Leonard
  • 4Wordsworth
  • 12Atkinson
  • 10CoxSubstituted forFortunéat 70'minutes
  • 50Ranger

Substitutes

  • 7O'Neill
  • 8Timlin
  • 14Fortuné
  • 15Sokolik
  • 16King
  • 17McGlashan
  • 22Smith

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 2DarbySubstituted forMoraisat 79'minutes
  • 6Vincelot
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 3Meredith
  • 7Marshall
  • 14Cullen
  • 8Dieng
  • 4Law
  • 9Hanson
  • 11Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forMcNultyat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sattelmaier
  • 18McNulty
  • 19Vuckic
  • 20Morais
  • 23McArdle
  • 24Devine
  • 26Kilgallon
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,005

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthendAway TeamBradford
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home16
Away12
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Southend United 3, Bradford City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southend United 3, Bradford City 0.

Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Bradford City) left footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Attempt saved. Marc McNulty (Bradford City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Nicky Law (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Luke O'Neill replaces Stephen McLaughlin.

Anton Ferdinand (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Hanson (Bradford City).

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Own Goal by Romain Vincelot, Bradford City. Southend United 3, Bradford City 0.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Stephen McLaughlin.

Michael Timlin (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Timothee Dieng (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Filipe Morais replaces Stephen Darby.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

Attempt missed. James Hanson (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Mark Marshall (Bradford City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Attempt missed. Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Timothee Dieng.

Attempt blocked. Will Atkinson (Southend United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Southend United 2, Bradford City 0. Will Atkinson (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adam Thompson following a set piece situation.

Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Cullen (Bradford City).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Marc-Antoine Fortuné replaces Simon Cox.

Attempt missed. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Attempt missed. Marc McNulty (Bradford City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Anthony Wordsworth.

Foul by Anthony Wordsworth (Southend United).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Ryan Leonard.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Marc McNulty (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Marc McNulty replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by Michael Timlin.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nicky Law.

Foul by Simon Cox (Southend United).

Josh Cullen (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Mark Oxley (Southend United) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Scunthorpe18124238162240
2Sheff Utd17104332201234
3Bolton18104422121034
4Bradford188822617932
5Peterborough188552819929
6Wimbledon187652822627
7Rochdale188372322127
8Bristol Rovers187652627-127
9Southend187562526-126
10Fleetwood187472624225
11Port Vale187472227-525
12Northampton186662826224
13Millwall177372929024
14Charlton175842017323
15Gillingham186572631-523
16Oxford Utd186482223-122
17Walsall175752224-222
18Bury1862102634-820
19Coventry184771622-619
20Swindon185491927-819
21MK Dons184682126-518
22Oldham18378919-1016
23Shrewsbury1835101931-1214
24Chesterfield1833121830-1212
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