Braintree Town moved out of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation zone after hammering Tamworth.

Dan Holman's close range effort and Matthew Paine's strike from the edge of the area set the visitors on their way.

Luke Daley slotted home Holman's centre to make it three before Adam Cunnington followed up his own saved penalty to pull one back for the home side.

Kenny Davis dispatched a late spot kick for Braintree after Richard Tait had fouled Ryan Watts in the box.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

We fully deserved win - Devonshire

"We fully deserved it. We took our chances today and that's what it's about sometimes.

"The pitch is decent, we need to move the ball quick and sharp. Big, boggy pitches don't help us.

"Everyone was saying 'get a new forward in', but I've got faith in the players that I've bought in and I've got faith in the players that are here."

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (5)

Tamworth

  • 02 Tait
  • 06 Marshall
  • 15 Courtney Booked
  • 30 Oji
  • 03 Kelly (Cunnington - 57' )
  • 08 Hendrie
  • 11 Kerry
  • 13 Breedon
  • 18 Till (Gudger - 77' )
  • 19 Barrow Booked
  • 09 Wright Booked

Substitutes

  • 01 Wren
  • 16 Roberts-Nurse
  • 17 Gudger
  • 35 Turner
  • 07 Cunnington

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 05 Paine
  • 15 Massey
  • 19 Wells
  • 28 Watts
  • 08 Davis Booked
  • 12 Daley (Sheppard - 90' )
  • 17 Mulley (Dack - 90' )
  • 02 Peters Booked
  • 09 Marks Booked
  • 20 Holman Booked (Hunt - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Symons
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 26 Hunt
  • 29 Dack
  • 14 Sheppard
Ref: Treleaven
Att: 763

Match Stats

Shots

5 4

On target

1 3

Corners

5 6

Fouls

17 13

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:25 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:50

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kaine Sheppard.

90:00 +3:09

Unfair challenge on Kaine Sheppard by Sam Oji results in a free kick. Matthew Paine takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:28 Substitution

Substitution Bradley Dack on for James Mulley.

90:00 +1:28

Corner taken by Scott Barrow from the left by-line to the near post.

90:00 +0:08 Substitution

Substitution Kaine Sheppard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Daley.

89:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Daley on Richard Tait. Lee Hendrie restarts play with the free kick.

87:57 Goal scored

Goal! - Kenny Davis - Tamworth 1 - 4 Braintree Penalty taken right-footed by Kenny Davis and scored. Tamworth 1-4 Braintree Town.

87:03

Richard Tait challenges Ryan Watts unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

85:55

Luke Daley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Lee Hendrie.

83:28

Tom Marshall challenges Alan Massey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

82:16 Substitution

Substitution Declan Hunt is brought on as a substitute for Dan Holman.

81:21 Booking

Booking Kenny Davis is cautioned.

81:09 Booking

Booking Ryan Peters is shown a yellow card.

78:29 Booking

Booking Dan Holman receives a yellow card.

78:01 Booking

Booking Caution for Scott Barrow.

76:59

Unfair challenge on Tommy Wright by Alan Massey results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Richard Tait from right wing, clearance made by Alan Massey.

76:32 Substitution

Substitution Connor Gudger comes on in place of Peter Till.

75:27

Nathan McDonald fouled by Richard Tait, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

74:47

Corner taken by Luke Daley from the right by-line to the near post, save by Tony Breedon.

73:20

Corner taken by Scott Barrow from the right by-line. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Daley, clearance made by Tommy Wright.

71:32 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Cunnington - Tamworth 1 - 3 Braintree Adam Cunnington grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tamworth 1-3 Braintree Town.

70:39 Penalty

A comfortable save by Nathan McDonald from penalty by Adam Cunnington. Tamworth 0-3 Braintree Town.

69:12

Adam Cunnington fouled by Dean Wells, the ref awards a Penalty.

66:36

Tom Marshall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alan Massey. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

65:13

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Peter Till, Alan Massey makes a clearance.

64:25

Corner from the right by-line taken by Peter Till, Nathan McDonald makes a comfortable save.

61:44

Lee Hendrie takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

60:08

Assist by Dan Holman.

60:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Luke Daley - Tamworth 0 - 3 Braintree A goal is scored by Luke Daley from just inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Tamworth 0-3 Braintree Town.

59:47

Dan Holman delivers the ball,

59:08

Lee Hendrie challenges Kenny Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Daley takes the direct free kick.

57:08

Lloyd Kerry challenges Ryan Peters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kenny Davis.

56:24 Substitution

Substitution Marcus Kelly leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Cunnington.

54:44

Tommy Wright is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

53:00

Tom Marshall concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Daley. Free kick taken by Dean Wells.

52:16

Tommy Wright fouled by Alan Massey, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Hendrie.

50:46

Foul by Ryan Peters on Scott Barrow, free kick awarded. Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

47:58

Kenny Davis takes the direct free kick.

47:58 Booking

Booking Duane Courtney is given a yellow card.

47:27

James Mulley fouled by Duane Courtney, the ref awards a free kick.

45:32

Kenny Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Hendrie. Marcus Kelly takes the direct free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +2:29 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +1:52

Dan Holman is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Tony Breedon.

45:00 +0:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Marcus Kelly. Direct free kick taken by Dean Wells.

45:00 +0:21

The ball is delivered by Ryan Watts, clearance made by Tom Marshall.

40:33

Lee Hendrie takes a shot.

39:35

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Tommy Wright goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

37:53

Lloyd Kerry concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Davis. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

36:33

Duane Courtney concedes a free kick for a foul on James Mulley. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

34:06

Tony Breedon takes the direct free kick.

34:06 Booking

Booking Sean Marks booked.

32:52

Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Daley, Tony Breedon fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick.

31:33

Sean Marks challenges Richard Tait unfairly and gives away a free kick. Richard Tait takes the free kick.

29:59

Unfair challenge on Luke Daley by Duane Courtney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Wells.

29:20

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Kerry by Ryan Peters. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

25:31

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Luke Daley, clearance by Richard Tait.

23:34

Foul by Tom Marshall on Sean Marks, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

22:18

Effort from the edge of the area by Dan Holman goes wide of the right-hand post.

20:56

The referee penalises Sean Marks for handball. Tony Breedon takes the free kick.

20:24

Richard Tait takes a shot.

19:06 Goal scored

Goal! - Matthew Paine - Tamworth 0 - 2 Braintree Matthew Paine gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tamworth 0-2 Braintree Town.

16:27

The assist for the goal came from Kenny Davis.

16:27 Goal scored

Goal! - Dan Holman - Tamworth 0 - 1 Braintree Dan Holman grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tamworth 0-1 Braintree Town.

15:48

Richard Tait delivers the ball, Ryan Peters manages to make a clearance.

15:00

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tommy Wright. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

13:37

Alan Massey challenges Lloyd Kerry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marcus Kelly.

11:40

Richard Tait fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick. Marcus Kelly restarts play with the free kick.

10:16

Richard Tait fouled by Sean Marks, the ref awards a free kick. Tony Breedon restarts play with the free kick.

8:23 Booking

Booking Booking for Tommy Wright.

7:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Wright on Dean Wells. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

6:51

The ball is sent over by Luke Daley.

5:03

Unfair challenge on Alan Massey by Tommy Wright results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

4:53

Lloyd Kerry produces a cross.

4:09

Corner from the left by-line taken by Peter Till, clearance by Nathan McDonald.

1:57

Dean Wells challenges Tommy Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Marcus Kelly.

1:20

Unfair challenge on Kenny Davis by Tommy Wright results in a free kick. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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