Alfreton remained bottom of the Conference and without a league point following a home defeat by Braintree.

Luke Graham should have put the home side in front, but could not find the target from three yards.

And Alfreton were made to pay for that costly miss in the second half as Kenny Davis headed in a Dan Sparkes corner to give Braintree the lead.

Sparkes then fired in from the edge of the box to secure a third win of the season for Alan Devonshire's side.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Alfreton Town

  • 20 Dawson
  • 03 Rowe-Turner
  • 10 Bradley
  • 02 Wood Booked
  • 15 Keane Booked
  • 05 Graham
  • 21 Thanoj (McDonald - 73' )
  • 12 Shaw
  • 08 Stevenson (Hicks - 77' )
  • 14 Sheridan
  • 18 Ironside (Clayton - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Hicks
  • 09 Clayton
  • 16 Gray
  • 17 McDonald

Braintree Town

  • 01 Hamann
  • 02 Brundle Booked
  • 20 Clerima
  • 03 Habergham
  • 06 Massey
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 08 Davis
  • 26 Mulley
  • 04 Isaac
  • 18 Cox (Marks - 72' )
  • 07 Walker (Akinola - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Marks
  • 14 Smith
  • 15 Akinola
  • 29 Pentney
Ref: Nigel Lugg
Att: 442

Match Stats

Shots

10 11

On target

0 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2.

90:00 +2:40

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

90:00 +1:53

Corner, Braintree Town.

90:00 +1:37

Corner, Braintree Town.

90:00 +1:14

Attempt blocked. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:35

Corner, Braintree Town.

89:06

Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

86:05

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

84:31

Corner, Alfreton Town.

82:29

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

82:29

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

81:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Joe Ironside.

79:13 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Marks with a headed pass.

78:42

Attempt blocked. Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Nathan Hicks replaces Lee Stevenson.

75:11

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

74:34

Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

74:34

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

73:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Alfreton Town. Massiah McDonald replaces Andi Thanoj.

71:29 Substitution

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

70:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola replaces Dan Walker.

70:35

Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

69:56

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

69:56

Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

64:28

Corner, Alfreton Town.

64:07

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

64:07

Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

63:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 1. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Sparkes with a cross.

62:37

Corner, Braintree Town.

60:49

Corner, Alfreton Town.

60:28

Attempt blocked. Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

57:38

Attempt missed. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

56:57 Booking

Booking Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:39

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

56:39

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

56:09

Corner, Alfreton Town.

55:43

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

55:08

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

55:08

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

49:28

Foul by Dan Walker (Braintree Town).

49:28

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

45:00

Second Half begins Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 0.

45:00 +2:51 Half time

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

45:00 +2:10

Corner, Alfreton Town.

44:54

Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

43:26

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box from a direct free kick.

42:43 Booking

Booking Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

42:25

Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

42:25

Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

40:09

Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Walker tries a through ball, but Dan Walker is caught offside.

39:25

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left from a direct free kick.

38:27

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

38:27

Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

38:00

Corner, Alfreton Town.

37:32

Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box from a direct free kick.

36:52 Booking

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

36:14

Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

36:14

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

33:32

Foul by Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town).

33:32

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

32:36

Corner, Braintree Town.

29:21

Foul by Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town).

29:21

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

28:38

Corner, Alfreton Town.

28:23

Attempt missed. Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

26:55

Attempt missed. Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

24:07

Attempt missed. Lee Stevenson (Alfreton Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

23:14

Foul by Joe Ironside (Alfreton Town).

23:14

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

22:08

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town).

22:08

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

21:15

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

20:25

Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

20:25

Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

18:44

Corner, Alfreton Town.

18:26

Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box.

13:34

Attempt saved. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved.

13:15

Foul by Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town).

13:15

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

12:40

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

12:10

Corner, Alfreton Town.

11:30

Corner, Alfreton Town.

6:10

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

6:10

Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

1:53

Foul by Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town).

1:53

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

1:17

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

1:17

Andi Thanoj (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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