Salisbury secured a first win in eight games and dented 10-man Braintree's late charge for the play-offs.

The Iron started their seventh game in 15 days strongly, with Dan Holman shooting over before Sean Marks saw an effort blocked.

But Charlie Sheringham nodded in Chris McPhee's cross to put the visitors in front on 19 minutes.

Kenny Davis came close for Braintree, who had Marks sent for an off-the-ball challenge on James Clarke.

The Essex side are now two points adrift of the play-offs, but have a game in hand on their rivals.

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"It's probably one of the worst games of football I've ever been involved in in terms of the quality.

Post-match: Salisbury manager Harris

"I think the surface was difficult for both teams and it was all about battling and scrapping, and we've nicked it through a set-piece.

"Massive credit to Braintree for the way they kept coming at us despite the fact they went down to 10 men.

"I'm delighted with the result and the clean sheet."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (4)

Braintree Town

  • 20 Hamann
  • 15 Massey
  • 05 Paine Booked
  • 19 Wells
  • 03 Habergham
  • 04 Isaac Booked
  • 08 Davis
  • 23 Laurent (Daley - 90' )
  • 27 Jakubiak (Cox - 57' Booked )
  • 10 Holman
  • 09 Marks Dismissed

Substitutes

  • 28 Holdsworth
  • 01 McDonald
  • 22 Cox
  • 14 Carney
  • 12 Daley

Salisbury City

  • 25 Bittner
  • 04 Brett
  • 30 Amankwaah
  • 06 Wilson
  • 12 Kamdjo (Wellard - 45' )
  • 05 Clarke
  • 11 Frear (Fitchett - 67' )
  • 07 McPhee
  • 14 Sinclair Booked
  • 10 Lewis
  • 31 Sheringham

Substitutes

  • 20 Fitchett
  • 09 White
  • 19 George
  • 08 Wellard
Ref: Colin Lymer

Match Stats

Shots

6 7

On target

1 4

Corners

0 0

Fouls

17 6

Live Text Commentary

+5:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Salisbury City 1.

90:00 +4:21 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Salisbury City 1.

90:00 +2:50

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

90:00 +2:50

Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

90:00 +0:06

Offside, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox tries a through ball, but Jordan Cox is caught offside.

89:26 Substitution

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

88:24

Offside, Salisbury City. Charlie Sheringham tries a through ball, but Charlie Sheringham is caught offside.

86:10

Attempt missed. Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

84:55 Booking

Booking Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

84:39

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

84:39

Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

83:13

Attempt saved. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

78:46

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

78:46

Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

78:10

Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

78:10

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

77:35

Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

76:42 Booking

Booking Matt Paine (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

76:32

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

76:32

Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

76:03

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

76:03

Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

74:47 Booking

Booking Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

74:11

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

74:11

Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

72:54

Attempt missed. Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

68:39 Booking

Booking Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

68:30

Foul by Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City).

68:30

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

66:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Dan Fitchett replaces Elliott Frear.

65:45

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

65:45

Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

65:01

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

65:01

James Bittner (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

61:57

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

61:57

James Bittner (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

61:15

Offside, Salisbury City. Charlie Sheringham tries a through ball, but Charlie Sheringham is caught offside.

60:21

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

59:16

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

59:16

Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

56:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Alex Jakubiak.

56:20

Offside, Braintree Town. Josh Laurent tries a through ball, but Josh Laurent is caught offside.

54:29

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

52:15

Foul by Alex Jakubiak (Braintree Town).

52:15

Kevin Amankwaah (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

50:41

Offside, Salisbury City. Chris McPhee tries a through ball, but Chris McPhee is caught offside.

48:04

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

48:04

Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Salisbury City. Ricky Wellard replaces Clovis Kamdjo.

45:00

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Salisbury City 1.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Salisbury City 1.

45:00 +0:31

Corner, Salisbury City.

44:19

Offside, Salisbury City. Charlie Sheringham tries a through ball, but Charlie Sheringham is caught offside.

43:41 Dismissal

Dismissal Sean Marks (Braintree Town) is shown the red card for fighting.

43:32

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

43:32

James Clarke (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

42:14

Corner, Braintree Town.

41:33

Corner, Braintree Town.

41:22

Attempt saved. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

40:15

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

37:13

Offside, Salisbury City. Charlie Sheringham tries a through ball, but Charlie Sheringham is caught offside.

35:47

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

35:47

Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

34:05

Corner, Salisbury City.

31:39

Offside, Salisbury City. Charlie Sheringham tries a through ball, but Charlie Sheringham is caught offside.

29:59

Foul by Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City).

29:59

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

28:16

Foul by Josh Laurent (Braintree Town).

28:16

Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

23:58

Hand ball by Elliott Frear (Salisbury City).

22:20

Corner, Braintree Town.

21:23

Corner, Braintree Town.

18:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Braintree Town 0, Salisbury City 1. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Chris McPhee with a headed pass.

17:37

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

17:37

Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

16:28

Corner, Braintree Town.

16:15

Attempt blocked. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

16:02

Foul by Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City).

16:02

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

13:33

Foul by Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City).

13:33

Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

11:55

Attempt missed. Glenn Wilson (Salisbury City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

11:23

Corner, Salisbury City.

10:34

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

10:02

Corner, Braintree Town.

8:50

Attempt saved. Clovis Kamdjo (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

4:55

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

4:55

Elliott Frear (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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