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Altrincham 1-0 Braintree Town

Altrincham climbed out of the Conference relegation zone with a hard-fought win over Braintree Town.

Midfielder Nicky Clee pounced on a rebound to slide home the only goal of the game midway through the first half.

Braintree started brightly and midfielder James Mulley hit the crossbar with a thumping drive.

The visitors twice came close to an equaliser in the closing stages, as Sam Habergham and Kenny Davis both fired inches wide of the post.

Line-ups

Altrincham

  • 1Coburn
  • 16Marshall
  • 5Havern
  • 6Leather
  • 2DensmoreBooked at 69mins
  • 25Cavanagh
  • 4Moult
  • 8Richman
  • 11CleeSubstituted forGillespieat 84'minutes
  • 7Lawrie
  • 10ReevesBooked at 72minsSubstituted forPerryat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 9Gillespie
  • 14Perry
  • 15Wilkinson
  • 17Parton
  • 18Williams

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 23Peters
  • 2BrundleBooked at 75mins
  • 6Massey
  • 3HaberghamBooked at 74mins
  • 21SowunmiBooked at 72mins
  • 26Mulley
  • 8Davis
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forSparkesat 60'minutes
  • 7WalkerSubstituted forMarksat 60'minutes
  • 18Cox

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 11Sparkes
  • 14Smith
  • 17Case
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Ben Toner
Attendance:
894

Match Stats

Home TeamAltrinchamAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home17
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Altrincham 1, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Altrincham 1, Braintree Town 0.

Booking

Kyle Perry (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hand ball by Kyle Perry (Altrincham).

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Gianluca Havern (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Kyle Perry (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Steven Gillespie replaces Nicky Clee.

Attempt missed. Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kenny Davis.

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Nicky Clee (Altrincham) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Altrincham.

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Shaun Densmore (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Peter Cavanagh (Altrincham).

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Altrincham. Kyle Perry replaces Damian Reeves.

Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Scott Leather (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

Simon Richman (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Damian Reeves (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Omar Sowunmi (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Peters (Braintree Town).

Nicky Clee (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Booking

Shaun Densmore (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Shaun Densmore (Altrincham).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

James Lawrie (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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