March 29, 2013
Hanson completes Bantams fightback
Striker James Hanson crowned a stirring second-half fight back with an 84th minute equaliser to earn Bradford a point in Phil Brown's first match as Southend manager.
The Shrimpers shook Bradford with two goals in two minutes early in the game. Gavin Tomlin put them in front after ten minutes, tapping the ball into the empty net after Bilel Mohsni's shot rebounded off the post into his path and Britt Assombalonga added a second a minute later, converting a right-wing cross from Sean Clohessy.
Bradford almost pulled a goal back three minutes after that double blow, when Kyel Reid's free kick rebounded off the crossbar to Hanson, but his header was cleared off the line by Luke Prosser.
Winger Zavon Hines began Bradford's comeback in the 53rd minute when he fired home a cross from left-back James Meredith and Hanson scored the equaliser with a far-post header from substitute Nahki Wells' cross six minutes from the end.
|Bradford City||Southend United|
|1 Jon McLaughlan||1 Paul Smith|
|23 Rory McArdle||29 Tamika Mkandawire|
|3 James Meredith||16 Luke Prosser|
|2 Stephen Darby||2 Sean Clohessy|
|5 Andrew Davies||3 Anthony Straker|
|4 Richard Ravenhill||6 Ryan Cresswell|
|18 Gary Jones||27 Ben Reeves|
|11 Garry Thompson||28 Bilel Mohsni|
|7 Kyel Reid||14 Kevan Hurst|
|20 Zavon Hines||21 Gavin Tomlin|
|9 James Hanson||20 Britt Assombalonga|
|12 Matt Duke||Daniel Bentley 17|
|22 Michael Nelson||Michael Spillane 4|
|16 Carl McHugh||Ryan Leonard 18|
|24 Nathan Doyle||Marc Laird 26|
|14 Will Atkinson||Matthew Lund 12|
|17 Alan Connell||Freddy Eastwood 7|
|21 Nahki Wells||Barry Corr 10|
|Alan Connell for Zavon Hines (73)||Matthew Lund for Ben Reeves (46)|
|Will Atkinson for Richard Ravenhill (73)||Freddy Eastwood for Bilel Mohsni (87)|
|Nahki Wells for Stephen Darby (81)||Barry Corr for Britt Assombalonga (90)|
|Kyel Reid (90)||Bilel Mohsni (13)|
|Gavin Tomlin (30)|
|Britt Assombalonga (65)|
|· Squads: Bradford City | Southend United|