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Eastleigh 2-1 Braintree Town

Paul McCallum did the damage with two early goals as Eastleigh held on to win at home to basement club Braintree despite being reduced to 10 men.

It was the Hampshire side's fourth win in a row as they moved up to eighth in the table and they took the lead in the 14th minute through the striker's firm header from Mark Yeates' corner.

When McCallum added his second from another Yeates inswinger three minutes later, it looked all over and there cause was aided when home goalkeeper Luke Southwood saved Callum Morton's penalty.

However, they ended up having to survive a Braintree revival as Cameron James volleyed in Ricky Gabriel's pass just before the break.

Eastleigh substitute Cavanagh Miley was sent off for two bookable offences in quick succession but the home team held on to claim maximum points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Southwood
  • 2Hare
  • 15Wynter
  • 14BoyceBooked at 77mins
  • 5JohnsonSubstituted forMileyat 8'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 3Green
  • 22JonesBooked at 31mins
  • 10YeatesBooked at 31mins
  • 11Zebroski
  • 9McCallumSubstituted forMcKnightat 46'minutes
  • 19HollandsBooked at 45minsSubstituted forBearwishat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7McKnight
  • 13Scorey
  • 16Dennett
  • 17Miley
  • 21Bearwish

Braintree

  • 21Killip
  • 4Eleftheriou
  • 29Atkinson
  • 10RichardsSubstituted forAllenat 79'minutes
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 11Kelly
  • 26GabrielSubstituted forDella Verdeat 89'minutes
  • 28James
  • 24MortonBooked at 82mins
  • 9Henry
  • 35AllenSubstituted forBorgat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Borg
  • 7Allen
  • 14Della Verde
  • 25Matsuzaka
  • 27Sagaf
Referee:
Sam Allison
Attendance:
2,120

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 2, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Lyle Della Verde replaces Ricky Gabriel.

Booking

Callum Morton (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Allen replaces Courtney Richards.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Oscar Borg replaces Iffy Allen.

Booking

Andrew Boyce (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Tom Bearwish replaces Danny Hollands.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Cavanagh Miley (Eastleigh) for a bad foul.

Booking

Cavanagh Miley (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Danny Hollands (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 2, Braintree Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 2, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Jack McKnight replaces Paul McCallum.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 2, Braintree Town 1. Cameron James (Braintree Town).

Booking

Mark Yeates (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Joey Jones (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 2, Braintree Town 0. Paul McCallum (Eastleigh).

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 1, Braintree Town 0. Paul McCallum (Eastleigh).

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Cavanagh Miley replaces Reda Johnson.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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1Solihull Moors34197854312364
2Wrexham33188741241762
3Leyton Orient331710653242961
4Fylde331512650262457
5Salford33169858362257
6Gateshead341671143321155
7Sutton United32151074235755
8Eastleigh33167104242055
9Harrogate32158961441753
10Ebbsfleet331481147341350
11Barrow33129123435-145
12Bromley33128134646044
13Hartlepool331110123943-443
14Dag & Red33116163842-439
15Boreham Wood33912123442-839
16Maidenhead United33114183555-2037
17Chesterfield32715103137-636
18Halifax32715102632-636
19Barnet28106122835-736
20Dover3499163753-1636
21Havant & Waterlooville33810154656-1034
22Aldershot3378182654-2829
23Maidstone United3375212856-2826
24Braintree3367203257-2525
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