AFC Telford pulled further away from the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone with victory over Braintree.

A Kyle Perry strike that was easily saved by Braintree's Nathan McDonald was the only real first-half chance.

The hosts took the lead after the break when Ryan Brooke headed home Sean Newton's delivery at the near post.

Braintree's Kenny Davis, Aswad Thomas and Brendan Kiernan all had efforts which flew over the bar as the Bucks held on for a priceless three points.

The win leaves Telford three points and two places above the relegation places.

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (5)

AFC Telford United

  • 01 Young
  • 03 Newton
  • 06 Killock
  • 18 Blackburn Booked
  • 23 Valentine Booked
  • 15 Rooney Booked (Davies - 82' )
  • 27 Smith
  • 09 Perry (Brooke - 69' )
  • 22 Brown (Cain - 58' )
  • 25 Sharp
  • 29 Jones

Substitutes

  • 32 Robinson
  • 16 Preston
  • 20 Davies
  • 28 Cain
  • 21 Brooke

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Thomas Booked
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis
  • 05 Paine
  • 16 O'Connor (Pooley - 77' )
  • 24 Wells
  • 06 Reason
  • 08 Davis
  • 26 Kiernan (Quinton - 70' )
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks Booked

Substitutes

  • 22 Jones
  • 07 Symons
  • 15 Quinton
  • 11 Guy
  • 25 Pooley
Ref: Wigglesworth
Att: 1,776

Match Stats

Shots

6 8

On target

5 4

Corners

4 6

Fouls

17 10

Live Text Commentary

94:20 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +3:51

Dean Wells fouled by Ryan Brooke, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Wells.

90:00 +0:24

Ryan Peters challenges Richard Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sean Newton.

87:06

Corner from left by-line taken by Jai Reason.

81:49 Substitution

Substitution Richard Davies joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nathan Rooney.

81:21

Effort on goal by Kenny Davis from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

81:08

Centre by Matthew Paine.

79:00

Outswinging corner taken by Jai Reason from the right by-line, free kick awarded for a foul by Brad Quinton on Ryan Young. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

75:52 Substitution

Substitution Matthew Pooley on for Pat O'Connor.

75:52

Unfair challenge on Sean Marks by Sean Newton results in a free kick. Brad Quinton restarts play with the free kick.

74:41

Assist on the goal came from Sean Newton.

74:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Brooke - AFC Telf'd 1 - 0 Braintree Ryan Brooke scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. AFC Telford 1-0 Braintree Town.

74:38

The ball is delivered by Sean Newton,

71:49

Aswad Thomas fouled by Chris Sharp, the ref awards a free kick. Nathan McDonald takes the direct free kick.

68:45 Substitution

Substitution Brad Quinton comes on in place of Brendan Kiernan.

68:45 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Brooke on for Kyle Perry.

68:15

Effort on goal by Aswad Thomas from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

66:33

Brendan Kiernan takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young. Corner taken by Jai Reason from the left by-line, Sean Marks concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Blackburn. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

65:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Newton by Sean Marks. Sean Newton takes the free kick.

64:07

Steve Jones takes a shot. Nathan McDonald makes a save.

62:30

Handball by Pat O'Connor. Jay Smith restarts play with the free kick.

60:25

Brendan Kiernan takes a shot. Save by Ryan Young.

58:47

Corner taken by Nathan Rooney from the left by-line, clearance made by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

57:05 Substitution

Substitution Ashley Cain replaces Jonathan Brown.

55:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Jones by Pat O'Connor. Sean Newton fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

54:58

The ball is swung over by Pat O'Connor.

54:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine by Jay Smith. Matthew Paine restarts play with the free kick.

52:53 Booking

Booking The referee shows Aswad Thomas a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

52:27

Aswad Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Sharp. Jay Smith takes the direct free kick.

51:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Steve Jones. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

46:17

Chris Sharp gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Bailey-Dennis. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

45:51

Pat O'Connor takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:25 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

45:00 +0:21

Corner taken by Nathan Rooney, clearance by Matthew Paine.

44:04

Chris Blackburn concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Marks. Jai Reason restarts play with the free kick.

42:37

Corner taken right-footed by Jai Reason from the left by-line, Ryan Young fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

41:00

Ryan Valentine challenges Jai Reason unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jai Reason from left wing, Ryan Valentine manages to make a clearance.

39:46

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Brown, Pat O'Connor makes a clearance.

39:37

Steve Jones sends in a cross, clearance made by Aswad Thomas.

38:53

Jai Reason delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

38:53 Booking

Booking Booking for Ryan Valentine for unsporting behaviour.

38:21

Unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Ryan Valentine results in a free kick.

36:05

Unfair challenge on Jai Reason by Jonathan Brown results in a free kick. Aswad Thomas takes the direct free kick.

34:12

Unfair challenge on Nathan Rooney by Matthew Paine results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Nathan Rooney, save made by Nathan McDonald.

33:13

The ball is delivered by Sean Newton, save by Nathan McDonald.

31:06

Effort on goal by Jai Reason from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

28:20

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Nathan Rooney. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Nathan Rooney, Unfair challenge on Adam Bailey-Dennis by Kyle Perry results in a free kick. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

25:53 Booking

Booking Booking for Nathan Rooney for unsporting behaviour.

25:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Rooney on Aswad Thomas. Free kick taken by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

24:26

Unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Kyle Perry results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

22:23

Aswad Thomas takes a shot.

22:00

Steve Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pat O'Connor. Direct free kick taken by Jai Reason.

20:18

Chris Sharp takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Bailey-Dennis. Kyle Perry takes a shot. Ryan Young makes a save. Nathan Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pat O'Connor. Jai Reason restarts play with the free kick.

18:15

Centre by Jonathan Brown, save by Nathan McDonald.

15:34

Steve Jones challenges Matthew Paine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

12:47

Brendan Kiernan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ryan Young takes the indirect free kick.

10:21

Handball decision goes against Kyle Perry. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

9:34 Booking

Booking Sean Marks is booked.

6:48

Brendan Kiernan takes a shot. Jay Smith gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Jai Reason from the left by-line, save by Ryan Young.

6:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jai Reason, Chris Blackburn manages to make a clearance.

5:34

Unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Chris Sharp results in a free kick. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

4:20

Sean Marks challenges Shane Killock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ryan Young.

1:12

Foul by Pat O'Connor on Steve Jones, free kick awarded. Ryan Young takes the free kick.

1:12 Booking

Booking Chris Blackburn receives a caution.

0:39

Chris Blackburn gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jai Reason. Dean Wells takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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