Tamworth held in-form Braintree to a draw despite having debutant Charlie Allen sent off in the first half.

Allen, who joined on loan from Gillingham on Thursday, came on as a 33rd-minute substitute but lasted only eight minutes before seeing red for a foul on Chez Isaac.

However the visitors failed to make the extra man count.

James Mulley fired wide before Daniel Holman hit the crossbar, while keeper Cameron Belford denied Kenny Davis.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"It was a tough old game. We knew what they were going to do with two forwards they started with - route one.

"We've got a draw, we're disappointed we didn't get all three points. To be fair we lacked a bit of quality in front of goal so maybe they deserved a draw.

"It was difficult conditions. If you go through the whole team, one or two did OK, but we didn't play that well.

"After playing against 10 men, it's two points dropped."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Tamworth

  • 01 Belford
  • 34 Keane Booked
  • 15 Courtney
  • 19 Capaldi
  • 06 Richards-Everton
  • 33 Morgan (Allen - 33' Dismissed )
  • 29 Hildreth Booked
  • 26 Elford-Alliyu (Todd - 46' )
  • 17 Peniket Booked
  • 28 Chadwick
  • 09 Richards (Wright - 91' )

Substitutes

  • 27 Wright
  • 20 Todd
  • 32 Allen
  • 07 Kerry
  • 25 Higgins

Braintree Town

  • 20 Hamann
  • 14 Carney
  • 15 Massey
  • 19 Wells
  • 05 Paine Booked
  • 26 Mulley
  • 08 Davis
  • 04 Isaac (Daley - 60' )
  • 09 Marks (Cox - 77' )
  • 10 Holman (Enver-Marum - 77' )
  • 02 Peters

Substitutes

  • 22 Cox
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 12 Daley
  • 01 McDonald
  • 18 Enver-Marum
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Att: 716

Match Stats

Shots

4 7

On target

0 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

17 13

Live Text Commentary

+8:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Tamworth 0, Braintree Town 0.

90:00 +4:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Tamworth 0, Braintree Town 0.

90:00 +0:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Mark Wright replaces Justin Richards.

89:10

Foul by Justin Richards (Tamworth).

89:10

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

88:07

Hand ball by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

87:02

Hand ball by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

85:26

Corner, Braintree Town.

85:06

Attempt saved. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83:37

Attempt missed. Luke Daley (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

81:18

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

81:18

Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

79:24

Attempt missed. Andy Todd (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

76:35 Substitution

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

76:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Liam Enver-Marum replaces Dan Holman.

73:38 Booking

Booking Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

73:23

Foul by Lee Hildreth (Tamworth).

73:23

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

68:05

Dan Holman (Braintree Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

67:33

Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

67:33

Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

65:32

Offside, Tamworth. Nick Chadwick tries a through ball, but Nick Chadwick is caught offside.

63:32

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

63:32

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

61:23 Booking

Booking Richard Peniket (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

61:02

Foul by Richard Peniket (Tamworth).

61:02

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

59:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces Chez Isaac.

58:19

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

53:33

Corner, Tamworth.

51:32

Foul by Dan Holman (Braintree Town).

51:32

Andy Todd (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

50:51

Foul by Justin Richards (Tamworth).

50:51

Newman Carney (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

49:30

Foul by Nick Chadwick (Tamworth).

49:30

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

48:41

Attempt missed. James Mulley (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

46:58

Foul by Nick Chadwick (Tamworth).

46:58

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Andy Todd replaces Lateef Elford-Alliyu.

45:00

Second Half begins Tamworth 0, Braintree Town 0.

45:00 +4:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Tamworth 0, Braintree Town 0.

45:00 +3:27

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

45:00 +0:16

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

45:00 +0:16

Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

44:17

Attempt missed. Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

43:19

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chez Isaac.

42:50

Corner, Braintree Town.

40:16 Dismissal

Dismissal Charlie Allen (Tamworth) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

39:02

Foul by Charlie Allen (Tamworth).

39:02

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

37:52

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

37:52

Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

35:06

Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).

35:06

Nick Chadwick (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

34:32

Foul by Lee Hildreth (Tamworth).

34:32

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

33:24

Corner, Tamworth.

32:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Tamworth. Charlie Allen replaces David Morgan.

31:33

Hand ball by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

30:48

Foul by Dan Holman (Braintree Town).

30:48

Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

29:55

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

29:55

Tony Capaldi (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

28:20

Foul by Lateef Elford-Alliyu (Tamworth).

28:20

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

24:06

Foul by Nick Chadwick (Tamworth).

24:06

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

21:08

Foul by David Morgan (Tamworth).

21:08

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

19:58 Booking

Booking Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

19:20

Hand ball by Lee Hildreth (Tamworth).

18:04

Attempt missed. Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

16:41

Foul by Lee Hildreth (Tamworth).

16:41

Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

12:46

Attempt missed. Justin Richards (Tamworth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

6:09

Foul by Newman Carney (Braintree Town).

6:09

Richard Peniket (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

5:18

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

5:18

Tony Capaldi (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

3:32

Foul by Justin Richards (Tamworth).

3:32

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

3:02

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Chez Isaac.

2:48

Corner, Braintree Town.

2:03 Booking

Booking Jordan Keane (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

1:56

Foul by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

1:56

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

1:17

Hand ball by Jordan Keane (Tamworth).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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