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Hyde 0-3 Braintree Town

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."

Line-ups

Hyde United

  • 1Carnell
  • 2Brizell
  • 4HainingBooked at 17mins
  • 5Ashworth
  • 3Griffin
  • 6Tomsett
  • 11HughesSubstituted forDieseruvweat 59'minutes
  • 8BrownSubstituted forAlmondat 44'minutes
  • 7PooleSubstituted forCollinsat 69'minutes
  • 26Gray
  • 9Spencer

Substitutes

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

Braintree

  • 1McDonald
  • 19Wells
  • 21Griffiths
  • 5Paine
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Massey
  • 26MulleyBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCarneyat 78'minutes
  • 11Sparkes
  • 4Isaac
  • 7StruttonSubstituted forHolmanat 81'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCoxat 50'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamHyde UnitedAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 3.
Corner, Hyde FC.
Corner, Hyde FC.
Corner, Hyde FC.
Attempt blocked. Adam Griffin (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Collins.
Corner, Hyde FC.
Attempt missed. Adam Griffin (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Attempt blocked. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Hyde FC.
Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Holman replaces Charlie Strutton.
Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).
Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Newman Carney replaces James Mulley.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Attempt saved. Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.
Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).
Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

Booking

James Mulley (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).
Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).
Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.
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.

Substitution

Substitution, Hyde FC. Tom Collins replaces David Poole.
Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).
Louis Almond (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 3. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).
Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.
Foul by Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Hyde FC).
Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).
Reece Gray (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by David Poole (Hyde FC).
Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hyde FC. Emmanuel Dieseruvwe replaces Connor Hughes.
Attempt missed. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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.
Foul by Reece Gray (Hyde FC).
Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Josh Brizell (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt missed. Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Sean Marks.

Second Half

Second Half begins Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 1.
Attempt missed. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Sam Griffiths (Braintree Town).
David Poole (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Scott Spencer (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Dean Wells (Braintree Town).
Reece Gray (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Hyde FC. Louis Almond replaces Alex Brown.
Foul by Scott Spencer (Hyde FC).
Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

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