Braintree climbed to third after two goals from Charlie Strutton and one from Jordan Cox consigned Hyde to their ninth consecutive defeat.

The Iron broke the deadlock when Strutton pounced on a poor pass by Will Haining before slotting home.

Strutton doubled their advantage when a Sam Habergham free-kick was nodded down to the striker by substitute Jordan Cox and he made no mistake from 12 yards.

Cox then got his name on the scoresheet with a neat swivel and shot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"I was a bit disappointed with the way we played in the first half, especially in the first 20 minutes, I wasn't happy with what we did.

"We sorted a few things out at half-time and I thought we totally bossed it second half - 3-0 might flatter us a little bit, but we'll take it.

"We've got 26 points to get [to avoid relegation], that's all we are about at the moment. If we get it quickly then happy days.

"There's better players in this team than people give them credit for. Some people don't see it. Yes, you've got to have a good work ethic and a good team spirit, we've got that, but I've got some good players."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Hyde

  • 01 Carnell
  • 02 Brizell
  • 04 Haining Booked
  • 05 Ashworth
  • 03 Griffin
  • 06 Tomsett
  • 11 Hughes (Dieseruvwe - 59' )
  • 08 Brown (Almond - 44' )
  • 07 Poole (Collins - 69' )
  • 26 Gray
  • 09 Spencer

Substitutes

  • 16 Mainwaring
  • 10 Collins
  • 21 Blakeman
  • 18 Almond
  • 20 Dieseruvwe

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 19 Wells
  • 21 Griffiths
  • 05 Paine
  • 03 Habergham
  • 15 Massey
  • 26 Mulley Booked (Carney - 78' )
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 04 Isaac
  • 07 Strutton (Holman - 81' )
  • 09 Marks (Cox - 50' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Holman
  • 18 Enver-Marum
  • 20 Hamann
  • 14 Carney
  • 22 Cox
Ref: Jason Whiteley
Att: 402

Match Stats

Shots

17 10

On target

3 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 13

Live Text Commentary

+7:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 3.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 3.

90:00 +3:08

Corner, Hyde FC.

90:00 +2:43

Corner, Hyde FC.

90:00 +2:16

Corner, Hyde FC.

90:00 +2:02

Attempt blocked. Adam Griffin (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

89:45

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

87:49

Attempt saved. Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Collins.

87:37

Corner, Hyde FC.

84:25

Attempt missed. Adam Griffin (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

84:12

Attempt blocked. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

83:43

Corner, Hyde FC.

82:20

Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

80:29 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Holman replaces Charlie Strutton.

80:07

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

80:07

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

79:48

Attempt missed. Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

77:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Newman Carney replaces James Mulley.

76:13

Corner, Braintree Town.

75:59

Attempt saved. Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

75:30

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

75:30

Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

73:19 Booking

Booking James Mulley (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:09

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

73:09

Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

70:27

Attempt missed. Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

69:41

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

69:41

Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

69:05

Attempt missed. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Collins from a direct free kick.

68:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. Tom Collins replaces David Poole.

68:05

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

68:05

Louis Almond (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

66:48 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 3. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

66:05

Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

65:34

Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Hyde FC).

65:34

Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

62:44

Corner, Braintree Town.

61:48

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

61:48

Reece Gray (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

60:10

Foul by David Poole (Hyde FC).

60:10

Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

58:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Connor Hughes.

57:12

Attempt missed. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56:24 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 2. Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Cox.

55:51

Foul by Reece Gray (Hyde FC).

55:51

Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

53:36

Attempt blocked. Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

49:43

Attempt missed. Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

49:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Sean Marks.

45:00

Second Half begins Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 1.

45:00 +3:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 1.

45:00 +2:35

Attempt missed. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

45:00 +1:33

Foul by Sam Griffiths (Braintree Town).

45:00 +1:33

David Poole (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

45:00 +1:01

Attempt blocked. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +0:16

Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).

45:00 +0:16

Reece Gray (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

43:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hyde FC. Louis Almond replaces Alex Brown.

37:20

Foul by Scott Spencer (Hyde FC).

37:20

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

36:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 1. Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town).

34:42

Foul by Reece Gray (Hyde FC).

34:42

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

33:03

Foul by Connor Hughes (Hyde FC).

33:03

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

30:44

Attempt saved. Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

29:58

Attempt missed. William Haining (Hyde FC) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

29:38

Corner, Hyde FC.

29:26

Connor Hughes (Hyde FC) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

29:12

Adam Griffin (Hyde FC) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

28:03

Offside, Hyde FC. Reece Gray tries a through ball, but Reece Gray is caught offside.

23:21

Foul by Alex Brown (Hyde FC).

23:21

Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

23:03

Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from outside the box.

21:01

Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

18:37

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

18:37

Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

16:53 Booking

Booking William Haining (Hyde FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

15:15

Foul by William Haining (Hyde FC).

15:15

Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

13:35

Offside, Braintree Town. Charlie Strutton tries a through ball, but Charlie Strutton is caught offside.

12:19

Corner, Hyde FC.

10:38

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

10:38

Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

10:08

Offside, Braintree Town. Charlie Strutton tries a through ball, but Charlie Strutton is caught offside.

9:26

Attempt saved. David Poole (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

8:51

Foul by Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town).

8:51

Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

8:05

Offside, Braintree Town. Charlie Strutton tries a through ball, but Charlie Strutton is caught offside.

7:30

Offside, Hyde FC. Reece Gray tries a through ball, but Reece Gray is caught offside.

6:31

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

6:31

Reece Gray (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

6:04

Offside, Hyde FC. Scott Spencer tries a through ball, but Scott Spencer is caught offside.

5:30

Corner, Hyde FC.

5:17

Attempt blocked. David Poole (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

3:22

Attempt saved. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

2:23

Foul by Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town).

2:23

Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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