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Braintree Town 0-1 Wrexham

Shaun Pearson
Shaun Pearson joined Wrexham from Grimsby Town in May 2017

Shaun Pearson's second half header secured a hard-fought win for Wrexham at National League basement side Braintree.

Wrexham's captain scored his first goal of the season with a powerful header from Luke Summerfield's corner.

Justin Amaluzor had Braintree's best chance but he was denied by Rob Lainton.

Braintree stay bottom without a win while Wrexham move up to second, a point behind leaders Harrogate.

Wrexham manager Sam Ricketts said: "It was really hard to play football, the pitch was really dry and uneven so we couldn't play how we wanted to but ultimately it's as satisfying as any win we have had.

"We had to dig in and keep doing the basics for as long as possible and then off a bit of quality in Summerfield's delivery finally Pearson got his goal."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 21Killip
  • 28James
  • 4EllulSubstituted forGrantat 81'minutes
  • 7AllenSubstituted forCrookat 63'minutes
  • 26Gabriel
  • 29Nieskens
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 9ThompsonSubstituted forCharlesat 67'minutes
  • 30Amaluzor
  • 10Bettamer
  • 27Sagaf

Substitutes

  • 3Webber
  • 5Clark
  • 8Crook
  • 25Grant
  • 31Charles

Wrexham

  • 18Lainton
  • 2Roberts
  • 3Jennings
  • 9Fondop-TalomBooked at 45minsSubstituted forPykeat 51'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 7Summerfield
  • 5Pearson
  • 8YoungSubstituted forRutherfordat 60'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 15Maguire-Drew
  • 16WalkerSubstituted forWrightat 88'minutes
  • 23Beavon
  • 30LawlorBooked at 63mins

Substitutes

  • 1Dibble
  • 10Holroyd
  • 11Pyke
  • 14Rutherford
  • 20Wright
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
802

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Akil Wright replaces Brad Walker.

Booking

Paul Rutherford (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Reece Grant replaces Joe Ellul.

Booking

Rekeil Pyke (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Elliott Charles replaces Dan Thompson.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 1. Shaun Pearson (Wrexham).

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Billy Crook replaces Luke Allen.

Booking

Jake Lawlor (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Paul Rutherford replaces Luke Young.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Rekeil Pyke replaces Mike Fondop-Talom.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 0.

Booking

Mike Fondop-Talom (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Wrexham 0.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Harrogate1064022101222
2Wrexham106311441021
3Leyton Orient10550167920
4Hartlepool10541128419
5Halifax10532147718
6Salford105321510518
7Fylde10451136717
8Gateshead105231310317
9Barnet10523910-117
10Sutton United9441118316
11Solihull Moors105141114-316
12Boreham Wood943288015
13Ebbsfleet10424119214
14Maidenhead United103251315-211
15Barrow103251113-211
16Bromley102441514110
17Chesterfield10316910-110
18Aldershot10316917-810
19Eastleigh10316715-810
20Havant & Waterlooville102351422-89
21Dag & Red10226913-48
22Maidstone United10217815-77
23Dover101361020-106
24Braintree10037615-93
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