Braintree Town 3-2 Cambridge

Second-half goals from Jai Reason, Sean Marks and Ben Wright gave Braintree a win over promotion-chasing Cambridge.

The hosts took the lead when Reason's free-kick eluded everyone and found the bottom corner.

Marks added a second from just inside the box before Wright's lob appeared to kill the game off.

But James Jennings scored a solo effort with two minutes left and Tom Shaw's goal deep into stoppage time gave the result respectability for the U's.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Scorline given false gloss - George

Cambridge United boss Jez George told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire:

"The only thing we need to forget from this afternoon is our two goals because they put a false gloss on the scoreline.

"The rest of it needs to be kept at the forefront of our mind because it wasn't good enough from start to finish.

"It looked like men against boys out there and we just couldn't handle them."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (6)

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 02 Peters
  • 03 Thomas Booked
  • 05 Paine
  • 24 Wells
  • 06 Reason
  • 07 Symons
  • 08 Davis (Johnson - 75' )
  • 17 Yiadom (Quinton - 86' Booked )
  • 09 Marks Booked
  • 10 Wright (Chilaka - 84' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Jones
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis
  • 15 Quinton
  • 18 Johnson
  • 19 Chilaka

Cambridge Utd

  • 01 Naisbitt
  • 02 Roberts Booked
  • 03 Jennings
  • 04 Coulson
  • 05 Wylde
  • 27 Thorpe Booked (Patrick - 71' )
  • 06 Shaw
  • 11 Dunk (Charles - 72' )
  • 18 Berry Booked
  • 09 Gash
  • 19 Marriott (Hughes - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Blaine Hudson
  • 16 Jarvis
  • 20 Patrick
  • 07 Charles
  • 17 Hughes
Ref: Andy Davies
Att: 2,029

Match Stats

Shots

17 8

On target

12 6

Corners

8 5

Fouls

13 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:44 Full time

Full Time The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

90:00 +4:44

Michael Gash provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +4:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Tom Shaw - Braintree 3 - 2 Cambridge Tom Shaw finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 3-2 Cambridge Utd.

90:00 +4:40

The ball is swung over by James Jennings,

90:00 +3:45

James Jennings sends in a cross, save by Nathan McDonald.

90:00 +1:26

Corner taken by Brad Quinton. Sean Marks takes a shot. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

90:00 +1:26 Booking

Booking Brad Quinton goes into the referee's book for time wasting.

87:04 Goal scored

Goal! - James Jennings - Braintree 3 - 1 Cambridge James Jennings finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 3-1 Cambridge Utd.

85:26 Substitution

Substitution Andrew Yiadom goes off and Brad Quinton comes on.

85:19

The ball is delivered by Aswad Thomas.

84:49

Centre by Ryan Charles, Ryan Peters manages to make a clearance.

83:32

Nathan McDonald takes the direct free kick.

83:32 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Chibuzor Chilaka coming on for Ben Wright.

83:32

Dean Wells fouled by Michael Gash, the ref awards a free kick.

82:42

Ben Wright takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Liam Hughes makes a clearance.

82:36

The ball is sent over by Sean Marks, Kevin Roberts manages to make a clearance.

79:27

Ryan Charles produces a cross, Dean Wells gets a block in. Corner taken by Ryan Charles, Michael Wylde takes a shot. Matt Paine gets a block in. Aswad Thomas fouled by Liam Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

78:45

Matt Paine concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Gash. Free kick crossed left-footed by James Jennings from left channel, Jai Reason manages to make a clearance.

78:25

Matt Johnson delivers the ball.

77:41

Free kick crossed by Jai Reason, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

77:41 Booking

Booking Luke Berry is shown a yellow card.

77:33

Luke Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on Aswad Thomas.

76:18

Assist by Sean Marks.

76:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Wright - Braintree 3 - 0 Cambridge Ben Wright grabs a goal from long distance to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 3-0 Cambridge Utd.

75:35

Ryan Peters sends in a cross.

74:32 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Matt Johnson coming on for Kenny Davis.

72:54

Aswad Thomas sends in a cross, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

70:20

Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

70:20 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Charles is brought on as a substitute for Harrison Dunk.

70:20 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Patrick replaces Jonathon Thorpe.

70:20

Sean Marks takes a shot. Josh Coulson gets a block in. Nicky Symons takes a shot. Michael Wylde gets a block in. Unfair challenge on Josh Coulson by Andrew Yiadom results in a free kick.

70:03

Aswad Thomas sends in a cross.

69:05

Foul by Michael Gash on Matt Paine, free kick awarded. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

65:29

James Jennings takes a shot from 35 yards and missed to the right of the target.

63:55

The ball is swung over by Jonathon Thorpe, Michael Gash takes a shot. Save by Nathan McDonald.

61:59

Unfair challenge on Michael Gash by Dean Wells results in a free kick. James Jennings crosses the ball in from the free kick.

61:30

Unfair challenge on Kevin Roberts by Andrew Yiadom results in a free kick. Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

60:22

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathon Thorpe by Ben Wright. Kevin Roberts takes the direct free kick. Michael Gash produces a cross, Ryan Peters gets a block in. Harrison Dunk decides to take a short corner, A cross is delivered by Tom Shaw, Kenny Davis makes a clearance.

60:09

Harrison Dunk delivers the ball, clearance by Dean Wells.

59:42

Effort on goal by Nicky Symons from long distance goes harmlessly over the target.

59:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright from the right by-line, clearance by Michael Gash.

58:37

The ball is crossed by Harrison Dunk, Matt Paine manages to make a clearance.

58:22

The ball is delivered by Aswad Thomas, James Jennings makes a clearance.

57:15

Ben Wright produces a cross, save by Danny Naisbitt.

56:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Wylde on Sean Marks. Direct free kick taken by Ryan Peters.

56:13 Substitution

Substitution Adam Marriott goes off and Liam Hughes comes on.

54:54

The assist for the goal came from Nathan McDonald.

54:54 Goal scored

Goal! - Sean Marks - Braintree 2 - 0 Cambridge Sean Marks finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 2-0 Cambridge Utd.

54:20

Michael Gash concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Paine. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

52:32

A cross is delivered by Jai Reason.

51:54

Michael Gash takes a shot. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Adam Marriott, Matt Paine makes a clearance.

51:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean Marks on Michael Wylde. James Jennings restarts play with the free kick.

50:38 Goal scored

Goal! - Jai Reason - Braintree 1 - 0 Cambridge Jai Reason grabs a goal. Braintree Town 1-0 Cambridge Utd.

50:02

Jai Reason crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel,

50:02 Booking

Booking Caution for Jonathon Thorpe.

49:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aswad Thomas by Jonathon Thorpe.

49:01

The offside flag is raised against Michael Gash. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

47:23

The ball is crossed by Aswad Thomas, Michael Wylde manages to make a clearance.

45:14

Harrison Dunk concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Yiadom. Ben Wright crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Kevin Roberts. Nicky Symons has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

45:01

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

45:00 +3:26 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2:18

The ball is swung over by Jai Reason, Josh Coulson gets a block in. Ben Wright takes a corner.

45:00 +0:45

Tom Shaw takes a shot. Matt Paine gets a block in. Corner taken by Adam Marriott, Nicky Symons manages to make a clearance.

45:00 +0:07

Sean Marks takes a shot. Josh Coulson gets a block in. Ben Wright takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

44:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Marriott by Nicky Symons. Free kick taken by Josh Coulson.

42:07

Adam Marriott is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

39:01

Jai Reason sends in a cross, Headed effort on goal by Kenny Davis from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

39:01 Booking

Booking Kevin Roberts receives a caution.

38:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Roberts on Aswad Thomas.

37:08

Corner taken by Adam Marriott from the left by-line, Michael Wylde concedes a free kick for a foul on Matt Paine. Nathan McDonald takes the direct free kick.

36:21

Ben Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Roberts. Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

36:09

The ball is delivered by Nicky Symons, Jonathon Thorpe gets a block in.

36:02

Aswad Thomas delivers the ball, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

33:14

The ball is swung over by Ryan Peters, Sean Marks takes a shot. Blocked by Kevin Roberts. Centre by Ryan Peters, James Jennings manages to make a clearance. The ball is sent over by Andrew Yiadom, clearance made by Josh Coulson. The ball is crossed by Andrew Yiadom, Josh Coulson manages to make a clearance.

32:36

Sean Marks takes a shot. Save made by Danny Naisbitt.

32:11

The ball is swung over by Harrison Dunk, Dean Wells makes a clearance.

31:10

The referee blows for offside against Ben Wright. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

30:34

Michael Gash concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Yiadom. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

28:04

Aswad Thomas delivers the ball, Michael Gash makes a clearance.

27:38

Short corner worked by Ben Wright, James Jennings makes a clearance.

27:06

Jonathon Thorpe sends in a cross, save by Nathan McDonald.

26:37

Outswinging corner taken by Ben Wright, Danny Naisbitt makes a comfortable save.

26:06

Luke Berry produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 30 yards. Save by Nathan McDonald.

25:45

Andrew Yiadom takes a shot from 25 yards. Save by Danny Naisbitt.

24:57

Danny Naisbitt takes the direct free kick.

24:57 Booking

Booking Sean Marks receives a yellow card.

24:23

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Wylde by Sean Marks.

23:06

Foul by James Jennings on Andrew Yiadom, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ben Wright, clearance by Michael Wylde. Effort on goal by Jai Reason from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

22:24

The assistant referee flags for offside against Harrison Dunk. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

21:18

Shot from just outside the box by Nicky Symons goes over the bar.

19:16

The free kick is delivered left-footed by James Jennings from right channel.

19:16 Booking

Booking Aswad Thomas receives a yellow card.

19:05

Jonathon Thorpe fouled by Aswad Thomas, the ref awards a free kick.

18:21

A cross is delivered by Aswad Thomas.

17:53

Michael Gash is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

17:08

The referee blows for offside. Danny Naisbitt restarts play with the free kick.

15:49

Michael Wylde gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sean Marks. Ryan Peters takes the direct free kick. Ben Wright sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Gash.

15:16

Jonathon Thorpe sends in a cross, free kick awarded for a foul by Harrison Dunk on Andrew Yiadom. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

14:49

James Jennings produces a cross, Matt Paine makes a clearance.

13:11

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ben Wright, clearance made by Michael Wylde.

13:04

The ball is crossed by Ben Wright, blocked by Josh Coulson.

11:18

Ryan Peters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Marriott. James Jennings takes the free kick.

11:04

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright to the near post, James Jennings makes a clearance.

9:58

Tom Shaw gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kenny Davis. Ben Wright produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

6:46

Aswad Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Gash. Free kick crossed by Adam Marriott, clearance made by Dean Wells.

6:14

The ball is sent over by Ryan Peters, Kenny Davis takes a shot. Comfortable save by Danny Naisbitt.

5:09

The ball is delivered by Jonathon Thorpe.

4:27

The ball is swung over by Ryan Peters, clearance made by Michael Wylde.

2:02

Foul by Andrew Yiadom on James Jennings, free kick awarded. Danny Naisbitt takes the free kick.

0:44

The ball is delivered by Adam Marriott, clearance by Matt Paine.

0:20

Luke Berry concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Wright. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The game begins.

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