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Chester0Braintree2

Chester 0-2 Braintree Town

Dan Holman

Dan Holman's double ensured Braintree got their promotion challenge back on track with victory against 10-man Chester at Bumpers Lane.

The hosts saw Paul Linwood dismissed early on for a bad tackle on Holman who then converted the resulting free-kick.

After the break, Holman doubled the visitors' lead with a fantastic long-range strike from outside the box.

Jamie Reed headed off target in the closing stages, the closest struggling Chester came to a consolation.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Danby
  • 5LinwoodBooked at 31mins
  • 3Heath
  • 2Kay
  • 17Higginbotham
  • 12Turner
  • 24Rooney
  • 25Miller
  • 16WilliamsBooked at 33minsSubstituted forJarrettat 66'minutes
  • 19SeddonSubstituted forPeersat 71'minutes
  • 18MillerSubstituted forReedat 46'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14McIntyre
  • 8Jarrett
  • 23Peers
  • 7Reed
  • 21Mahon

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 5Paine
  • 3Habergham
  • 19Wells
  • 15Massey
  • 4Isaac
  • 8DavisBooked at 62mins
  • 11SparkesBooked at 44minsSubstituted forDaleyat 73'minutes
  • 10HolmanSubstituted forCoxat 84'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forGeohaghonat 84'minutes
  • 2Peters

Substitutes

  • 1McDonald
  • 23Geohaghon
  • 12Daley
  • 22Cox
  • 14Carney
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
1,736

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home13
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 0, Braintree Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 0, Braintree Town 2.
Attempt missed. Tom Peers (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.
Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Exodus Geohaghon replaces Sean Marks.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Dan Holman.
Attempt missed. Jamie Reed (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box misses to the right.
Foul by Luke Daley (Braintree Town).
Lewis Turner (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Luke Daley (Braintree Town).
Jason Jarrett (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Foul by Danny Higginbotham (Chester FC).
Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces Daniel Sparkes.
Foul by John Rooney (Chester FC).
Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Gareth Seddon.
Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).
John Rooney (Chester FC) wins a free kick.
Corner, Chester FC.
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