Kenny Davis's double helped Braintree ease past struggling Stockport for their fourth successive win.

After a goalless first half, Dan Holman put the Iron ahead when he broke through the defence to slot home.

Davis soon made it 2-0 when he chipped over the keeper, before converting from the penalty sport for his second after Lee Bullock fouled Dean Wells.

Alex Kenyon headed in a late consolation for County, who have now lost their last four home games.

The result means Stockport now lie just three points clear of the Blue Square Bet Premier relegation places.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"We've played really well. First half I felt we should have gone two up, but we were in at half-time still 0-0.

Devonshire proud of Braintree win

"I just said to them 'be patient, carry on and the goals will come'. In 15 minutes we've scored three goals, terrific.

"I thought we got a bit tired in the last 10 minutes, (because of) not playing for a couple of weeks, but what a great result.

"We're a decent side when we're on it, it's been proved in the last four games. I'm very proud of them."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (6)

Stockport

  • 13 O'Donnell
  • 03 Newton
  • 05 Vidal
  • 06 Tunnicliffe (Macken - 63' )
  • 29 Charnock Booked
  • 18 Nolan (Kenyon - 46' )
  • 27 Marshall (Hackney - 51' )
  • 30 Schofield
  • 31 Bullock
  • 07 Whitehead
  • 17 Cullen

Substitutes

  • 01 Ormson
  • 20 Fagbola
  • 08 Kenyon
  • 25 Hackney
  • 23 Macken

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Habergham
  • 15 Massey
  • 19 Wells
  • 07 Symons
  • 08 Davis
  • 12 Daley (Wickham - 75' )
  • 17 Mulley (Watts - 69' )
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks
  • 20 Holman (Sparkes - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Naisbitt
  • 28 Watts
  • 32 Smith
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 31 Wickham
Ref: Anthony Backhouse
Att: 3,250

Match Stats

Shots

8 13

On target

7 7

Corners

8 2

Fouls

6 3

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:03 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:22

Sean Marks is ruled offside. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Massey by Mark Cullen. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

89:10

Simon Hackney takes a shot. Save by Nathan McDonald.

87:56

The referee blows for offside. Nathan McDonald takes the indirect free kick.

86:20

Mark Cullen takes a shot. Save by Nathan McDonald.

83:09

Danny Whitehead provided the assist for the goal.

83:09 Goal scored

Goal! - Alex Kenyon - Stockport 1 - 3 Braintree Alex Kenyon finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Stockport County 1-3 Braintree Town.

82:50

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Hackney from the right by-line.

82:32

Mark Cullen takes a shot. Dean Wells gets a block in.

80:04 Substitution

Substitution Daniel Sparkes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dan Holman.

79:45

Effort on goal by Dan Holman from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

79:12

The official flags Dan Holman offside. Richard O'Donnell takes the indirect free kick.

77:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Hackney from the right by-line.

74:57 Substitution

Substitution Aaron Wickham is brought on as a substitute for Luke Daley.

72:12

Shot from outside the box by Danny Schofield misses to the left of the goal.

68:10 Substitution

Substitution James Mulley goes off and Ryan Watts comes on.

67:39

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Simon Hackney.

66:57

Simon Hackney takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by James Mulley.

66:11

Sean Marks challenges Kieran Charnock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kieran Charnock.

63:55

Shot on goal comes in from Sam Habergham from the free kick.

63:55 Booking

Booking Kieran Charnock is shown a yellow card.

63:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Daley by Kieran Charnock.

62:16 Substitution

Substitution Jon Macken replaces James Tunnicliffe.

60:39

The offside flag is raised against Simon Hackney. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick. Simon Hackney takes a corner.

59:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Kenny Davis - Stockport 0 - 3 Braintree Placed penalty scored by Kenny Davis. Stockport County 0-3 Braintree Town.

58:58

Unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Lee Bullock results in a Penalty.

58:39

Outswinging corner taken by Luke Daley from the right by-line played to the near post.

58:15

Luke Daley takes a shot. Sean Newton gets a block in.

55:10

Inswinging corner taken by Simon Hackney from the right by-line played to the near post, Nathan McDonald makes a save.

53:53

Corner taken by Simon Hackney from the left by-line played to the near post. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Simon Hackney from the left by-line, save made by Nathan McDonald.

53:31

Mark Cullen takes a shot. Blocked by Kenny Davis.

52:05

Sam Habergham provided the assist for the goal.

52:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Kenny Davis - Stockport 0 - 2 Braintree Kenny Davis finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Stockport County 0-2 Braintree Town.

51:19

A cross is delivered by Simon Hackney, Dean Wells manages to make a clearance.

50:51 Substitution

Substitution Simon Hackney on for Paul Marshall.

49:02

Paul Marshall takes a shot. Dean Wells gets a block in.

46:53

Sean Marks provided the assist for the goal.

46:53 Goal scored

Goal! - Dan Holman - Stockport 0 - 1 Braintree A goal is scored by Dan Holman from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Stockport County 0-1 Braintree Town.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Stockport County) makes a substitution, with Alex Kenyon coming on for Jon Nolan.

45:00 +1:55 Half time

Half Time The players leave the pitch at half time.

44:56

Luke Daley takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Charnock. Luke Daley takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Effort on goal by Alan Massey from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

43:21

The official flags Dan Holman offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard O'Donnell.

41:17

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

40:13

Luke Daley delivers the ball, Kieran Charnock makes a clearance.

37:14

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

28:59

The offside flag is raised against Sean Marks. Indirect free kick taken by James Tunnicliffe.

27:38

James Mulley takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

27:12

Dan Holman takes a shot. Save made by Richard O'Donnell.

26:14

Kenny Davis delivers the ball, Richard O'Donnell makes a save.

25:49

The ball is crossed by Ryan Peters.

24:13

Lee Bullock concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Marks. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kenny Davis, save by Richard O'Donnell.

19:14

Centre by Sam Habergham, Sean Marks takes a shot.

12:06

Jon Nolan fouled by Kenny Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Sean Newton.

11:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Sean Marks. Richard O'Donnell takes the indirect free kick.

10:17

The referee blows for offside. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

8:58

Kenny Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon Nolan. Sean Newton takes the direct free kick.

6:05

Unfair challenge on James Mulley by Javan Vidal results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kenny Davis.

4:36

The referee blows for offside. Richard O'Donnell takes the free kick.

3:10

Mark Cullen takes a shot. Blocked by Kenny Davis.

0:13

Dan Holman produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

Live data and text provided by our data suppliers