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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.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City30204661313064
2Dag & Red31194856342261
3Forest Green31179563362760
4Tranmere30176743261757
5Dover311651062471553
6Aldershot32149941311051
7Barrow301311649321750
8Gateshead321310952341849
9Macclesfield291451042301247
10Wrexham331210113440-646
11Bromley31136124144-345
12Chester321110114943643
13Eastleigh30101284337642
14Boreham Wood31119113129242
15Solihull Moors31117134346-340
16Sutton United29106133139-836
17Torquay3297163645-934
18Braintree3097143349-1634
19Woking3186174359-1630
20Maidstone United3286183459-2530
21Southport3286183870-3230
22Guiseley3178163650-1429
23York31512142848-2027
24North Ferriby United3283211848-3027
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