National League
Aldershot1Braintree3

Aldershot Town 1-3 Braintree Town

Braintree secured a comfortable away win over Aldershot to move within sight of the play-off places.

Winger Dan Sparkes opened the scoring when he curled a 20-yard effort past Phil Smith.

Jordan Cox bagged a brace to seal the game, tapping in Simeon Akinola's cross before capitalising on poor Aldershot defending for his second.

Damon Lathrope's goal was mere consolation for Aldershot, who have now lost three of their last four games.

Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

Media playback is not supported on this device

Scott on Aldershot v Braintree

"We were nowhere good enough, outfought all over the pitch and nowhere near what is acceptable. We got what we deserved which was absolutely nothing.

"There's no excuses. We have played well before and we have showed a lot energy and organisation but we didn't show any of that tonight.

"We didn't win any of our battles on the pitch and we knew it was going to be physical. We didn't compete enough to get into the game."

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 5Wilson
  • 3TonkinSubstituted forN'Guessanat 57'minutes
  • 2Oastler
  • 16ForbesSubstituted forFitchettat 59'minutes
  • 4Lathrope
  • 12Gibbs
  • 14Roberts
  • 9Williams
  • 11Scott

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Diallo
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 19Derry

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 4Isaac
  • 26MulleyBooked at 50mins
  • 11Sparkes
  • 12BakareBooked at 29minsSubstituted forWalkerat 65'minutes
  • 15Akinola
  • 18CoxSubstituted forSmithat 88'minutes
  • 23PetersSubstituted forCaseat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Walker
  • 14Smith
  • 17Case
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Jeff Muschik
Attendance:
1,295

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 3.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 3. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Steven Smith replaces Jordan Cox.

Foul by Ryan Case (Braintree Town).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Ryan Case replaces Ryan Peters.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Braintree Town 3. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simeon Akinola.

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Walker replaces Michael Bakare.

Foul by Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Offside, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox tries a through ball, but Jordan Cox is caught offside.

Foul by Josh Scott (Aldershot Town).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Dan Fitchett replaces Kieran Forbes.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Joseph N'Guessan replaces Anthony Tonkin.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Braintree Town 2. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simeon Akinola.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Booking

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

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

goal

Top Stories