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Southport 0-4 Braintree Town

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.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Hurst
  • 28Daly
  • 7NsialaBooked at 90mins
  • 20Fitzpatrick
  • 27O'Sullivan
  • 10LedshamBooked at 42mins
  • 18GeorgeBooked at 64mins
  • 16JoyceSubstituted forBoothmanat 56'minutes
  • 15HattersleySubstituted forMontheat 63'minutes
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forMukendiat 63'minutes
  • 21Osawe

Substitutes

  • 11Henry-Francis
  • 8Mukendi
  • 24Boothman
  • 23Monthe
  • 29Dillon

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 19Wells
  • 15Massey
  • 5Paine
  • 3Habergham
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forLaurentat 74'minutes
  • 8DavisSubstituted forMulleyat 46'minutes
  • 11Sparkes
  • 10Holman
  • 2Peters
  • 9MarksSubstituted forDaleyat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 26Mulley
  • 12Daley
  • 1McDonald
  • 23Laurent
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
714

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 4.
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes.

Booking

Aristote Nsiala (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).
James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Foul by Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town).
Karl Ledsham (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Attempt saved. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.
Offside, Braintree Town. Luke Daley tries a through ball, but Luke Daley is caught offside.
Foul by Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town).
John O'Sullivan (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ryan Peters with a cross.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Foul by Steven Boothman (Southport).
Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Steven Boothman (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces Sean Marks.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Josh Laurent replaces Chez Isaac because of an injury.
Corner, Southport.
Corner, Southport.
Foul by Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town).
Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Emmanuel Monthe (Southport) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Dismissal

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Vinny Mukendi replaces Jason Walker.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Emmanuel Monthe replaces Danny Hattersley.

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.
Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).
Aristote Nsiala (Southport) wins a free kick.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Attempt missed. John O'Sullivan (Southport) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Steven Boothman replaces Charlie Joyce.
Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

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.
Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).
Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.
Attempt missed. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.
Foul by Aristote Nsiala (Southport).
Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. James Mulley replaces Kenny Davis.

Second Half

Second Half begins Southport 0, Braintree Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 1.
Corner, Braintree Town.
Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chez Isaac with a cross.
Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high.

Booking

Karl Ledsham (Southport) is shown the yellow card for dissent.
Foul by Karl Ledsham (Southport).
Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Attempt blocked. Karl Ledsham (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Fitzpatrick.
Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).
Danny Hattersley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Luke George (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Luke George (Southport).
Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.
Offside, Southport. Jason Walker tries a through ball, but Jason Walker is caught offside.
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