Braintree moved to within a point of the Conference Premier play-off places after cruising to victory at Southport.

Sean Marks prodded home Daniel Sparkes' corner early on, while Dan Holman coolly finished for the second.

James Mulley headed in from the far post for Braintree's third just before Southport's Luke George was sent off for a second yellow card.

Holman completed the scoring as he impressively shot into the top-right corner from the edge of the box.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Southport

  • 01 Hurst
  • 28 Daly
  • 07 Nsiala Booked
  • 20 Fitzpatrick
  • 27 O'Sullivan
  • 10 Ledsham Booked
  • 18 George Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 16 Joyce (Boothman - 56' )
  • 15 Hattersley (Monthe - 63' )
  • 09 Walker (Mukendi - 63' )
  • 21 Osawe

Substitutes

  • 11 Henry-Francis
  • 08 Mukendi
  • 24 Boothman
  • 23 Monthe
  • 29 Dillon

Braintree Town

  • 20 Hamann
  • 19 Wells
  • 15 Massey
  • 05 Paine
  • 03 Habergham
  • 04 Isaac (Laurent - 74' )
  • 08 Davis (Mulley - 46' )
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 10 Holman
  • 02 Peters
  • 09 Marks (Daley - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 26 Mulley
  • 12 Daley
  • 01 McDonald
  • 23 Laurent
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
Att: 714

Match Stats

Shots

9 16

On target

1 7

Corners

0 0

Fouls

9 9

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 4.

90:00 +3:10 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 4.

90:00 +1:46

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

90:00 +1:33

Attempt blocked. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes.

90:00 +0:47 Booking

Booking Aristote Nsiala (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:42

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

90:00 +0:42

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

89:47

Foul by Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town).

89:47

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

89:23

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

84:59

Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83:40

Offside, Braintree Town. Luke Daley tries a through ball, but Luke Daley is caught offside.

83:22

Foul by Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town).

83:22

John O'Sullivan (Southport) wins a free kick.

82:56

Attempt missed. Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Peters with a cross.

82:07

Corner, Braintree Town.

80:57

Foul by Steven Boothman (Southport).

80:57

Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

78:25

Attempt missed. Steven Boothman (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

77:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces Sean Marks.

77:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 0, Braintree Town 4. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by James Mulley.

75:24

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Monthe (Southport) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

73:23 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Josh Laurent replaces Chez Isaac because of an injury.

72:53

Corner, Southport.

72:10

Corner, Southport.

66:30

Foul by Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town).

66:30

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

64:19

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Monthe (Southport) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

63:23 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Luke George (Southport) for a bad foul.

62:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Jason Walker.

62:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Emmanuel Monthe replaces Danny Hattersley.

61:30 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 0, Braintree Town 3. James Mulley (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the six yard box to the top right corner. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes with a cross.

59:59

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

59:59

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

59:09

Corner, Braintree Town.

57:25

Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

55:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Southport. Steven Boothman replaces Charlie Joyce.

52:52

Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

51:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 0, Braintree Town 2. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chez Isaac with a cross.

48:52

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

48:52

Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

47:51

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

46:14

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

46:14

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. James Mulley replaces Kenny Davis.

45:00

Second Half begins Southport 0, Braintree Town 1.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 1.

44:48

Corner, Braintree Town.

43:28

Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

42:56

Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chez Isaac with a cross.

42:22

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

41:48 Booking

Booking Karl Ledsham (Southport) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

41:07

Foul by Karl Ledsham (Southport).

41:07

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

39:57

Attempt blocked. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick.

39:22

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

39:22

Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

37:03 Booking

Booking Luke George (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

36:55

Foul by Luke George (Southport).

36:55

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

33:27

Offside, Southport. Jason Walker tries a through ball, but Jason Walker is caught offside.

30:11

Corner, Southport.

29:57

Attempt saved. Osayamen Osawe (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

28:34

Offside, Southport. Danny Hattersley tries a through ball, but Danny Hattersley is caught offside.

27:11

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

27:11

Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.

26:37

Attempt missed. Dean Wells (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes.

26:04

Corner, Braintree Town.

24:21

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

22:18

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:48

Corner, Southport.

20:56

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

20:56

Jason Walker (Southport) wins a free kick.

19:43

Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

19:12

Corner, Southport.

17:42

Foul by Dan Holman (Braintree Town).

17:42

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.

14:46

Hand ball by Osayamen Osawe (Southport).

12:12

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

12:12

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

5:19 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Southport 0, Braintree Town 1. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

4:42

Corner, Braintree Town.

2:49

Attempt blocked. Matt Paine (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

1:53

Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).

1:53

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

0:54

Foul by Danny Hattersley (Southport).

0:54

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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