Braintree Town overcame 10-man Luton to claim their first win in eight matches.

The visitors went ahead as Dan Holman curled a shot into the top corner before Luton striker Stuart Fleetwood was sent off for two bookable offences.

Braintree doubled their lead when Sean Marks chased on to a ball over the top from Sam Habergham and fired home.

Luton's Simon Ainge headed in a Jake Howells corner and Dan Walker levelled with a low effort but the Iron won it through Matt Paine's header.

Fleetwood was shown two yellow cards, his first for an alleged dive and his second for a foul on Nicky Symons, as Luton played the last 62 minutes with only 10 players.

Despite this, the Hatters fought back from 2-0 behind to make it 2-2 before Paine nodded in the winner from Daniel Sparkes's corner.

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Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"We should enjoy this occasion, it's probably the best result in Braintree's history, I'd imagine.

"We came here to enjoy it, no-one expected us to get a result here, and we've ended up winning.

"We've been positive - you've seen our defending, so we have to attack to win games.

"I thought we fully deserved the win, it's a great result for us, hopefully we can kick on now."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Luton

  • 01 Tyler
  • 11 Howells
  • 12 Ainge
  • 24 Essam (Walker - 57' )
  • 25 Henry
  • 07 Lawless
  • 17 O'Donnell
  • 09 Shaw
  • 13 Fleetwood Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 22 Robinson (Kasim - 56' )
  • 27 Gray

Substitutes

  • 33 Brill
  • 02 Rowe-Turner
  • 16 Lacey
  • 18 Kasim
  • 29 Walker

Braintree Town

  • 22 Naisbitt
  • 03 Habergham Booked
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis
  • 05 Paine
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 06 Quinton
  • 07 Symons (Sparkes - 46' )
  • 08 Davis
  • 17 Mulley
  • 09 Marks
  • 20 Holman (Sheppard - 90' )

Substitutes

  • 01 McDonald
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 12 Daley
  • 10 Dawkin
  • 14 Sheppard
Ref: Swabey
Att: 5,523

Match Stats

Shots

16 10

On target

5 6

Corners

11 1

Fouls

11 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +6:02 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:50

Simon Ainge is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Danny Naisbitt takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:57

Daniel Sparkes has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the goal.

90:00 +2:19

Ronnie Henry concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Marks. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:54

Sam Habergham challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Lawless takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:41 Substitution

Substitution Kaine Sheppard is brought on as a substitute for Dan Holman.

86:11

Dan Holman takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

85:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Habergham by Andre Gray. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

84:57

Effort on goal by Dan Holman from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

84:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Ainge on Sean Marks. Free kick taken by Brad Quinton.

83:05

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Yaser Kasim.

82:12

Alex Lawless gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Sparkes. Free kick crossed right-footed by Daniel Sparkes.

81:06

Alex Lawless produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

79:16

Sean Marks concedes a free kick for a foul on JJ O'Donnell. Direct free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

78:54

JJ O'Donnell takes a shot.

77:45

Adam Bailey-Dennis challenges Jon Shaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andre Gray restarts play with the free kick.

76:11

Andre Gray produces a cross, Matthew Paine makes a clearance.

75:08

Unfair challenge on Dan Holman by Simon Ainge results in a free kick. Brad Quinton restarts play with the free kick.

71:51

The ball is sent over by Andre Gray.

69:48

Jake Howells produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Simon Ainge misses to the left of the goal.

69:48 Booking

Booking Sam Habergham goes into the book.

69:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andre Gray by Sam Habergham.

69:12

Daniel Sparkes produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

68:33

The ball is swung over by Jake Howells, Sam Habergham manages to make a clearance.

68:12

Corner taken by Jake Howells from the right by-line.

67:50

Andre Gray delivers the ball, save by Danny Naisbitt.

66:07

Assist on the goal came from Daniel Sparkes.

66:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Paine - Luton 2 - 3 Braintree Matthew Paine finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Luton 2-3 Braintree Town.

65:42

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Sparkes,

65:00

Andre Gray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

64:06

Sean Marks takes a shot. Save made by Mark Tyler.

61:46

Andre Gray takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt. Jake Howells takes the inswinging corner, save by Danny Naisbitt.

60:31

Corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells.

60:22

Dan Walker delivers the ball, clearance made by Sam Habergham.

59:23

Foul by Pat O'Connor on Jake Howells, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Yaser Kasim from left wing, clearance by Kenny Davis.

59:04

Yaser Kasim fouled by Kenny Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Yaser Kasim restarts play with the free kick.

57:30

The assist for the goal came from JJ O'Donnell.

57:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Dan Walker - Luton 2 - 2 Braintree Dan Walker finds the net with a goal from just outside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Luton 2-2 Braintree Town.

56:46 Substitution

Substitution Connor Essam leaves the field to be replaced by Dan Walker.

55:46 Substitution

Substitution Yaser Kasim replaces Jake Robinson.

54:26

The ball is crossed by Jake Howells, save by Danny Naisbitt.

53:40

Daniel Sparkes sends in a cross, clearance made by Simon Ainge.

52:43

Sean Marks gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Ainge. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

52:06

Andre Gray takes a shot. Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

48:00

The ball is delivered by Kenny Davis.

47:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Ainge on Sean Marks. Direct free kick taken by Brad Quinton.

46:23

The ball is sent over by Alex Lawless, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Jon Shaw goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

45:19

Jon Shaw fouled by Sam Habergham, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ronnie Henry.

45:01

The second half kicks off.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Sparkes on for Nicky Symons.

45:00 +2:36 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:47

Centre by Jake Howells. Effort from a long way out by JJ O'Donnell goes wide right of the target.

45:00 +1:25

Sean Marks sends in a cross, save by Mark Tyler.

43:20

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jake Robinson, Connor Essam produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post. Effort on goal by Jon Shaw from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

41:48

Corner taken by Jake Robinson.

41:15

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells from the right by-line, Danny Naisbitt makes a save.

41:01

Jon Shaw takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

40:33

Unfair challenge on Jake Howells by Nicky Symons results in a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

39:19

Connor Essam gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Mulley. Shot on goal comes in from Brad Quinton from the free kick.

37:03

Unfair challenge on JJ O'Donnell by Kenny Davis results in a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

36:07

Jake Howells provided the assist for the goal.

36:07 Goal scored

Goal! - Simon Ainge - Luton 1 - 2 Braintree Simon Ainge finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Luton 1-2 Braintree Town.

35:28

Corner taken left-footed by Jake Howells to the near post,

34:55

Nicky Symons challenges Jake Howells unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Howells takes the direct free kick.

32:38

Andre Gray takes a shot. Danny Naisbitt makes a save. Corner from the left by-line taken by Jake Howells, Adam Bailey-Dennis makes a clearance. Corner taken by Jake Robinson, Matthew Paine manages to make a clearance.

31:16

The assist for the goal came from Sam Habergham.

31:16 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Marks - Luton 0 - 2 Braintree Sean Marks finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Luton 0-2 Braintree Town.

29:40

The ball is crossed by James Mulley.

28:41

Effort from long range by JJ O'Donnell goes wide right of the target.

27:30

Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

27:30 Dismissal

Dismissal Red card for Stuart Fleetwood.

26:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stuart Fleetwood by Nicky Symons.

24:30

Sean Marks is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Mark Tyler takes the free kick.

22:13

Header from close in by Jon Shaw misses to the right of the target.

21:49

The ball is delivered by Ronnie Henry, clearance by Kenny Davis.

20:10

Brad Quinton takes a shot. Save by Mark Tyler.

19:19

Jake Howells challenges Pat O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Symons restarts play with the free kick.

16:49

Adam Bailey-Dennis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jon Shaw. Free kick taken by Stuart Fleetwood.

13:54

Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

13:54 Booking

Booking Booking for Stuart Fleetwood for unsporting behaviour.

12:47

The ball is crossed by Alex Lawless.

12:35

Alex Lawless produces a cross.

11:15

A cross is delivered by Andre Gray.

11:01

Handball by Brad Quinton. Mark Tyler restarts play with the free kick.

10:11

The ball is swung over by Andre Gray.

8:34

Stuart Fleetwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine. Free kick taken by Danny Naisbitt.

7:04

Andre Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Habergham. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

6:20

James Mulley crosses the ball, Connor Essam makes a clearance.

5:12

Assist on the goal came from James Mulley.

5:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Dan Holman - Luton 0 - 1 Braintree A goal is scored by Dan Holman from just outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Luton 0-1 Braintree Town.

4:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Habergham by Andre Gray. Adam Bailey-Dennis takes the free kick.

4:25

The ball is crossed by James Mulley.

2:53

Jake Robinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

2:21

Corner taken by Jake Howells.

1:21

Alex Lawless sends in a cross, clearance made by Adam Bailey-Dennis.

0:51

The ball is swung over by Ronnie Henry, Adam Bailey-Dennis manages to make a clearance.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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