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Braintree Town 3-4 Havant & Waterlooville

Havant & Waterlooville scored twice in the dying minutes to edge Braintree 4-3 in a thrilling National League finish.

Rory Williams opened the scoring for the visitors after two minutes when he beat Michael Clark to a loose ball and shot past Ben Killip.

Just after the half hour the home side were level when Mohamed Bettamer headed the ball back in and Reece Grant headed home from six yards.

With seven minutes to go to half time Braintree took the lead when Bettamer hammered a free-kick into the top-right corner from 25 yards.

Havant levelled in first-half added time as Jordan Rose netted but Braintree were back in front as Grant chipped the keeper for his second of the game.

Nicke Kabamba and Alfie Rutherford then scored late in injury time to secure their side's dramatic victory.

Report supplied by Press Association.



Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Killip
  • 2MulebaSubstituted forPattisonat 46'minutes
  • 6Hill
  • 14Della VerdeSubstituted forOchiengat 69'minutes
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 5Clark
  • 4Durojaiye
  • 7Allen
  • 23Bettache
  • 10Bettamer
  • 25GrantBooked at 57minsSubstituted forFrimpongat 90+2'minutes


  • 11Pattison
  • 12Frimpong
  • 19Rowe
  • 20Ochieng
  • 22Rrapaj

Havant & Waterlooville

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Young
  • 3Williams
  • 6Harris
  • 11TarbuckSubstituted forCosgroveat 84'minutes
  • 17RoseBooked at 60mins
  • 5WoodfordBooked at 28mins
  • 4Stock
  • 7Fogden
  • 8Lewis
  • 9PaveySubstituted forRutherfordat 76'minutes
  • 10Kabamba


  • 12Cosgrove
  • 14Carter
  • 15Huggins
  • 16Robinson
  • 20Rutherford
Sam Purkiss

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 3, Havant & Waterlooville 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 3, Havant & Waterlooville 4.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 3, Havant & Waterlooville 4. Alfie Rutherford (Havant & Waterlooville).

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 3, Havant & Waterlooville 3. Nicke Kabamba (Havant & Waterlooville).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Christian Frimpong replaces Reece Grant.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Aaron Cosgrove replaces Bradley Tarbuck.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Havant & Waterlooville. Alfie Rutherford replaces Alfie Pavey.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 3, Havant & Waterlooville 2. Reece Grant (Braintree Town).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Henry Ochieng replaces Lyle Della Verde.

  10. Booking

    Jordan Rose (Havant & Waterlooville) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Booking

    Reece Grant (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Christie Pattison replaces Jonathan Muleba.

  13. Second Half

    Second Half begins Braintree Town 2, Havant & Waterlooville 2.

  14. Half Time

    First Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Havant & Waterlooville 2.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 2, Havant & Waterlooville 2. Jordan Rose (Havant & Waterlooville).

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 2, Havant & Waterlooville 1. Mohamed Bettamer (Braintree Town).

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 1, Havant & Waterlooville 1. Reece Grant (Braintree Town).

  18. Booking

    Ryan Woodford (Havant & Waterlooville) is shown the yellow card.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 0, Havant & Waterlooville 1. Rory Williams (Havant & Waterlooville).

  20. Kick Off

    First Half begins.

As It Stood

4Sutton United532085311
6Solihull Moors531176110
9Leyton Orient52307529
13Maidstone United521257-27
17Havant & Waterlooville5122811-35
18Boreham Wood512225-35
23Dag & Red501459-41
24Maidenhead United5014410-61
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