AFC Telford secured their first win of the season with a comfortable victory over Braintree.

James Spray got on the end of Steve Leslie's cross to put the Bucks ahead before Kieron St Aimie converted another Leslie centre soon afterwards.

Kenny Davis's long-range shot flew wide for the visitors, who struggled to create a meaningful chance.

Nathan Rooney wrapped up the win from the penalty spot after Ryan Peters was penalised for handball.

The 3-0 scoreline was Telford's biggest winning margin in the Blue Square Bet Premier since they were promoted in 2011.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

AFC Telford manager Andy Sinton told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"We did really well with some of our football.

"We have two people in wide areas who know how to put the ball in, we have two centre forwards who are really hungry.

"Some of our (recently-signed) players are lacking minutes, lacking games, but we looked good and there's more to come."

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"I'll always defend my players but that's the poorest we've played since I've been at this club - we were second best in everything and they got crosses in at will.

"We just didn't compete and it's baffling.

"I kept the same side because they did so well on Tuesday - I'd love to know what was in their heads because we did not perform.

"There's been some harsh words, I've told them exactly what I thought. I'll have a chat with them all individually and then we'll move on."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

AFC Telford

  • 01 Young
  • 02 Salmon
  • 03 Valentine
  • 05 Preston
  • 22 Rose
  • 07 Rooney (Taylor - 89' )
  • 08 Trainer
  • 11 Hubbins (Brown - 59' )
  • 18 Leslie
  • 16 St Aimie Booked
  • 17 Spray (Read - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Cudworth
  • 06 Davies
  • 19 Taylor
  • 15 Read
  • 21 Brown

Braintree Town

  • 22 Naisbitt
  • 03 Habergham
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis
  • 11 Sparkes Booked
  • 19 Wells
  • 05 Paine
  • 07 Symons (Peters - 46' )
  • 08 Davis
  • 17 Mulley (Quinton - 57' )
  • 10 Dawkin (Sheppard - 58' )
  • 15 Gash

Substitutes

  • 01 McDonald
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 06 Quinton
  • 14 Sheppard
  • 02 Peters
Ref: Whiteley
Att: 1,524

Match Stats

Shots

13 3

On target

7 1

Corners

7 13

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:54 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:18

Dean Wells fouled by Kieron St Aimie, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt. Kris Taylor takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

90:00 +1:18 Booking

Booking Daniel Sparkes receives a caution.

90:00 +0:58

Unfair challenge on Ryan Peters by Steve Leslie results in a free kick. Brad Quinton takes the direct free kick. Daniel Sparkes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Brown. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Young.

90:00 +0:36

Kris Taylor takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

90:00 +0:04

Ryan Peters challenges Jonathan Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Leslie takes the free kick.

88:32 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Rooney leaves the field to be replaced by Kris Taylor.

87:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Rose on Kaine Sheppard. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Brad Quinton, Will Salmon makes a clearance.

86:25

Daniel Sparkes takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Will Salmon.

85:11

Kenny Davis has an effort direct from the free kick, Ryan Young manages to make a clearance.

85:11 Booking

Booking Booking for Kieron St Aimie for unsporting behaviour.

85:05

Foul by Kieron St Aimie on Matthew Paine, free kick awarded.

84:25

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brad Quinton from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Will Salmon.

82:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Rooney - AFC Telf'd 3 - 0 Braintree Penalty taken right-footed by Nathan Rooney and scored. AFC Telford 3-0 Braintree Town.

81:00

Corner taken by Steve Leslie from the right by-line to the near post, Ryan Peters is adjudged to have handled the ball.

80:27

Steve Leslie takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Ryan Peters.

79:42

Dean Wells challenges Jake Reid unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Leslie restarts play with the free kick.

78:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Habergham by Jake Reid. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

74:32

Centre by Daniel Sparkes, clearance by Ryan Valentine. Daniel Sparkes takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Phil Trainer makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Daniel Sparkes, save by Ryan Young.

71:05

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jake Reid misses to the left of the target.

69:47 Substitution

Substitution Jake Reid comes on in place of James Spray.

68:07

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Sparkes to the near post,

67:56

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Phil Trainer from the left by-line to the near post.

67:09

Steve Leslie sends in a cross, Dean Wells manages to make a clearance.

66:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Paine on Kieron St Aimie. Free kick taken by Ryan Valentine.

64:19

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Michael Gash misses to the left of the goal.

63:18

The assistant referee signals for offside against James Spray. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

62:30

Jordan Rose challenges Michael Gash unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brad Quinton crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save made by Ryan Young.

61:47

Effort on goal by Kieron St Aimie from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

58:53

Nathan Rooney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Davis. Brad Quinton restarts play with the free kick.

58:14 Substitution

Substitution Luke Hubbins goes off and Jonathan Brown comes on.

57:22 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Kaine Sheppard coming on for Josh Dawkin.

56:56 Substitution

Substitution James Mulley goes off and Brad Quinton comes on.

51:33

Matthew Paine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Rooney. Ryan Young restarts play with the free kick.

51:17

Luke Hubbins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Habergham. Direct free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

50:08

The official flags Phil Trainer offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

49:45

Matthew Paine concedes a free kick for a foul on James Spray. Phil Trainer restarts play with the free kick.

47:39

Jordan Rose gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Josh Dawkin. Kenny Davis takes the direct free kick.

45:48

James Spray challenges Adam Bailey-Dennis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kenny Davis.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Nicky Symons goes off and Ryan Peters comes on.

45:00 +1:30 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

45:00 +0:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Spray on Matthew Paine. Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

43:35

Luke Hubbins produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

40:52

Kieron St Aimie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Symons. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

39:52

Kenny Davis has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.

39:24

Short corner worked by Josh Dawkin.

35:55

Corner taken by Josh Dawkin from the left by-line.

29:08

Phil Trainer fouled by Daniel Sparkes, the ref awards a free kick. Will Salmon takes the free kick.

26:09

Shot from just outside the box by Nathan Rooney misses to the right of the goal.

25:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Dawkin played to the near post.

23:38

Josh Dawkin takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Phil Trainer manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Josh Dawkin, save by Ryan Young.

23:21

Corner taken by Josh Dawkin played to the near post, Will Salmon manages to make a clearance.

17:55

The assist for the goal came from Steve Leslie.

17:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Kieron St Aimie - AFC Telf'd 2 - 0 Braintree Kieron St Aimie fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. AFC Telford 2-0 Braintree Town.

14:53

Phil Trainer provided the assist for the goal.

14:53 Goal scored

Goal! - James Spray - AFC Telf'd 1 - 0 Braintree James Spray finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. AFC Telford 1-0 Braintree Town.

13:53

Nathan Rooney takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

12:42

Steve Leslie takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Sam Habergham.

12:26

James Spray takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

12:00

The ball is delivered by Luke Hubbins, Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

11:20

Daniel Sparkes takes the inswinging corner, Ryan Young makes a save.

9:51

Header by Jordan Rose from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

8:56

Nathan Rooney fouled by Kenny Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Leslie takes the free kick.

5:54

Nathan Rooney takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Steve Leslie from the left by-line.

5:11

Daniel Sparkes takes the inswinging corner, Phil Trainer manages to make a clearance.

1:37

Foul by Kieron St Aimie on Dean Wells, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

0:36

Inswinging corner taken by Steve Leslie from the right by-line, Daniel Preston takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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