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Eastleigh 1-0 Braintree Town

Stuart Fleetwood
Fleetwood's goal was his first for Eastleigh in eleven appearances

Stuart Fleetwood's first goal of the season gave Eastleigh a narrow 1-0 Conference victory over Braintree.

The 28-year-old broke the deadlock in the 35th minute with a powerful header from Will Evans' cross.

Braintree could have hit back straight away but Eastleigh goalkeeper Ross Flitney was well placed to save Dan Sparkes' shot from the edge of the box.

The visitors pushed hard for an equaliser late in the game but Eastleigh held on to claim the win.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 17ReidBooked at 45mins
  • 2Spence
  • 25Turley
  • 16Evans
  • 10Reason
  • 4CollinsSubstituted forStanleyat 66'minutes
  • 13Fleetwood
  • 14Strevens
  • 9Constable
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forMcAllisterat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Todd
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Stanley
  • 11McAllister
  • 24Helm

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 3Habergham
  • 6MasseyBooked at 56mins
  • 4Isaac
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forWalkerat 57'minutes
  • 8DavisBooked at 90mins
  • 26MulleySubstituted forBakareat 75'minutes
  • 18Cox
  • 15Akinola
  • 23Peters

Substitutes

  • 7Walker
  • 12Bakare
  • 14Smith
  • 17Case
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,131

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Braintree Town 0.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Foul by Michael Bakare (Braintree Town).

Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Craig Stanley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Foul by Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) header from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

Dan Walker (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Bakare replaces James Mulley.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig McAllister replaces Jack Midson.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Craig Stanley replaces Jamie Collins.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Jack Midson (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Will Evans (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Walker replaces Dan Sparkes because of an injury.

Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 1, Braintree Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Braintree Town 0.

Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Paul Reid (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Reid (Eastleigh).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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