Match ends, Lincoln City 3, Braintree Town 0.
New Braintree manager Hakan Hayrettin saw his side get thrashed by Lincoln City at Sincil Bank.
The home side struck inside three minutes, as Matt Rhead fed Nathan Arnold to net under Will Puddy with confidence.
Hayrettin's men showed some resolve by keeping the back door shut for the rest of the half.
However old flaws resurfaced in the second half, as the Imps' Terry Hawkridge swung in a corner for Luke Waterfall to head in via the post.
Late on, Arnold found substitute Jack Muldoon with a clever free-kick, and the striker drove the ball into the corner.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 11HawkridgeSubstituted forAndersonat 71'minutes
- 9RheadSubstituted forMuldoonat 69'minutes
- 6AshtonSubstituted forCowgillat 24'minutes
- 18GoodmanSubstituted forWilliamsat 37'minutesBooked at 89mins
- 14MuldoonSubstituted forBarnardat 71'minutes
- Steven Rushton
Second Half ends, Lincoln City 3, Braintree Town 0.
Goal! Lincoln City 3, Braintree Town 0. Jack Muldoon (Lincoln City).
Barney Williams (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Lee Barnard replaces Oliver Muldoon.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Harry Anderson replaces Terry Hawkridge.
Substitution, Lincoln City. Jack Muldoon replaces Matt Rhead.
Goal! Lincoln City 2, Braintree Town 0. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City).
Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Braintree Town 0.
First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Braintree Town 0.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Barney Williams replaces Jake Goodman.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Cowgill replaces Jon Ashton.
Goal! Lincoln City 1, Braintree Town 0. Nathan Arnold (Lincoln City).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.