Dan Holman's early goal secured a comfortable win for Braintree and left struggling Aldershot in the Conference Premier relegation zone.

Holman struck his sixth goal in eight games when he poked home a long ball past goalkeeper Glenn Morris.

Braintree could have doubled their lead after the interval but Dan Sparkes' free-kick came back off the crossbar.

Craig Stanley and Brett Williams went closest for the Shots but they could not find an equaliser.

Post-match: Aldershot manager Scott

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"It's frustrating for everybody and the fans are frustrated because it's another ridiculous goal we have conceded, where it's been a long punt forward with indecision costing us.

"We didn't create as much as we liked but I felt we were in control of the game. In the second half we didn't have the ruthlessness in the box that makes the difference and we've conceded a poor goal.

"We can't dwell on this result too much and we've got two games at home.

"They dominated the game - the way they went about the tempo - and it was difficult."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Braintree Town

  • 20 Hamann
  • 05 Paine
  • 19 Wells
  • 08 Davis
  • 26 Mulley Booked
  • 12 Daley (Laurent - 80' )
  • 04 Isaac
  • 11 Sparkes
  • 09 Marks
  • 10 Holman Booked (Jakubiak - 88' )
  • 02 Peters

Substitutes

  • 27 Jakubiak
  • 28 Holdsworth
  • 01 McDonald
  • 25 Maybanks
  • 23 Laurent

Aldershot Town

  • 01 Morris
  • 02 Oastler Booked
  • 28 Butler (Bubb - 55' )
  • 15 Barker
  • 03 Tonkin
  • 07 Mekki Booked (Molesley - 56' Booked )
  • 08 Rowlands
  • 22 Gibbs
  • 04 Stanley
  • 16 Scott
  • 09 Williams

Substitutes

  • 05 Taiwo
  • 19 Molesley
  • 11 Bubb
  • 06 Webster
  • 12 Martin
Ref: Justin Amey
Att: 1,090

Match Stats

Shots

9 12

On target

2 2

Corners

0 0

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

+6:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

90:00 +5:00 Full time

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

90:00 +3:32

Attempt missed. Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +2:11

Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

90:00 +2:11

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

89:55

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

89:55

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

87:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Jakubiak replaces Dan Holman.

86:16

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

85:49

Corner, Aldershot Town.

85:39

Attempt blocked. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

84:11 Booking

Booking James Mulley (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

83:54

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

83:54

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

82:59

Corner, Braintree Town.

79:48

Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes with a cross.

79:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Josh Laurent replaces Luke Daley.

78:52 Booking

Booking Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:45

Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

78:45

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

78:20

Attempt saved. Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

78:07

Attempt blocked. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

77:29

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

77:29

Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

76:55

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

76:55

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

76:31

Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

74:16

Corner, Aldershot Town.

73:56

Attempt blocked. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Tonkin.

73:40

Corner, Aldershot Town.

73:26

Attempt saved. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

72:12

Foul by Luke Daley (Braintree Town).

72:12

Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

70:55 Booking

Booking Dan Holman (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

70:50

Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

68:52

Attempt blocked. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:15

Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).

67:15

Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

64:14

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

64:14

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

64:02

Attempt blocked. Martin Rowlands (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Bradley Bubb.

63:52

Corner, Aldershot Town.

63:39

Attempt blocked. Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Anthony Tonkin.

63:30

Corner, Aldershot Town.

58:39

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jaydon Gibbs with a cross.

58:21

Attempt blocked. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57:43

Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

55:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Mark Molesley replaces Adam Mekki.

54:31 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Aldershot Town. Bradley Bubb replaces Dan Butler.

53:59

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

49:17

Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

48:40 Booking

Booking Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48:15

Foul by Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town).

48:15

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

47:03

Corner, Braintree Town.

45:00

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

45:00 +1:15 Half time

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

45:00 +0:45

Corner, Aldershot Town.

42:38

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

42:38

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

41:44

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

41:44

Adam Mekki (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

40:38

Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

40:10

Corner, Braintree Town.

39:52

Corner, Braintree Town.

31:52

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes with a cross.

27:39

Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

25:47

Corner, Aldershot Town.

23:58

Corner, Aldershot Town.

18:55

Hand ball by Luke Daley (Braintree Town).

16:56

Attempt missed. James Mulley (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

16:13 Booking

Booking Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

16:00

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

16:00

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

13:02

Foul by Dan Butler (Aldershot Town).

13:02

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

12:35

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

12:35

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

11:25

Foul by Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town).

11:25

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

10:29

Attempt missed. Craig Stanley (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Brett Williams with a cross.

9:31

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

9:31

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

8:36

Corner, Aldershot Town.

5:28

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

5:28

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

2:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 0. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

1:46

Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Holman tries a through ball, but Dan Holman is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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