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Braintree Town 2-3 Welling United

Welling hit back to beat in-form Braintree and move to within two points of the Conference Premier play-offs.

The hosts led when Charlie Strutton beat the offside trap to run onto Chez Isaac's pass and fire past Lee Butcher.

Jamie Day's brilliant 25-yard free-kick into the top corner made it 1-1 before the break and Lee Clarke's 12-yard strike put the visitors ahead.

Alex Dyer's driven shot made it 3-1 and Welling held on despite late pressure after Jordan Cox's fine volley.

Town remain in the play-off spots in fifth place.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1McDonald
  • 21Griffiths
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Massey
  • 5Paine
  • 19Wells
  • 26MulleySubstituted forEnver-Marumat 46'minutes
  • 4Isaac
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forHolmanat 72'minutes
  • 22CoxBooked at 40mins
  • 7Strutton

Substitutes

  • 14Carney
  • 18Enver-Marum
  • 10Holman
  • 20Hamann
  • 2Peters

Welling

  • 18ButcherBooked at 90mins
  • 3Obersteller
  • 5Franks
  • 26Cargill
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 15DyerBooked at 32mins
  • 27DayBooked at 90mins
  • 8Clarke
  • 33HealyBooked at 90mins
  • 9Guthrie
  • 11PiresBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hughes-Mason
  • 20Come
  • 13Turner
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,119

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Welling United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Welling United 3.

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

Lee Clarke (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Chez Isaac with a cross.

Booking

Joe Healy (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joe Healy (Welling United).

Sam Griffiths (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jamie Day (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Booking

Lee Butcher (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, Welling United 3. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Foul by Fraser Franks (Welling United).

Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Loick Pires (Welling United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Day with a cross.

Foul by Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town).

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

Foul by Loick Pires (Welling United).

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Welling United 3. Alex Dyer (Welling United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kurtis Guthrie.

Corner, Welling United.

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United) wins a free kick.

Booking

Loick Pires (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Loick Pires (Welling United).

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Holman replaces Daniel Sparkes.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Welling United 2. Lee Clarke (Welling United).

Offside, Welling United. Loick Pires tries a through ball, but Loick Pires is caught offside.

Hand ball by Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town).

Offside, Welling United. Loick Pires tries a through ball, but Loick Pires is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Kurtis Guthrie (Welling United).

Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Alex Dyer (Welling United).

Attempt missed. Loick Pires (Welling United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Loui Fazackerley with a cross.

Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

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