National League
Boreham Wood1Braintree0

Boreham Wood 1-0 Braintree Town

Anthony Jeffrey's early strike was enough to help Boreham Wood pick up a hard-fought victory over Braintree.

The forward scored from inside the area after just seven minutes for the struggling hosts, who started the day in the relegation places.

Jeffrey was then twice denied by good saves from keeper Will Norris as Boreham Wood searched for a second.

However, Braintree failed to extend their five-match unbeaten run as Jack Russell saved Mark Phillips' shot.

Line-ups

Boreham Wood

  • 1Russell
  • 2NunnBooked at 58mins
  • 3Woodards
  • 16Clifford
  • 6ReynoldsBooked at 65mins
  • 5Doe
  • 8ShakesBooked at 74mins
  • 4Cox
  • 25JeffreySubstituted forHowellat 90+1'minutes
  • 27Vilhete
  • 29Tiryaki

Substitutes

  • 9Howell
  • 10MacDonald
  • 17Morias
  • 20Clifford
  • 23Edwards

Braintree

  • 1Norris
  • 5PaineSubstituted forPowellat 82'minutes
  • 15Phillips
  • 8DavisBooked at 14mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 2Clerima
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forEdgarat 68'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 23Cheek
  • 30Woodyard
  • 14MilesSubstituted forMarksat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Fry
  • 7Brundle
  • 9Marks
  • 22Edgar
  • 32Powell
Referee:
Nigel Lugg

Match Stats

Home TeamBoreham WoodAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away4
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Boreham Wood 1, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Boreham Wood 1, Braintree Town 0.

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

Offside, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Boreham Wood. Luke Howell replaces Anthony Jeffrey.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

Ben Nunn (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Mark Phillips (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Jack Powell (Braintree Town).

Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Powell replaces Matt Paine.

Corner, Boreham Wood.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

Mauro Vilhete (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

Sam Cox (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ricky Shakes (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ricky Shakes (Boreham Wood).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

Mustafa Tiryaki (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Chez Isaac.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Callum Reynolds (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Callum Reynolds (Boreham Wood).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dan Woodards (Boreham Wood).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Cox (Boreham Wood).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Mustafa Tiryaki (Boreham Wood) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Offside, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.

Booking

Ben Nunn (Boreham Wood) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Nunn (Boreham Wood).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

Ben Nunn (Boreham Wood) wins a free kick.

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