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Braintree Town 1-0 Aldershot Town

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.

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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."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 5Paine
  • 19Wells
  • 8Davis
  • 26MulleyBooked at 85mins
  • 12DaleySubstituted forLaurentat 80'minutes
  • 4Isaac
  • 11Sparkes
  • 9Marks
  • 10HolmanBooked at 71minsSubstituted forJakubiakat 88'minutes
  • 2Peters

Substitutes

  • 27Jakubiak
  • 28Holdsworth
  • 1McDonald
  • 25Maybanks
  • 23Laurent

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 2OastlerBooked at 17mins
  • 28ButlerSubstituted forBubbat 55'minutes
  • 15Barker
  • 3Tonkin
  • 7MekkiBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMolesleyat 56'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 8Rowlands
  • 22Gibbs
  • 4Stanley
  • 16Scott
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 5Taiwo
  • 19Molesley
  • 11Bubb
  • 6Webster
  • 12Martin
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
1,090

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Jakubiak replaces Dan Holman.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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

Booking

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

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Josh Laurent replaces Luke Daley.

Booking

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

Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

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

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

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

Foul by Luke Daley (Braintree Town).

Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

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

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

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

Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).

Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Joe Oastler (Aldershot Town).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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