National League
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Braintree Town 2-1 Woking

Braintree made it five games unbeaten and leapfrogged opponents Woking to move into the National League top five, thanks to Michael Cheek's winner.

Woking's Dan Holman headed wide early on before Braintree keeper Will Norris saved well from Giuseppe Sole's shot.

Taylor Miles struck a post for the hosts before they went in front when Simeon Akinola raced clear to convert.

Keiran Murtagh headed the visitors level, but Cheek pounced from close in to seal Braintree's victory.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Garry Hill: Woking boss on loss to Braintree

"We got what we deserved which was nothing. The second half was very very poor, the worst 45 minutes we've played this season.

"I think you can see their bench tonight jumping around like they've won the Champions League and we've become a big scalp to them. We were very poor second half and after their goalie got injured we felt sorry for them.

"We didn't defend properly second half and they were poor goals on our behalf and they thoroughly deserved to win the game. They capitalised on the fact we didn't work hard enough for the ball. I felt second half we let the whole football club down."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Norris
  • 7Brundle
  • 5Paine
  • 30Woodyard
  • 3HaberghamSubstituted forO'Shaughnessyat 46'minutes
  • 15Phillips
  • 14MilesSubstituted forSparkesat 46'minutes
  • 8DavisBooked at 45mins
  • 4Isaac
  • 23CheekSubstituted forMarksat 83'minutes
  • 10Akinola

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 11Sparkes
  • 12O'Shaughnessy
  • 18Cox
  • 22Edgar

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 7JonesSubstituted forPattieat 81'minutes
  • 22ThomasBooked at 90mins
  • 8Murtagh
  • 25Braham-Barrett
  • 5SaahBooked at 90mins
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forKeohaneat 74'minutes
  • 12PokuSubstituted forDanielat 73'minutes
  • 11GoddardBooked at 64mins
  • 20Holman
  • 10Sole

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 16Daniel
  • 18Hamann
  • 19Pattie
  • 23Keohane
Referee:
Nigel Lugg

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Woking 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Woking 1.

Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

Booking

Terell Thomas (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Terell Thomas (Woking).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

Brian Saah (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brian Saah (Woking).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt blocked. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Michael Cheek.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Ben Pattie replaces Joey Jones.

Foul by Kadell Daniel (Woking).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, Woking 1. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Jimmy Keohane replaces Bruno Andrade.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Kadell Daniel replaces Godfrey Poku.

Attempt saved. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (Woking).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Woking 1. Keiran Murtagh (Woking) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bruno Andrade.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt missed. Terell Thomas (Woking) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by John Goddard with a cross.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Bruno Andrade (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

John Goddard (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by John Goddard (Woking).

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Woking 0. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Foul by Brian Saah (Woking).

Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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