Stockport County extended their winless streak to eight games after being held by Braintree Town.

Andy Halls squandered the best chance of the game for the Hatters when heading wide from close range.

Brad Quinton produced the home side's closest effort in the first half but he fired wide from the edge of the area.

Braintree's Dan Holman came closest to a goal in the second period but his spectacular stoppage-time effort from 25-yards was off target.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"We'll take it. I think there was only one team that deserved to win, which was us.

"We've had quite a lot of shots on target, it's one of those days where it didn't drop for us around the box.

"We're disappointed we didn't get three points, but I was pleased with the way we played, it's the first clean sheet for a while.

"On another day, we would have won by two or three, but it's an improvement."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Braintree Town

  • 22 Naisbitt
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis Booked
  • 16 O'Connor (Paine - 79' )
  • 19 Wells
  • 06 Quinton
  • 07 Symons
  • 11 Sparkes (Shepherd - 71' )
  • 17 Mulley
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks
  • 20 Holman

Substitutes

  • 01 McDonald
  • 05 Paine
  • 14 Shepherd
  • 18 Clark
  • 10 Dawkin

Stockport County

  • 21 King
  • 02 Halls
  • 03 Newton
  • 04 Connor
  • 06 Tunnicliffe
  • 20 Fagbola
  • 08 Kenyon (Mainwaring - 63' )
  • 14 Sheridan (Hobson - 46' )
  • 23 Turnbull
  • 07 Whitehead
  • 09 Hattersley (Rowe - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Ormson
  • 22 Mainwaring
  • 10 Collins
  • 11 Hobson
  • 19 Rowe
Ref: Kinseley
Att: 653

Match Stats

Shots

12 9

On target

5 5

Corners

3 3

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:57 Full time

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

90:00 +1:23

Shot from outside the area by Dan Holman misses to the left of the goal.

90:00 +1:10

The ball is crossed by Kane Shepherd, blocked by James Tunnicliffe.

90:00 +0:10

Unfair challenge on Nicky Symons by Craig Hobson results in a free kick. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

89:55

The ball is crossed by Matty Mainwaring, clearance made by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

89:20

The ball is delivered by James Mulley, Matty Mainwaring gets a block in.

86:40

Unfair challenge on Danny Whitehead by Nicky Symons results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Danny Rowe from the free kick, blocked by Brad Quinton.

86:13

The ball is swung over by Sean Newton, save made by Danny Naisbitt.

85:49

Brad Quinton has an effort at goal. Save made by Lewis King.

83:48

The referee blows for offside. Lewis King takes the free kick.

83:12

Danny Whitehead challenges Brad Quinton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

82:26

The ball is crossed by James Mulley, Shot by Dan Holman from 18 yards. Save made by Lewis King.

80:59

Danny Rowe concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Bailey-Dennis. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

80:10

Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Paine misses to the left of the goal.

78:49 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Matthew Paine coming on for Pat O'Connor.

77:23 Substitution

Substitution (Stockport) makes a substitution, with Danny Rowe coming on for Danny Hattersley.

77:23

Unfair challenge on Danny Whitehead by Nicky Symons results in a free kick. Sean Newton restarts play with the free kick.

77:07

Centre by Pat O'Connor, clearance made by Jordan Fagbola.

76:57

The ball is swung over by Pat O'Connor, Jordan Fagbola manages to make a clearance.

75:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Craig Hobson. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

74:20 Booking

Booking The referee shows Adam Bailey-Dennis a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

73:25

Adam Bailey-Dennis challenges Craig Hobson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jordan Fagbola takes the indirect free kick.

72:02

Danny Whitehead takes the inswinging corner, Sean Newton takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Symons.

70:34 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Sparkes leaves the field to be replaced by Kane Shepherd.

69:25

Adam Bailey-Dennis challenges Craig Hobson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sean Newton restarts play with the free kick.

68:46

Daniel Sparkes delivers the ball.

67:41

The offside flag is raised against James Mulley. Lewis King takes the indirect free kick.

67:25

Dan Holman produces a cross, Paul Turnbull makes a clearance.

66:55

The ball is delivered by Sean Newton, Pat O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

66:13

Paul Turnbull fouled by Daniel Sparkes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Connor.

61:33 Substitution

Substitution (Stockport) makes a substitution, with Matty Mainwaring coming on for Alex Kenyon.

60:53

Sean Newton produces a cross, clearance by Dean Wells.

59:52

The ball is sent over by Ryan Peters, clearance by Alex Kenyon.

59:05

Effort on goal by Danny Hattersley from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

58:53

The ball is crossed by Dan Holman, save made by Lewis King.

58:19

The ball is delivered by Craig Hobson, clearance by Daniel Sparkes.

57:05

Daniel Sparkes crosses the ball, Craig Hobson makes a clearance.

56:22

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Hobson. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

55:55

Andy Halls sends in a cross, Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

54:45

Paul Turnbull challenges Brad Quinton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brad Quinton takes the free kick.

53:13

Danny Whitehead produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

52:25

Sean Newton takes the inswinging corner, Jordan Fagbola gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Bailey-Dennis. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

51:24

Dan Holman takes a shot. Save by Lewis King.

50:32

Craig Hobson challenges Dean Wells unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

48:43

Sean Marks takes a shot. Save by Lewis King.

45:54

Unfair challenge on Danny Hattersley by Dean Wells results in a free kick. The ball is sent over by Paul Turnbull, Craig Hobson has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.

45:32

Dan Holman has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide left of the goal.

45:01

The referee gets the second half underway.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Craig Hobson replaces Sam Sheridan.

45:00 +6:31 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +6:06

James Mulley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Newton. James Tunnicliffe restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +5:15

Dan Holman takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand post.

45:00 +4:59

The ball is crossed by Danny Whitehead, save by Danny Naisbitt.

45:00 +3:20

Shot by Pat O'Connor from outside the box goes high over the target.

45:00 +1:43

Corner taken right-footed by Brad Quinton. The assistant referee flags for offside against Brad Quinton. Lewis King takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:31

The ball is delivered by Daniel Sparkes, Andy Halls gets a block in.

44:46

Alex Kenyon delivers the ball, Paul Turnbull takes a shot. Corner taken by Sean Newton played to the near post, clearance by Adam Bailey-Dennis. Clearance made by Danny Naisbitt.

44:18

The ball is sent over by Pat O'Connor, clearance made by Danny Hattersley.

44:06

The ball is swung over by Daniel Sparkes, Joe Connor manages to make a clearance.

43:16

Sean Marks delivers the ball, clearance made by Sam Sheridan.

42:26

The assistant referee signals for offside against Brad Quinton. Lewis King restarts play with the free kick.

42:04

The ball is sent over by Pat O'Connor.

40:24

The ball is swung over by Andy Halls, blocked by Pat O'Connor.

39:32

Brad Quinton has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

39:05

Ryan Peters produces a cross, Andy Halls makes a clearance.

38:15

Ryan Peters produces a cross, blocked by Sean Newton.

37:27

Danny Hattersley challenges Ryan Peters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

35:14

Adam Bailey-Dennis challenges Danny Hattersley unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Sheridan restarts play with the free kick.

34:54

A cross is delivered by Daniel Sparkes, Lewis King makes a save.

34:27

Sean Marks fouled by Joe Connor, the ref awards a free kick. Brad Quinton takes the free kick.

33:39

The official flags Sean Newton offside. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

32:38

A cross is delivered by Alex Kenyon, Brad Quinton manages to make a clearance.

31:11

Dan Holman is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Lewis King.

30:26

Foul by Daniel Sparkes on Andy Halls, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lewis King.

27:49

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brad Quinton from the left by-line. Clearance made by Sam Sheridan. Foul by Brad Quinton on Alex Kenyon, free kick awarded. Lewis King takes the direct free kick.

25:57

Foul by Adam Bailey-Dennis on Danny Whitehead, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

23:29

Sean Newton crosses the ball, clearance by Dean Wells.

22:45

Sam Sheridan produces a cross, Pat O'Connor manages to make a clearance.

22:31

Centre by Brad Quinton, Joe Connor makes a clearance.

21:20

Unfair challenge on Ryan Peters by Danny Hattersley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dan Holman.

16:04

Dan Holman takes a shot. Save by Lewis King.

15:11

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Brad Quinton played to the near post, Lewis King makes a clearance.

14:55

Daniel Sparkes delivers the ball, Jordan Fagbola makes a clearance.

14:26

The ball is sent over by Sean Newton, Adam Bailey-Dennis makes a clearance.

8:42

Centre by Sam Sheridan.

8:25

Andy Halls delivers the ball, Adam Bailey-Dennis makes a clearance.

7:05

Danny Whitehead takes a shot. A cross is delivered by Paul Turnbull, Header from close in by Andy Halls misses to the right of the goal. Blocked by James Mulley.

6:30

Danny Hattersley takes a shot. Dean Wells gets a block in.

4:48

Dan Holman has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

4:32

Joe Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Marks. Brad Quinton takes the free kick.

0:00

The match begins.

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