A Danny Mills strike was enough to give Tamworth victory over 10-man Braintree and help them leapfrog their opponents.

Mills fired home from the edge of the penalty area after picking up Paul Green's pass.

Andrew Yiadom and Chibuzor Chilaka both missed chances as Braintree looked for an equaliser.

The away side's evening was made worse just before the final whistle when Kenny Davis was sent off for a foul on Liam McDonald.

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Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"Adam (Bailey-Dennis) has got in a tackle, I think the fellow left a foot in, caught him on the back of the head.

"He's lying on the floor and their 23 (Iyseden Christie) has come over 20 yards with his fist in his face.

"Kenny Davis has then run over and pulled his arm away, that was it. So why has 23 got booked and Kenny Davis has got sent off? It's ridiculous."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 01 Hedge
  • 02 Tait
  • 03 Habergham
  • 04 Courtney
  • 05 Francis
  • 16 Green (McDonald - 68' )
  • 24 Kanyuka
  • 11 Thomas
  • 14 Patterson (Christie - 81' Booked )
  • 32 Farah Booked (St Aimie - 56' )
  • 09 Mills

Substitutes

  • 10 St Aimie
  • 12 McDonald
  • 19 Barrow
  • 22 Sharif
  • 23 Christie

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis Booked
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 24 Wells
  • 06 Reason (Johnson - 82' )
  • 07 Symons (Quinton - 84' )
  • 08 Davis Dismissed
  • 17 Yiadom
  • 02 Peters (Stevens - 77' )
  • 10 Wright
  • 19 Chilaka

Substitutes

  • 22 Jones
  • 21 Stevens
  • 15 Quinton
  • 18 Johnson
  • 09 Marks
Ref: Johnson
Att: 742

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

3 4

Corners

2 2

Fouls

9 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:33 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +4:29

Unfair challenge on Matt Johnson by Danny Thomas results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Matt Johnson.

90:00 +2:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Iyseden Christie by Brad Quinton. Richard Tait takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:56

Francino Francis challenges Ben Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Brad Quinton.

90:00 +0:03

Kieron St Aimie takes the direct free kick.

90:00 +0:03 Booking

Booking Adam Bailey-Dennis is shown a yellow card.

89:25 Dismissal

Dismissal Kenny Davis is shown a red card.

89:14 Booking

Booking The referee shows Iyseden Christie a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

87:53

Foul by Adam Bailey-Dennis on Liam McDonald, free kick awarded.

86:40

A cross is delivered by Danny Mills, Dean Wells makes a clearance.

84:19

Brad Quinton takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

82:53

Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

82:53 Substitution

Substitution Brad Quinton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nicky Symons.

82:53

Andrew Yiadom is penalised for a handball.

80:18

Free kick taken by Samuel Habergham.

80:18 Substitution

Substitution Matt Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jai Reason.

80:18 Substitution

Substitution Iyseden Christie is brought on as a substitute for Kyle Patterson.

80:18

David Stevens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Patterson.

76:29 Substitution

Substitution David Stevens on for Ryan Peters.

74:41

Ben Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Kanyuka. Richard Tait restarts play with the free kick.

73:27

The official flags Chibuzor Chilaka offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

70:50

Francino Francis concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Davis. Jai Reason takes the direct free kick.

69:09

Kenny Davis fouled by Kyle Patterson, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Wells takes the free kick.

67:58 Substitution

Substitution Liam McDonald replaces Paul Green.

65:33

Chibuzor Chilaka has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

64:15

Effort from deep inside the area by Andrew Yiadom misses to the right of the goal.

63:05

The assistant referee signals for offside against Chibuzor Chilaka. Indirect free kick taken by Jonathan Hedge.

61:44

Danny Mills produces a cross, Headed effort from close range by Kieron St Aimie goes wide left of the target.

60:51

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kieron St Aimie. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

59:45

The ball is delivered by Richard Tait.

57:36

Paul Green challenges Adam Bailey-Dennis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ben Wright, save by Jonathan Hedge.

55:53

Assist on the goal came from Paul Green.

55:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Danny Mills - Tamworth 1 - 0 Braintree A goal is scored by Danny Mills from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tamworth 1-0 Braintree Town.

55:06 Substitution

Substitution Kieron St Aimie replaces Ibrahim Farah.

54:50

Richard Tait crosses the ball.

52:58

Andrew Yiadom produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the goal.

47:24

The ball is swung over by Richard Tait.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

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

45:00 +0:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Yiadom by Paul Green. Ben Wright crosses the ball in from the free kick, save made by Jonathan Hedge.

44:38

Corner taken by Chibuzor Chilaka.

44:16

Andrew Yiadom takes a shot. Save made by Jonathan Hedge.

42:05

Andrew Yiadom fouled by Paul Green, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

41:59

The ball is crossed by Danny Mills, clearance made by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

39:07

The ball is delivered by Samuel Habergham, Close range header by Danny Mills goes wide of the left-hand post.

37:48

The ball is delivered by Samuel Habergham, clearance by Dean Wells.

37:28

Nicky Symons challenges Francino Francis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Green takes the free kick.

33:56

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Thomas from the right by-line, Duane Courtney takes a shot. Nathan McDonald makes a save.

32:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Thomas by Andrew Yiadom. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Paul Green from left channel, Adam Bailey-Dennis makes a clearance.

30:54

The referee blows for offside. Jonathan Hedge takes the indirect free kick.

30:36

Danny Mills is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

28:14

Jai Reason takes a shot. Save by Jonathan Hedge.

25:57

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Thomas, The ball is swung over by Ibrahim Farah, clearance made by Ryan Peters.

25:36

Danny Thomas produces a cross, Nicky Symons makes a clearance.

23:47

Ben Wright takes a inswinging corner.

20:49 Booking

Booking Ibrahim Farah is booked.

18:39

The ball is sent over by Ibrahim Farah.

18:01

Unfair challenge on Danny Thomas by Pat O'Connor results in a free kick. Danny Thomas takes the direct free kick.

13:25

Foul by Ibrahim Farah on Andrew Yiadom, free kick awarded. Adam Bailey-Dennis takes the direct free kick.

12:25

Andrew Yiadom delivers the ball.

10:48

Shot by Danny Mills from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

8:39

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Ibrahim Farah goes wide of the right-hand upright.

8:18

The ball is sent over by Samuel Habergham, Jai Reason manages to make a clearance.

4:27

Centre by Danny Thomas, save by Nathan McDonald.

2:21

Kenny Davis fouled by Paul Green, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

0:35

Danny Thomas takes a shot. Save by Nathan McDonald.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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