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Braintree0Lincoln City2

Braintree Town 0-2 Lincoln City

Lincoln beat Braintree for the second time in four days to keep alive their faint play-off hopes.

Goal scorers Luke Foster and Jake Sheridan had already gone close before Foster opened the visitors' account, heading in a Sean Newton corner.

Sheridan then doubled the lead after the break with a fierce shot from 25 yards out.

Braintree keeper Nick Hamann kept City's tally to two with a fine save to deny Sheridan in injury time.

Lincoln are 12th in the standings but only five points of the play-offs, while Braintree sit one point and one place behind.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 3HaberghamSubstituted forSparkesat 46'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 19Wells
  • 5Paine
  • 8DavisBooked at 85mins
  • 26Mulley
  • 23LaurentSubstituted forIsaacat 66'minutes
  • 2PetersBooked at 55mins
  • 9Marks
  • 10Holman
  • 17MensahSubstituted forJakubiakat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 27Jakubiak
  • 11Sparkes
  • 4Isaac
  • 12Daley
  • 1McDonald

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 3Newton
  • 5Audel
  • 2MillerBooked at 47mins
  • 27Foster
  • 12SheridanSubstituted forDixonat 90+3'minutes
  • 24Mendy
  • 15Gray
  • 4Jordan
  • 11TomlinsonSubstituted forSimmonsat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Rowe

Substitutes

  • 26Adams
  • 19Nolan
  • 17Dixon
  • 31Preece
  • 25Simmons
Referee:
Daniel Cook

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 2.
Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).
Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Jake Sheridan.
Foul by Alex Simmons (Lincoln City).
Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Hand ball by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Alex Simmons replaces Ben Tomlinson.

Booking

Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town).
Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).
Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Foul by Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City).
Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).
Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Luke Foster (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.
Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).
Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 2. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ben Tomlinson.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Attempt missed. Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Foul by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).
Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Corner, Lincoln City.
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt saved. Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Chez Isaac replaces Josh Laurent.
Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kenny Davis with a cross.
Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).
Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Foul by Luke Foster (Lincoln City).
Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Booking

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).
Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.
Offside, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan tries a through ball, but Jake Sheridan is caught offside.
Foul by Todd Jordan (Lincoln City).
Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved. Assisted by Alex Jakubiak.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Jakubiak replaces Bernard Mensah because of an injury.

Booking

Tom Miller (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Tom Miller (Lincoln City).
Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Daniel Sparkes replaces Sam Habergham.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 1.
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt blocked. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Corner, Braintree Town.
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