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Braintree Town 0-1 Forest Green Rovers

Sam Russell saved a late penalty to secure victory for Forest Green at Braintree in the National League.

Keanu Marsh-Brown's second goal in two games was enough as he broke the deadlock, just when it looked like Braintree might survive through to the interval.

With 19 minutes to go the hosts had a golden opportunity to earn a point but Russell got down well to his left to deny Chez Isaac from the penalty spot.

Mark Cooper's side remain second in the table, one point behind leaders Dagenham, while Braintree stay 22nd.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Puddy
  • 3Okimo
  • 18Goodman
  • 11Braham-BarrettBooked at 76mins
  • 19Cowgill
  • 8IsaacBooked at 72mins
  • 15MatthewsSubstituted forGoodshipat 80'minutes
  • 20Corne
  • 4Lee
  • 10Akinola
  • 23CheekBooked at 17mins

Substitutes

  • 5Gayle
  • 12Maybanks
  • 9Barnard
  • 16Goodship
  • 2Williams

Forest Green

  • 23Russell
  • 3Jefford
  • 6BennettBooked at 55mins
  • 5Clough
  • 16Pinnock
  • 15NobleBooked at 87minsSubstituted forRacineat 88'minutes
  • 11Frear
  • 7Marsh-BrownSubstituted forMooreat 82'minutes
  • 10KellySubstituted forRobertat 73'minutes
  • 12Carter
  • 9DoidgeBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 21Racine
  • 25Chemlal
  • 26Robert
  • 39Murphy
  • 14Moore
Referee:
Dean Treleaven
Attendance:
621

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Aarran Racine replaces Liam Noble.

  4. Booking

    Liam Noble (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Kieffer Moore replaces Keanu Marsh-Brown.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Brandon Goodship replaces Sam Matthews.

  7. Booking

    Craig Braham-Barrett (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Booking

    Christian Doidge (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Forest Green Rovers. Fabien Robert replaces Marcus Kelly.

  10. Booking

    Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Booking

    Dale Bennett (Forest Green Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Second Half

    Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  13. Half Time

    First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 0, Forest Green Rovers 1. Keanu Marsh-Brown (Forest Green Rovers).

  15. Booking

    Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

  17. Post update

    Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dag & Red1290324101427
2Forest Green1282222111126
3Barrow127321913624
4Tranmere12723159623
5Lincoln City1271423121122
6Eastleigh126422011922
7Aldershot12642179822
8Dover127142016422
9Macclesfield117041812621
10Boreham Wood12462159618
11Maidstone United125341717018
12Gateshead125252014617
13Sutton United125161315-216
14Wrexham11443912-316
15Chester124351615115
16Torquay124171318-513
17Solihull Moors123451421-713
18York123361418-412
19Woking123271724-711
20Bromley123271320-711
21North Ferriby United12318620-1410
22Braintree122371018-89
23Southport12237927-189
24Guiseley120391124-133
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