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Bradford City 0-2 Southend United

Two goals in six second-half minutes earned Southend victory at Bradford.

It was their third win in eight days and ended Bradford's four-match unbeaten run.

The Bantams, who lost striker Kai Bruenker to injury in the 14th minute, came closest to scoring in a scrappy first half when goalkeeper Mark Oxley dived full-length to turn away Callum Guy's 20-yard shot.

They also came close to breaking the deadlock in the 56th minute only to be denied by Oxley, who made two superb goalline saves after a free-kick from Tony McMahon caused problems for the visitors' defence.

First, he stopped a close-range header from Timothee Dieng and then blocked substitute Dominic Poleon's shot when the ball rebounded into the striker's path.

Southend went in front in the 72nd minute after home goalkeeper Colin Doyle made his first serious save of the match, diving to turn Sam Mantom's shot away for a corner.

Bradford did not properly clear the danger and, when Stephen McLaughlin returned the ball into the goalmouth, skipper John White headed the visitors into the lead.

Southend went further ahead in the 78th minute following a swift breakaway after a Bradford attack broke down.

Dru Yearwood raced to the edge of the home penalty area before playing the ball out to Marc-Antoine Fortune on the left and his right-foot shot hit defender Nat Knight-Percival before looping into the far corner of the net.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Bradford

  • 1Doyle
  • 29McMahon
  • 22Knight-Percival
  • 5Kilgallon
  • 15Warnock
  • 17Gilliead
  • 18Guy
  • 8DiengSubstituted forMcCartanat 83'minutes
  • 30Lund
  • 21BrunkerSubstituted forPoleonat 15'minutesSubstituted forLawat 74'minutes
  • 9Wyke

Substitutes

  • 3Chicksen
  • 6Vincelot
  • 7Law
  • 11Poleon
  • 14McCartan
  • 23Raeder
  • 34Patrick

Southend

  • 1Oxley
  • 24Demetriou
  • 48White
  • 27Kyprianou
  • 42Bwomono
  • 16Yearwood
  • 18Mantom
  • 11McLaughlin
  • 10CoxSubstituted forGardat 90+3'minutes
  • 9FortunéSubstituted forLadapoat 87'minutes
  • 31RobinsonSubstituted forKightlyat 65'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Kightly
  • 13Bishop
  • 17McGlashan
  • 19Ladapo
  • 21Harrison
  • 30Mitchell-Nelson
  • 43Gard
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
19,960

Match Stats

Home TeamBradfordAway TeamSouthend
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Bradford City 0, Southend United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bradford City 0, Southend United 2.

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

Foul by Elvis Bwomono (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Shay McCartan (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Lewis Gard replaces Simon Cox.

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

Foul by Michael Kightly (Southend United).

Attempt missed. Simon Cox (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Freddie Ladapo replaces Marc-Antoine Fortuné because of an injury.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Tony McMahon.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wyke (Bradford City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Shay McCartan replaces Timothee Dieng.

Corner, Bradford City. Conceded by John White.

Attempt missed. Callum Guy (Bradford City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Southend United 2. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Dru Yearwood.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Dru Yearwood (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bradford City. Nicky Law replaces Dominic Poleon.

Goal!

Goal! Bradford City 0, Southend United 1. John White (Southend United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen McLaughlin.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Colin Doyle.

Attempt saved. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jason Demetriou (Southend United).

Attempt saved. Jason Demetriou (Southend United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Nathaniel Knight-Percival (Bradford City).

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John White (Southend United).

Substitution

Substitution, Southend United. Michael Kightly replaces Theo Robinson.

Attempt missed. Sam Mantom (Southend United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Charlie Wyke.

Corner, Southend United. Conceded by Nathaniel Knight-Percival.

Attempt saved. Dominic Poleon (Bradford City) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Timothee Dieng (Bradford City) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Matthew Lund (Bradford City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Southend United).

Foul by Tony McMahon (Bradford City).

Elvis Bwomono (Southend United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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