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Braintree Town 2-1 Dover Athletic

Braintree leapfrogged Dover at the bottom of the table with a 2-1 win at Cressing Road, in a dour battle of two desperately struggling sides.

The hosts forged in front after 13 minutes when Justin Amaluzor nodded Lyle Della-Verde's corner low into the net with the aid of a deflection.

Andy Hessenthaler's men seemed to be turning around a frustrating first hour when a short corner routine culminated in defender Kevin Lokko finding the bottom corner from Jai Reason's delivery.

But Mitch Walker felled Della-Verde in the box and Reece Grant drove the resultant penalty down the middle to put Braintree back in front.

The setback leaves Dover marooned with just one win all season.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 13Jones
  • 2Muleba
  • 14Della VerdeSubstituted forAllenat 77'minutes
  • 16Lyons-FosterBooked at 17mins
  • 17Ellul
  • 25GrantSubstituted forPattisonat 88'minutes
  • 26Gabriel
  • 27Sagaf
  • 28James
  • 30Amaluzor
  • 33GomisSubstituted forCassat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Webber
  • 7Allen
  • 11Pattison
  • 18Barrington
  • 32Cass

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2Passley
  • 5Lokko
  • 18NorteySubstituted forReasonat 66'minutes
  • 8Brundle
  • 6Essam
  • 12EffiongBooked at 90mins
  • 29Taylor
  • 28DebayoSubstituted forDiarraat 76'minutes
  • 27Lewis
  • 23GomisSubstituted forMassankaat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Diarra
  • 11Daniel
  • 15Adebowale
  • 17Massanka
  • 30Reason
Referee:
Sam Purkiss
Attendance:
575

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Dover Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Dover Athletic 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Christie Pattison replaces Reece Grant.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, Dover Athletic 1. Reece Grant (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Allen replaces Lyle Della Verde.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Moussa Diarra replaces Josh Debayo.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Cass replaces Virgil Gomis.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 1. Kevin Lokko (Dover Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jai Reason replaces Nortei Nortey.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ntumba Massanka replaces Gomis.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Booking

Kodi Lyons-Foster (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0. Justin Amaluzor (Braintree Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient17106133102336
2Salford17105233151835
3Wrexham17105223101335
4Solihull Moors1711152618834
5Harrogate1796233191433
6Fylde178812872132
7Gateshead17102524131132
8Sutton United168532319429
9Hartlepool177732017328
10Eastleigh178271519-426
11Boreham Wood177462121025
12Barnet167451717025
13Barrow176382021-121
14Halifax175661819-121
15Bromley175572327-420
16Aldershot176291726-920
17Ebbsfleet175481922-319
18Maidenhead United1752102032-1217
19Chesterfield173681420-615
20Maidstone United1742111224-1214
21Dag & Red1733111425-1112
22Havant & Waterlooville1725101834-1611
23Braintree1724111329-1610
24Dover1715111636-208
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