Braintree secured a top-half finish with a narrow win at relegated Barrow.

In a scrappy encounter at Holker Street, the game looked set to end goalless until Dan Holman won it with a fine strike from the edge of the box.

Ben Wright had the best chance of the first half for the visitors but his stinging drive was tipped over the bar.

The second half saw a number of speculative efforts from both teams as Barrow failed to muster a shot on goal, before Holman's late winner.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Barrow

  • 01 Hurst
  • 03 Skelton
  • 05 Pearson (Flynn - 41' Booked )
  • 18 O'Donnell
  • 06 Owen Booked
  • 07 Rutherford (Rowe - 61' )
  • 11 Rowe
  • 12 Dawson
  • 14 Harvey
  • 15 Hunter
  • 09 Boyes Booked (Baker - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Tongue
  • 02 Flynn
  • 04 Hessey
  • 08 Baker
  • 10 Rowe

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Habergham
  • 05 Paine
  • 15 Massey Booked
  • 07 Symons
  • 08 Davis (Woodyard - 75' )
  • 12 Daley
  • 17 Mulley (Sheppard - 75' )
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks
  • 37 Wright (Holman - 62' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Naisbitt
  • 19 Wells
  • 33 Woodyard
  • 14 Sheppard
  • 20 Holman
Ref: Kavanagh
Att: 780

Match Stats

Shots

2 11

On target

0 3

Corners

1 2

Fouls

9 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +0:08

Matt Flynn handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Strike comes in from Dan Holman from the free kick.

88:14

Kaine Sheppard produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Sean Marks from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target. Corner taken by Luke Daley from the left by-line, save made by Danny Hurst.

88:14 Booking

Booking Booking for James Owen.

88:05

Unfair challenge on Alex Woodyard by James Owen results in a free kick.

87:14 Full time

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

86:28

Danny M Rowe produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

85:59

Unfair challenge on Alex-Ray Harvey by Alex Woodyard results in a free kick. Garry Hunter restarts play with the free kick.

85:08 Goal scored

Goal! - Dan Holman - Barrow 0 - 1 Braintree Dan Holman finds the net with a goal from just outside the area high into the middle of the goal. Barrow 0-1 Braintree Town.

84:10

Unfair challenge on Sean Marks by James Owen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Woodyard.

82:32

The assistant referee flags for offside against Richie Baker. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

81:13

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Danny O'Donnell. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Baker by Luke Daley. Richie Baker takes the free kick.

76:47

Matthew Paine takes the free kick.

76:47 Substitution

Substitution Adam Boyes goes off and Richie Baker comes on.

76:47

James Owen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Paine.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution James Mulley leaves the field to be replaced by Kaine Sheppard.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Alex Woodyard on for Kenny Davis.

69:06

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

64:57

Shot on goal by Luke Daley from just inside the area clears the crossbar. Corner taken by Luke Daley played to the near post, clearance made by Danny L Rowe.

62:25

Dan Holman produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

61:29 Substitution

Substitution Dan Holman replaces Ben Wright.

60:10 Substitution

Substitution Paul Rutherford leaves the field to be replaced by Danny L Rowe.

59:50

Sean Marks takes a shot.

58:30

Nicky Symons concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Rutherford. Garry Hunter takes the free kick.

46:28 Booking

Booking Booking for Matt Flynn for unsporting behaviour.

46:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Daley by Matt Flynn. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:32

Alex-Ray Harvey concedes a free kick for a foul on Kenny Davis. Alan Massey restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +1:54

James Owen fouled by Luke Daley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Danny Hurst.

45:00 +0:49

Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

45:00 +0:49 Booking

Booking Adam Boyes booked for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Boyes on Matthew Paine.

44:06

James Mulley takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

42:36 Half time

Half Time The first half comes to an end.

41:05

James Owen crosses the ball.

40:24 Substitution

Substitution Matt Flynn joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mike Pearson.

38:59

Unfair challenge on Ben Wright by James Owen results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ben Wright.

37:01

Shot from just outside the box by Paul Rutherford goes over the crossbar.

34:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Boyes by Sam Habergham. Garry Hunter restarts play with the free kick.

29:58

Nicky Symons concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Dawson. Danny Hurst takes the direct free kick.

29:13

James Owen challenges Sean Marks unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Matthew Paine, save by Danny Hurst.

27:32

Luke Daley has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

26:57

Adam Boyes challenges Matthew Paine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

22:17

Nicky Symons concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Rutherford. Alex-Ray Harvey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, Nathan McDonald makes a save.

21:18

Adam Dawson takes the free kick.

21:18 Booking

Booking Alan Massey is cautioned.

21:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Massey on Alex-Ray Harvey.

19:12

Kenny Davis takes a shot. Save by Danny Hurst.

17:44

Ben Wright takes a shot. Save made by Danny Hurst. Effort on goal by Sam Habergham from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

2:34

Gavin Skelton takes a short corner.

0:00

The referee gets the game underway.

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