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Braintree Town 0-1 Aldershot Town

Aldershot end a desperate run of 18 matches without a win stretching back to early November by beating rock-bottom Braintree in the National League.

With the confidence of both sides clearly brittle given their league positions and woeful form, chances were understandably few and far between in the first half.

The caution finally subsided midway through the second period, with Reece Grant taking a long ball in his stride, and after beating his marker he then fired a superb strike past home keeper Ben Killip in the 64th minute.

Just as the Shots appeared to be coasting to the win, they endured a nervy ending when Scott Rendell was sent off five minutes from time following a verbal altercation with a linesman.

Despite being down to 10 men, boss Gary Waddock's side held on to end their long winless drought.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 21KillipBooked at 37mins
  • 4Eleftheriou
  • 25MatsuzakaBooked at 62mins
  • 14Della Verde
  • 26Gabriel
  • 16Lyons-Foster
  • 28James
  • 11KellySubstituted forAllenat 83'minutes
  • 7Allen
  • 9HenrySubstituted forRoweat 65'minutes
  • 24Morton

Substitutes

  • 5Borg
  • 10Richards
  • 22Rowe
  • 27Sagaf
  • 35Allen

Aldershot

  • 1Cole
  • 6Elokobi
  • 12Bernard
  • 17Booty
  • 22Menayese
  • 15LelanBooked at 58minsSubstituted forMcDonnellat 63'minutes
  • 16Gallagher
  • 8HowellBooked at 17mins
  • 26GoddardSubstituted forFinneyat 89'minutes
  • 9RendellBooked at 85mins
  • 25GrantSubstituted forBerkeley-Agyepongat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4McDonnell
  • 13Mannion
  • 19McCoy
  • 21Berkeley-Agyepong
  • 24Finney
Referee:
Will Finnie
Attendance:
829

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Aldershot Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Alex Finney replaces John Goddard.

Dismissal

Scott Rendell (Aldershot Town) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Iffy Allen replaces Sam Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Jacob Berkeley-Agyepong replaces Reece Grant.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Rowe replaces Korrey Henry.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Aldershot Town 1. Reece Grant (Aldershot Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Adam McDonnell replaces Josh Lelan.

Booking

Daniel Matsuzaka (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Josh Lelan (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Aldershot Town 0.

Booking

Ben Killip (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Luke Howell (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wrexham35199744251966
2Solihull Moors34197854312364
3Leyton Orient331710653242961
4Fylde341612656282860
5Eastleigh34177104442258
6Salford34169958382057
7Harrogate33168962441856
8Gateshead351681144331156
9Sutton United34151184236656
10Ebbsfleet3514101147341352
11Bromley34138134847147
12Barrow341210123435-146
13Hartlepool351111134045-544
14Dag & Red34126163942-342
15Halifax34816102732-540
16Maidenhead United34124183655-1940
17Boreham Wood34912133444-1039
18Barnet29107122835-737
19Chesterfield33715113138-736
20Dover3599173754-1736
21Havant & Waterlooville35811164862-1435
22Aldershot3488182754-2732
23Maidstone United3475222857-2926
24Braintree3467213258-2625
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