Bantams down Shrimpers
Bradford eased their relegation worries with a deserved 2-0 win over play-off hopefuls Southend - who ended the match with nine men.
They went in front after 38 minutes when skipper Michael Flynn picked out leading scorer James Hanson at the far post and the striker scored with a downward header for his 13th goal of the season. The Bantams added a second in the 53rd minute after Flynn intercepted a misplaced pass and put Nahki Wells through on goal. However, the Bermudian international was tripped by Sean Clohessy, who was sent off, and Craig Fagan scored from the spot. Southend were reduced to nine men in the 69th minute when Elliot Benyon was sent off just 10 minutes after coming on as substitute when he appeared to kick out at Bradford left-back Rob Kozluk. .