Brad Quinton grabbed a late equaliser as Braintree Town battled back from 2-0 down to deny 10-man Blue Square Bet Premier newcomers Hyde.

Scott Spencer fired in the away side's opener and added a second from the penalty spot after a Ryan Peters foul.

But the hosts hit back after Hyde had Andy Pearson sent off for violent conduct during the half-time interval.

Kaine Sheppard's header made it 2-1 and Quinton volleyed in the leveller with one second of normal time left.

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Braintree manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

Devonshire looks for new striker

"Well, we're a point better off than last year when we played Darlington and lost 1-0.

"We didn't play well, we know that, but after being 2-0 down, I'll take a point.

"You've got to be patient and if a goal comes in the 89th, 90th minute, that's something we had against us last year.

"We got a point and we move on."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Braintree Town

  • 22 Naisbitt
  • 02 Peters
  • 03 Habergham Booked
  • 05 Paine
  • 19 Wells
  • 07 Symons (Quinton - 73' )
  • 08 Davis
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 18 McNish (Sheppard - 46' )
  • 09 Marks
  • 10 Dawkin (Mulley - 66' )

Substitutes

  • 01 McDonald
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis
  • 14 Sheppard
  • 06 Quinton
  • 17 Mulley

Hyde

  • 01 Carnell
  • 02 Brizell
  • 03 Griffin
  • 04 Pearson Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 05 Ashworth
  • 06 Brown
  • 07 Poole (Cox - 21' Booked )
  • 08 Byrne
  • 13 Moses
  • 09 Spencer (Douglas-Pringle - 75' )
  • 10 Jevons (Williams - 46' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Frith
  • 15 Williams
  • 16 Lomax
  • 11 Cox
  • 14 Douglas-Pringle
Ref: Knowles
Att: 598

Match Stats

Shots

5 6

On target

3 2

Corners

11 0

Fouls

12 10

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:21 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:34

Corner taken by Daniel Sparkes.

90:00 +2:16

Corner taken by Daniel Sparkes from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Daniel Douglas-Pringle.

89:59

The assist for the goal came from Daniel Sparkes.

89:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Brad Quinton - Braintree 2 - 2 Hyde Goal scored by Brad Quinton from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 2-2 Hyde.

89:48

Corner taken by Daniel Sparkes from the right by-line played to the near post,

89:37

The ball is sent over by James Mulley, clearance made by Robert Williams.

88:22

Sam Habergham sends in a cross, save made by David Carnell.

87:41

Sam Habergham delivers the ball, Luke Ashworth gets a block in.

87:12

The ball is sent over by Brad Quinton, Robert Williams manages to make a clearance.

86:36

Ryan Peters produces a cross, Stefan Cox gets a block in.

81:18

The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Douglas-Pringle. Matthew Paine takes the free kick.

79:59

David Carnell fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick. David Carnell takes the direct free kick.

78:18

Sean Marks takes a shot. Save by David Carnell.

77:57

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Peters.

77:12

The ball is sent over by Daniel Sparkes, Luke Ashworth fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Carnell.

74:56 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Douglas-Pringle joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Spencer.

73:49

Inswinging corner taken by Brad Quinton from the right by-line.

73:17

Short corner worked by Daniel Sparkes, clearance by Alex Brown.

73:04

Centre by Daniel Sparkes, clearance by Robert Williams.

71:50

Free kick taken by Josh Brizell.

71:50 Substitution

Substitution Brad Quinton replaces Nicky Symons.

71:50

Robert Williams fouled by Kaine Sheppard, the ref awards a free kick.

70:56

The ball is swung over by Adam Griffin.

70:02

Matthew Paine concedes a free kick for a foul on Stefan Cox. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Adam Griffin, Ryan Peters makes a clearance.

69:34

Daniel Sparkes produces a cross, Josh Brizell gets a block in.

68:15

Corner taken by Daniel Sparkes from the left by-line to the near post, Robert Williams manages to make a clearance.

67:52

Kaine Sheppard takes a shot. Blocked by Tunji Moses.

67:23

The ball is crossed by Sam Habergham, clearance by Alex Brown.

65:46

David Carnell takes the indirect free kick.

65:46 Substitution

Substitution Josh Dawkin goes off and James Mulley comes on.

65:46

Kaine Sheppard is ruled offside.

61:59

Josh Dawkin delivers the ball.

60:06

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Dawkin.

59:46

The ball is swung over by Daniel Sparkes.

59:21

Scott Spencer challenges Matthew Paine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Paine takes the free kick.

58:47

Shot from long distance by Kenny Davis misses to the right of the goal.

56:02

The offside flag is raised against Scott Spencer. Dean Wells takes the free kick.

55:38

Josh Dawkin crosses the ball, save by David Carnell.

54:50

Stefan Cox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Symons. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

53:40

The ball is delivered by Daniel Sparkes.

51:57

The ball is delivered by Sam Habergham, save by David Carnell.

49:11

Inswinging corner taken by Daniel Sparkes from the right by-line played to the near post, Robert Williams makes a clearance.

46:41

Dean Wells provided the assist for the goal.

46:41 Goal scored

Goal! - Kaine Sheppard - Braintree 1 - 2 Hyde Kaine Sheppard finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Braintree Town 1-2 Hyde.

45:56

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Daniel Sparkes played to the near post, clearance made by David Carnell.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Kaine Sheppard comes on in place of Callum McNish.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Robert Williams comes on in place of Phil Jevons.

45:01 Dismissal

Dismissal Andy Pearson is sent off by the referee.

45:00 +3:14 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +2:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum McNish on Stefan Cox. Free kick crossed left-footed by Adam Griffin from left channel, Kenny Davis makes a clearance.

45:00 +0:32

Luke Ashworth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Dawkin. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Daniel Sparkes from left channel, clearance by Luke Ashworth.

44:19

Sam Habergham produces a cross, clearance by Adam Griffin.

42:42

Daniel Sparkes is caught offside. David Carnell takes the indirect free kick.

42:04

Josh Dawkin sends in a cross, David Carnell makes a save.

41:35

The ball is delivered by Josh Dawkin, clearance made by Luke Ashworth.

40:32

Unfair challenge on Josh Dawkin by Luke Ashworth results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kenny Davis.

39:17

Callum McNish challenges Alex Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Ashworth takes the direct free kick.

35:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Spencer - Braintree 0 - 2 Hyde Penalty taken right-footed by Scott Spencer and scored. Braintree Town 0-2 Hyde.

34:41

Ryan Peters concedes a Penalty for a foul on Scott Spencer.

33:10

Free kick crossed right-footed by Josh Dawkin from left channel.

33:10 Booking

Booking Andy Pearson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

32:59

Andy Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Marks.

29:50

Foul by Sean Marks on Tunji Moses, free kick awarded. Luke Ashworth takes the direct free kick.

29:27

Scott Spencer gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine. Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

27:46

Daniel Sparkes takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Alex Brown.

27:22

A cross is delivered by Callum McNish, Luke Ashworth manages to make a clearance.

26:34

Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

26:34 Booking

Booking Booking for Stefan Cox for unsporting behaviour.

26:20

Stefan Cox challenges Sam Habergham unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:35

Adam Griffin produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

23:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine by Scott Spencer. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

22:24

Assist on the goal came from Phil Jevons.

22:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Scott Spencer - Braintree 0 - 1 Hyde Scott Spencer scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 0-1 Hyde.

21:21

Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Phil Jevons.

21:21 Booking

Booking Booking for Sam Habergham.

21:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Habergham on Stefan Cox.

20:20 Substitution

Substitution Stefan Cox is brought on as a substitute for David Poole.

19:57

Scott Spencer has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

18:52

Corner taken by Daniel Sparkes, David Carnell makes a save.

18:08

Callum McNish sends in a cross. The ball is crossed by Sam Habergham, Andy Pearson makes a clearance.

15:59

The official flags Sean Marks offside. Indirect free kick taken by David Carnell.

15:06

Scott Spencer is penalised for a handball. Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

10:35

Callum Byrne takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

9:26

Unfair challenge on Andy Pearson by Sean Marks results in a free kick. David Carnell restarts play with the free kick.

8:39

The ball is crossed by Daniel Sparkes. Adam Griffin fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Griffin takes the free kick.

8:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Callum Byrne on Kenny Davis. Direct free kick taken by Kenny Davis.

6:13

Handball by Sean Marks. Free kick taken by Luke Ashworth.

4:13

Effort on goal by Adam Griffin from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

1:50

Andy Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sparkes. Sam Habergham takes the free kick.

1:04

Callum Byrne fouled by Daniel Sparkes, the ref awards a free kick. Alex Brown takes the direct free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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