Braintree Town 1-0 North Ferriby United
Braintree bolstered their survival prospects at the expense of North Ferriby, whose defeat at Cressing Road saw them sink to the bottom of the table.
Curtis Bateson came close for North Ferriby early on, hitting wide when the ball broke to him in the area.
Danny Emerton also had a shot cleared off the line, but Braintree had half-chances of their own in a tight first half.
Steve Housham's visitors carved out further opportunities after the break, and Sam Topliss struck the crossbar with a fierce effort.
Braintree boss Hakan Hayrettin then made an inspirational substitution, bringing on Reece Hall-Johnson on the hour and 18 minutes later, the midfielder netted the winner for the hosts.
Report supplied by the Press Association.