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Alfreton Town 0-2 Braintree Town

Alfreton remained bottom of the Conference and without a league point following a home defeat by Braintree.

Luke Graham should have put the home side in front, but could not find the target from three yards.

And Alfreton were made to pay for that costly miss in the second half as Kenny Davis headed in a Dan Sparkes corner to give Braintree the lead.

Sparkes then fired in from the edge of the box to secure a third win of the season for Alan Devonshire's side.

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 20Dawson
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 10Bradley
  • 2WoodBooked at 57mins
  • 15KeaneBooked at 37mins
  • 5Graham
  • 21ThanojSubstituted forMcDonaldat 73'minutes
  • 12Shaw
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forHicksat 77'minutes
  • 14Sheridan
  • 18IronsideSubstituted forClaytonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hicks
  • 9Clayton
  • 16Gray
  • 17McDonald

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2BrundleBooked at 43mins
  • 20Clerima
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Massey
  • 11Sparkes
  • 8Davis
  • 26Mulley
  • 4Isaac
  • 18CoxSubstituted forMarksat 72'minutes
  • 7WalkerSubstituted forAkinolaat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 14Smith
  • 15Akinola
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
442

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2.

Attempt missed. Alan Massey (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt blocked. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Joe Ironside.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Marks with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Nathan Hicks replaces Lee Stevenson.

Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) left footed shot misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Alfreton Town. Massiah McDonald replaces Andi Thanoj.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Jordan Cox.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola replaces Dan Walker.

Attempt missed. Jake Sheridan (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 1. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Sparkes with a cross.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt blocked. Danny Bradley (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Alfreton Town.

Attempt missed. Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) wins a free kick.

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