Second-half goals from Alan Massey and Liam Enver-Marum secured a comfortable win for Braintree at Dartford.

The Darts had the better of the first half but could not find a way past Braintree keeper Nathan McDonald.

Braintree improved after the break and the deadlock was broken in the 69th minute when Massey rose highest to nod in a free-kick from Kenny Davis.

And Enver-Marum wrapped up the victory for the Iron in the 90th minute when he tucked in a pass form Daniel Sparkes.

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Dartford manager Tony Burman told BBC Radio Kent:

"We didn't come out second half, we asked the guys for a bit of a response, it didn't happen.

"The longer the game went on we knew Braintree play a certain way, they want to play slowly but organised and we got caught up with the speed of the game.

"We have to be more intelligent and braver than we were in the second half."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Dartford

  • 01 Julian
  • 04 Stirling
  • 05 Clarke Booked
  • 14 Mitchell-King
  • 06 Cornhill
  • 08 Noble Booked (Woodyard - 86' )
  • 10 Bradbrook
  • 20 Burns
  • 07 Hayes (Collier - 86' )
  • 09 Prior (Harris - 71' )
  • 16 Birchall Booked

Substitutes

  • 24 Wellham
  • 13 Rogers
  • 15 Collier
  • 30 Woodyard
  • 11 Harris

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Habergham
  • 05 Paine Booked
  • 15 Massey
  • 19 Wells
  • 04 Isaac Booked (Carney - 90' )
  • 08 Davis
  • 12 Daley (Sparkes - 66' )
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks
  • 10 Holman (Marum - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Hamann
  • 14 Carney
  • 07 Symons
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 18 Marum
Ref: Treleaven
Att: 1,015

Match Stats

Shots

7 10

On target

5 4

Corners

4 1

Fouls

11 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:07 Full time

Full Time The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3:52 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Newman Carney coming on for Chez Isaac.

89:22

Daniel Sparkes provided the assist for the goal.

89:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Liam Enver-Marum - Dartford 0 - 2 Braintree Liam Enver-Marum scores a right footed goal. Dartford 0-2 Braintree Town.

87:25

Sean Marks takes a shot. Alan Julian parries the ball away.

86:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ryan Peters on Danny Harris. Free kick taken by Alex Woodyard.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Nathan Collier comes on in place of Ryan Hayes.

85:38 Substitution

Substitution Alex Woodyard joins the action as a substitute, replacing Lee Noble.

81:27

Ryan Hayes produces a cross. Header by Danny Harris goes over the bar.

79:37

Sam Habergham handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Ryan Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick. Nathan McDonald catches the ball.

77:47

Max Cornhill has an effort at goal. Blocked by Dean Wells.

75:49

Chez Isaac goes into the book.

75:49 Booking

Booking

74:37 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Liam Enver-Marum coming on for Daniel Holman.

72:55

A cross is delivered by Lee Noble. Clearance made by Matt Paine. Corner from the right by-line taken by Ryan Hayes. Clearance made by Alan Massey.

72:12

Lee Noble produces a cross. Clearance by Dean Wells. Corner taken by Lee Noble from the left by-line. Clearance by Alan Massey.

70:01

Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

70:01 Substitution

Substitution Danny Harris joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jason Prior.

70:01

Foul by Daniel Holman on Lee Noble, free kick awarded.

68:03

Assist by Kenny Davis.

68:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Alan Massey - Dartford 0 - 1 Braintree Alan Massey heads the ball into the goal. Dartford 0-1 Braintree Town.

67:38

Foul by Mat Mitchel-King on Sean Marks, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Kenny Davis.

65:15

Ryan Peters restarts play with the free kick.

65:15 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Daniel Sparkes coming on for Luke Daley.

65:15

Handball decision goes against Lee Noble.

59:41

Tyrone Sterling produces a cross that goes out of play.

58:55

Sean Marks challenges Tyrone Sterling unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alan Julian.

57:59

Luke Daley takes a shot.

57:23

Sean Marks fouled by Mat Mitchel-King, the ref awards a free kick. Kenny Davis restarts play with the free kick.

55:43 Booking

Booking

55:28

Foul by Lee Noble on Ryan Peters, free kick awarded. Booking for Lee Noble. Free kick taken by Dean Wells.

54:29 Booking

Booking

54:19

Alan Massey fouled by Adam Birchall, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Birchall goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

53:14

Adam Birchall is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

51:31

Lee Noble fouled by Kenny Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Hayes restarts play with the free kick.

50:43

Alan Massey challenges Jason Prior unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Noble takes the free kick.

49:49 Booking

Booking

49:25

Luke Daley takes a shot. Adam Birchall fouled by Matt Paine, the ref awards a free kick. Matt Paine goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Elliot Bradbrook.

46:58

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

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The match has reached half-time.

43:57 Booking

Booking

43:34

Handball decision goes against Kenny Clark. Kenny Clark is cautioned. Free kick taken by Kenny Davis.

40:08

Mat Mitchel-King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Marks. Free kick taken by Sam Habergham. Sam Habergham takes a shot. Kenny Clark gets a block in.

38:39

Mat Mitchel-King gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Holman. Ryan Peters restarts play with the free kick.

36:25

Shot by Elliot Bradbrook went wide of the right-hand post.

34:21

Shot by Luke Daley missed to the left of the target.

33:05

Corner taken by Ryan Hayes. Header at goal by Sean Marks goes right of the post.

32:10

Shot by Daniel Holman went wide right of the target.

30:54

Luke Daley takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.

29:47

Shot by Lee Burns. Blocked by Alan Massey. Corner taken by Ryan Hayes.

27:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Noble by Luke Daley. Elliot Bradbrook restarts play with the free kick.

24:51

Lee Noble has an effort at goal. Nathan McDonald parries the ball away.

21:01

Foul by Max Cornhill on Chez Isaac, free kick awarded. Kenny Davis restarts play with the free kick.

20:02

Jason Prior concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Paine. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

19:19

Sean Marks concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Sterling. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

18:48

Jason Prior takes a shot. Nathan McDonald safely holds on.

17:30

Luke Daley fouled by Lee Noble, the ref awards a free kick. Ryan Peters restarts play with the free kick.

14:25

Sean Marks is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

11:30

The ball is sent over by Ryan Hayes. Elliot Bradbrook takes a shot. Nathan McDonald parries the effort to safety.

5:52

The ball is delivered by Ryan Peters. Clearance by Mat Mitchel-King. Corner from the right by-line taken by Luke Daley. Clearance by Lee Burns.

5:13

Lee Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Daley. Dean Wells takes the free kick.

4:12

Lee Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Daley. Dean Wells takes the free kick.

3:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliot Bradbrook by Sean Marks. Alan Julian restarts play with the free kick.

3:08

The assistant referee signals for offside against Lee Burns. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

1:51

The referee blows for offside against Adam Birchall. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

0:13

The referee blows for offside. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee starts the match.

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