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Braintree Town 2-0 FC Halifax Town

Braintree sealed victory against 10-man Halifax who slipped to within a point of the National League relegation zone.

Kenny Davis found the net for Braintree after just 30 seconds when he tapped in after Simeon Akinola had hit the post.

The Shaymen were reduced to 10 men when Kevin Roberts fouled Alex Woodyard and picked up a second booking.

Michael Cheek made sure Braintree took away all three points when he rounded Sam Johnson after capitalising on Matty Brown's hesitation to score.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1King
  • 2Clerima
  • 30Woodyard
  • 6Fry
  • 4IsaacBooked at 34minsSubstituted forBrundleat 80'minutes
  • 15Phillips
  • 8DavisBooked at 53mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forGardnerat 78'minutes
  • 10AkinolaBooked at 59minsSubstituted forMilesat 86'minutes
  • 23Cheek

Substitutes

  • 7Brundle
  • 12Gardner
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
  • 33Crowe

Halifax

  • 23Johnson
  • 2BoltonBooked at 50mins
  • 14Brown
  • 4James
  • 15RobertsBooked at 57mins
  • 6BencherifBooked at 84mins
  • 35WroeBooked at 84mins
  • 3McManus
  • 17MacDonaldSubstituted forPeniketat 46'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 9BurrowSubstituted forHughesat 80'minutes
  • 39WhitehouseSubstituted forHibbsat 46'minutesBooked at 49mins

Substitutes

  • 1Porter
  • 11Walker
  • 12Peniket
  • 16Hibbs
  • 24Hughes
Referee:
Alan Young

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamHalifax
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, FC Halifax Town 0.

Foul by James Bolton (FC Halifax Town).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Corner, FC Halifax Town.

Offside, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles tries a through ball, but Taylor Miles is caught offside.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Simeon Akinola.

Attempt missed. Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Booking

Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hamza Bencherif (FC Halifax Town).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Mitch Brundle replaces Chez Isaac.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Halifax Town. Connor Hughes replaces Jordan Burrow.

Attempt missed. Jordan Burrow (FC Halifax Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Gardner replaces Dan Sparkes.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Remy Clerima with a cross.

Foul by Kingsley James (FC Halifax Town).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, FC Halifax Town 0. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

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

Booking

Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Richard Peniket (FC Halifax Town).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Scott McManus (FC Halifax Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes tries a through ball, but Dan Sparkes is caught offside.

Booking

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham352310266224479
2Forest Green35245660322877
3Grimsby331711566293762
4Wrexham351671260441655
5Gateshead34167114449-555
6Tranmere341591044341054
7Braintree31158836241253
8Dover31157955421352
9Lincoln City351410115446852
10Eastleigh32148105045550
11Woking35147145748949
12Macclesfield33152164740747
13Aldershot33126153947-842
14Bromley32125155357-441
15Chester33109144149-839
16Southport33109143345-1239
17Barrow32108144158-1738
18Guiseley33911133148-1738
19Altrincham33810153255-2334
20Halifax3389164768-2133
21Boreham Wood33711152734-732
22Welling3368192547-2226
23Torquay3168173559-2426
24Kidderminster3459203455-2124
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