Braintree Town 3-1 Gateshead

Braintree stretched their unbeaten run to four games with a win over Gateshead in the Blue Square Bet Premier.

Britt Assombalonga clinically curled an effort past Paul Farman for the opener in the early exchanges.

Ben Wright poked home at the near post almost immediately, before Assombalonga got his second with spectacular volley to give the Iron a three-goal lead.

Jamie Chandler scored a consolation effort from 25 yards late on, but that was the end of Gateshead's goal threat.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Braintree Town

  • 01 McDonald
  • 03 Thomas
  • 05 Paine
  • 16 O'Connor
  • 24 Wells
  • 06 Reason
  • 07 Symons
  • 14 Assombalonga
  • 15 Quinton
  • 09 Marks (Bailey-Dennis - 88' )
  • 10 Wright (Guy - 88' )

Substitutes

  • 31 Haxell
  • 04 Bailey-Dennis
  • 18 Clark
  • 11 Guy
  • 37 Bentley

Gateshead

  • 13 Farman
  • 05 Curtis
  • 06 Clark
  • 14 Baxter
  • 25 Dummett
  • 04 Gate (Turnbull - 57' Booked )
  • 17 Marwood (Brittain - 46' )
  • 21 Chandler Booked
  • 24 O'Brien
  • 09 Shaw
  • 15 Hatch Booked (Cummins - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Deasy
  • 18 Magney
  • 07 Brittain
  • 08 Turnbull
  • 11 Cummins
Ref: Hopkins
Att: 650

Match Stats

Shots

12 5

On target

9 1

Corners

9 3

Fouls

14 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:22 Full time

Full Time The referee blows for the end of the match.

90:00 +2:48

The official flags Jamie Guy offside. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +1:36

The ball is swung over by Paul Dummett, save made by Nathan McDonald.

90:00 +0:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamie Chandler - Braintree 3 - 1 Gateshead Jamie Chandler finds the back of the net with a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 3-1 Gateshead.

89:39

Corner from the right by-line taken by Martin Brittain, Matthew Paine manages to make a clearance.

87:07 Substitution

Substitution (Braintree Town) makes a substitution, with Adam Bailey-Dennis coming on for Sean Marks.

87:07 Substitution

Substitution Jamie Guy comes on in place of Ben Wright.

86:40

The official flags Ben Wright offside. Paul Dummett takes the free kick.

84:21

The referee blows for offside. James Curtis restarts play with the free kick.

83:43

Ben Wright takes the inswinging corner, Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.

83:10

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Craig Baxter.

81:56

Ben Wright takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Britt Assombalonga takes a shot. Ben Clark gets a block in.

79:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Britt Assombalonga on Micky Cummins. Ben Clark takes the free kick.

77:14

A cross is delivered by Craig Baxter.

72:08

The ball is crossed by Phil Turnbull, clearance by Matthew Paine.

71:06

Paul Dummett concedes a free kick for a foul on Sean Marks. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ben Wright, Paul Dummett manages to make a clearance.

70:21

Indirect free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

70:21 Booking

Booking Phil Turnbull booked for dissent.

69:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Dummett on Britt Assombalonga.

69:41

A cross is delivered by Martin Brittain, Nicky Symons manages to make a clearance.

68:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jai Reason on Paul Dummett. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Farman.

68:24

Jai Reason takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

67:37

The ball is delivered by Paul Dummett, Aswad Thomas makes a clearance.

67:27

The ball is swung over by Martin Brittain, Dean Wells manages to make a clearance.

65:39

Inswinging corner taken by Ben Wright, Dean Wells takes a shot. Save by Paul Farman.

65:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Micky Cummins on Dean Wells. Nathan McDonald takes the indirect free kick.

64:38

Unfair challenge on Craig Baxter by Jai Reason results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

63:11

The ball is crossed by Martin Brittain, Dean Wells makes a clearance.

62:35

Ben Wright delivers the ball, Jai Reason takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

61:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ben Clark on Sean Marks. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

61:24

Paul Dummett produces a cross, Jai Reason makes a clearance.

60:48

Martin Brittain produces a cross, Effort from the edge of the area by Micky Cummins goes wide of the right-hand post.

59:06

Brad Quinton concedes a free kick for a foul on Phil Turnbull. Direct free kick taken by Phil Turnbull.

58:08

Unfair challenge on Craig Baxter by Jai Reason results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Martin Brittain, Nicky Symons makes a clearance.

57:31

The official flags Ben Wright offside. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

56:16 Substitution

Substitution Micky Cummins is brought on as a substitute for Liam Hatch.

56:16 Substitution

Substitution Phil Turnbull replaces Kris Gate.

54:24

Brad Quinton provided the assist for the goal.

54:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Braintree 3 - 0 Gateshead Britt Assombalonga finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 3-0 Gateshead.

53:37

The ball is delivered by Ben Wright, James Curtis makes a clearance.

51:38

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright to the near post, Dean Wells takes a shot. Ben Clark gets a block in. Jai Reason produces a cross, Dean Wells takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.

49:50

Indirect free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

49:50 Booking

Booking Jamie Chandler goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

49:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Symons by Jamie Chandler.

48:38

The ball is delivered by Britt Assombalonga, clearance by James Curtis.

47:29

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright, Matthew Paine produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

46:19

The ball is crossed by Brad Quinton, Jamie Chandler gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright played to the near post, Matthew Paine takes a shot. Save made by Paul Farman.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution (Gateshead) makes a substitution, with Martin Brittain coming on for James Marwood.

45:00 +4:25 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +3:50

The referee blows for offside. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

45:00 +3:04

Inswinging corner taken by James Marwood from the left by-line, save made by Nathan McDonald.

45:00 +2:25

Liam Hatch fouled by Dean Wells, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Dummett takes the free kick.

45:00 +1:23

Kris Gate has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

45:00 +0:53

Sean Marks is caught offside. Craig Baxter takes the free kick.

45:00 +0:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Marwood on Aswad Thomas. Nathan McDonald takes the indirect free kick.

42:33

Britt Assombalonga crosses the ball, Craig Baxter manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Ben Wright from the left by-line to the near post, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Dummett by Britt Assombalonga. Free kick taken by Paul Farman.

41:53

Centre by Alan O'Brien, Header on goal by Liam Hatch from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

40:34

Brad Quinton crosses the ball, Jai Reason takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

39:09

The ball is swung over by Alan O'Brien, Dean Wells manages to make a clearance.

38:24

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Paine on Jon Shaw. Paul Dummett takes the free kick.

38:03

Foul by Sean Marks on Ben Clark, free kick awarded. Ben Clark restarts play with the free kick.

37:20

The ball is delivered by James Marwood, Liam Hatch concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Paine. Nathan McDonald takes the indirect free kick.

36:28

James Marwood challenges Aswad Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Brad Quinton restarts play with the free kick.

33:59

Brad Quinton is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Paul Farman restarts play with the free kick.

32:34

Aswad Thomas delivers the ball, save by Paul Farman.

31:53

Ben Wright produces a cross, save made by Paul Farman.

31:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Curtis on Ben Wright. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

30:47

Foul by Brad Quinton on Kris Gate, free kick awarded. Paul Farman takes the indirect free kick.

25:26

Jon Shaw concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Wells. Free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

24:23

Free kick taken by Brad Quinton.

24:23 Booking

Booking Liam Hatch booked for unsporting behaviour.

24:11

Nicky Symons fouled by Liam Hatch, the ref awards a free kick.

23:28

The ball is sent over by Craig Baxter, clearance made by Matthew Paine.

21:21

Unfair challenge on Dean Wells by Jon Shaw results in a free kick. Nathan McDonald takes the free kick.

20:00

Liam Hatch concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Wells. Dean Wells restarts play with the free kick.

18:36

Craig Baxter produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Paine. James Marwood takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Dean Wells.

18:22

Alan O'Brien crosses the ball, clearance made by Aswad Thomas.

18:08

Alan O'Brien produces a cross, blocked by Matthew Paine.

16:04

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ben Wright. Paul Farman takes the free kick.

14:52

Handball decision goes against Britt Assombalonga. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Dummett.

14:01

Unfair challenge on Jamie Chandler by Aswad Thomas results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Farman.

13:23

Centre by Liam Hatch, Kris Gate takes a shot. Pat O'Connor gets a block in.

12:36

Sean Marks gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Baxter. Free kick taken by Jamie Chandler.

11:09

Jai Reason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Baxter. Free kick taken by Craig Baxter.

9:05

Sean Marks is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Ben Clark takes the indirect free kick.

8:08

The ball is crossed by Alan O'Brien, clearance made by Aswad Thomas.

7:08

James Curtis concedes a free kick for a foul on Ben Wright. Free kick crossed by Jai Reason, save made by Paul Farman.

5:55

The assist for the goal came from Aswad Thomas.

5:55 Goal scored

Goal! - Ben Wright - Braintree 2 - 0 Gateshead Ben Wright finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Braintree Town 2-0 Gateshead.

4:14

Assist on the goal came from Nicky Symons.

4:14 Goal scored

Goal! - Britt Assombalonga - Braintree 1 - 0 Gateshead Britt Assombalonga finds the back of the net with a goal from just inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Braintree Town 1-0 Gateshead.

2:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Hatch on Matthew Paine. Indirect free kick taken by Nathan McDonald.

2:20

A cross is delivered by James Marwood, clearance by Pat O'Connor.

2:03

The ball is crossed by James Marwood, blocked by Aswad Thomas.

0:15

Britt Assombalonga gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Hatch. The free kick is delivered right-footed by James Marwood from left channel, Liam Hatch challenges Matthew Paine unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nathan McDonald restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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