National League
Braintree3Wrexham0

Braintree Town 3-0 Wrexham

Danny Livesey of Wrexham battles with Braintree's Kenny Davis

Sean Marks, Dan Holman and Alex Jakubiak scored as Braintree extended their unbeaten run to five games with victory against Wrexham.

Braintree took a deserved lead when Marks linked well with Holman before he rounded keeper Andy Coughlin to roll the ball into an empty net.

Wrexham made a bright start to the second half and Joe Anyinsah's fierce half volley was saved by Nick Hamann.

Holman doubled Braintree's lead before substitute Jakubiak added a third.

Jakubiak came off the bench to make his Braintree debut having joined on a month's loan from Watford.

Wrexham caretaker-manager Billy Barr told BBC Radio Wales:

"It's a tough night for everybody connected with Wrexham. I just didn't see that first half coming, that's not what we've been like.

"I couldn't come up with anything positive at half time, I tried to rattle a few cages. We came out with a little bit more intent but still not enough.

"I'm lost for words in a way - it's hit me and it's horrible. The feeling I've got in my stomach at the moment - it's just sick.

"I'll hopefully try and get a few players in [on loan] ... because it looks as though we might need to."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 15Massey
  • 19Wells
  • 3Habergham
  • 5Paine
  • 8DavisSubstituted forIsaacat 46'minutes
  • 23Laurent
  • 9Marks
  • 17MensahSubstituted forSparkesat 77'minutes
  • 2Peters
  • 10HolmanSubstituted forJakubiakat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Isaac
  • 12Daley
  • 27Jakubiak
  • 11Sparkes
  • 1McDonald

Wrexham

  • 13Coughlin
  • 2Wright
  • 14Tomassen
  • 5LiveseySubstituted forArtellat 46'minutes
  • 3Ashton
  • 16HuntSubstituted forOglebyat 59'minutes
  • 12Keates
  • 29Carrington
  • 8HarrisBooked at 70minsSubstituted forReynoldsat 76'minutes
  • 26Anyinsah
  • 10Ormerod

Substitutes

  • 17Clowes
  • 27Reynolds
  • 28Artell
  • 15Ogleby
  • 1Mayebi
Referee:
Paul Rees
Attendance:
699

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home21
Away10
Shots on Target
Home11
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 3, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 3, Wrexham 0.

Attempt saved. Brett Ormerod (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 3, Wrexham 0. Alex Jakubiak (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes.

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt blocked. Danny Reynolds (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Braintree Town).

Neil Ashton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brett Ormerod (Wrexham).

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Joe Anyinsah (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Jakubiak replaces Dan Holman.

Foul by Stephen Wright (Wrexham).

Josh Laurent (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

Stephen Wright (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Danny Reynolds (Wrexham) hits the bar with a header from the right side of the six yard box. Assisted by Mark Carrington with a cross.

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

Steve Tomassen (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Sparkes replaces Bernard Mensah.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Danny Reynolds replaces Jay Harris.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, Wrexham 0. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bernard Mensah with a cross.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town) hits the woodwork with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Corner, Wrexham.

Booking

Jay Harris (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jay Harris (Wrexham).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Neil Ashton (Wrexham) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Carrington.

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt blocked. Jay Harris (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Josh Laurent (Braintree Town).

Jay Harris (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Offside, Wrexham. Joe Anyinsah tries a through ball, but Joe Anyinsah is caught offside.

Foul by Neil Ashton (Wrexham).

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