It was a tale of two penalties as Alfreton and Braintree both netted from the spot to earn a 1-1 draw.
Alfreton edged the first period, efforts from Josh Law and Simon Russell the closest they came to opening the scoring at the Impact Arena.
Dan Bradley put the hosts ahead, his fourth goal in four games, following Matthew Paine's foul on Anthony Wilson.
But Theo Streete was tripped by Sean Marks, allowing Braintree's Kenny Davis to level with a powerful spot-kick.
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Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:
"We're very disappointed in there, because I felt we were the only team that was looking to win the game in the last 20 minutes.
"(The slope) made it hard (in the first half), I wanted to get in 0-0.
"Second half we showed a lot of character and I think we completely dominated at times.
"We've had lots of balls flash across the six-yard box and it hasn't dropped to us, hopefully next week they'll drop to one of our players."
- 22 Stewart
- 02 Law
- 03 Franklin
- 06 Kempson Booked
- 10 Bradley
- 12 Franks
- 17 Streete
- 07 Brown (Russell - 8' )
- 14 Meadows (Clayton - 84' )
- 11 Arnold
- 15 Wilson (Tomlinson - 85' Booked )
- 04 Taylor
- 19 Russell
- 09 Clayton
- 20 Worsfold
- 21 Tomlinson
- 22 Naisbitt
- 03 Habergham
- 05 Paine Booked
- 16 O'Connor
- 19 Wells
- 07 Symons
- 08 Davis
- 11 Sparkes (Sheppard - 79' )
- 17 Mulley
- 09 Marks
- 20 Holman (Dawkin - 79' )
- 01 McDonald
- 04 Bailey-Dennis
- 06 Quinton
- 10 Dawkin
- 14 Sheppard
Live Text Commentary
Pat O'Connor delivers the ball. Corner taken right-footed by Danny Naisbitt, outswinging corner taken by Danny Naisbitt, clearance by Darran Kempson. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Naisbitt. Darran Kempson manages to make a clearance.90:00 +0:08 Booking
Booking Booking for Ben Tomlinson for unsporting behaviour.89:24
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Dawkin from the right by-line.88:11
Foul by Connor Franklin on James Mulley, free kick awarded. Kenny Davis restarts play with the free kick.87:14
Ben Tomlinson takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.86:06
Unfair challenge on Kenny Davis by Simon Russell results in a free kick. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.83:48 Substitution
Substitution Ben Tomlinson comes on in place of Anthony Wilson.83:48 Substitution
Substitution Paul Clayton replaces Danny Meadows.79:37 Goal scored
Goal! - Kenny Davis - Alfreton 1 - 1 Braintree Kenny Davis scores a power penalty. Alfreton Town 1-1 Braintree Town.79:02 Full time
Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.78:50
Unfair challenge on Sean Marks by Theo Streete results in a Penalty.78:01 Substitution
Substitution Daniel Sparkes goes off and Kaine Sheppard comes on.78:01 Substitution
Substitution Josh Dawkin replaces Dan Holman.77:00 Booking
Booking Darran Kempson goes into the book for dissent.76:39
Josh Law gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sparkes. Sam Habergham restarts play with the free kick.74:40
Corner taken short by Daniel Sparkes.72:02
Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Russell on Nicky Symons. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Sparkes, outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Wells from the left by-line, Darran Kempson makes a clearance. Jon Stewart manages to make a clearance.70:55
Corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line.69:05
Anthony Wilson challenges Dean Wells unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.65:35
Sean Marks is adjudged to have handled the ball. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.
Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.43:10 Goal scored
Goal! - Dan Bradley - Alfreton 1 - 0 Braintree Penalty taken right-footed by Dan Bradley and scored. Alfreton Town 1-0 Braintree Town.42:38 Booking
Booking Matthew Paine is cautioned.42:23
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Anthony Wilson by Matthew Paine.40:58
Sean Marks fouled by Theo Streete, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Wells.38:59
Foul by Dan Bradley on James Mulley, free kick awarded. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.37:26
Simon Russell produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.33:51
Sam Habergham takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Theo Streete.32:10
Short corner taken by James Mulley from the right by-line, save made by Jon Stewart.29:55
Effort on goal by Connor Franklin from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.27:34
Pat O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Anthony Wilson. Jon Stewart takes the free kick.22:16
Anthony Wilson takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law, clearance by Daniel Sparkes. Short corner taken by Josh Law from the left by-line, Nathan Arnold has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.19:08
Jon Stewart produces a cross.18:21
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Stewart by Dan Holman. Jon Stewart takes the free kick.17:57
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sean Marks by Leigh Franks. Direct free kick taken by Dean Wells.17:18
Effort on goal by Dan Bradley from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.16:16
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Meadows on Nicky Symons. Pat O'Connor takes the direct free kick.13:26
Leigh Franks fouled by Dan Holman, the ref awards a free kick. Jon Stewart takes the free kick.11:10
Matthew Paine gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Arnold. Josh Law shoots direct from the free kick. Inswinging corner taken by Josh Law from the right by-line, Leigh Franks concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Davis. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.7:17 Substitution
Substitution Simon Russell joins the action as a substitute, replacing Anton Brown.5:13
The ball is swung over by Dan Bradley.4:14
Shot from outside the box by Danny Meadows goes wide right of the target.3:26
The ball is swung over by Danny Meadows, save by Danny Naisbitt.2:01
Josh Law produces a cross, Pat O'Connor manages to make a clearance.0:48
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Josh Law from the right by-line.0:00
The referee starts the match.
The referee gets the second half started.
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