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Braintree Town 0-0 Woking

Braintree Town extended their winless run to eight games as they were held to a goalless draw against Woking.

Woking midfielder Kevin Betsy was denied the opener by Braintree keeper Nick Hamann from 12 yards.

Simeon Akinola then came close to breaking the deadlock for the home side but his long-range shot was well saved by Cards keeper Ross Worner.

The striker then attempted to head in Dan Walker's corner from inside the box but the effort flew over the bar.

Mitch Brundle narrowly missed out on securing the win for Braintree when his attempt from outside the box went wide.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Garry Hill: Woking boss after draw with Braintree

"I think it's a fair result over the 90 minutes and I felt we had the better of the opportunities in the first half and I felt Giuseppe Sole and Scott Rendell, on another day, would've taken their chances.

"On the chances created we had the better, but there wasn't much between the two sides in respect to creative opportunities.

"At the end of the day you can look at it one way that any team going to Braintree playing the way they do, and you keep a clean sheet, it was a fair result.

"I can't remember the last time Woking were third in the table with a game in hand."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 23Peters
  • 21Sowunmi
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 2Brundle
  • 4IsaacBooked at 37mins
  • 7Walker
  • 15Akinola
  • 18Cox

Substitutes

  • 5Paine
  • 10Strutton
  • 11Sparkes
  • 17Case
  • 29Pentney

Woking

  • 30Worner
  • 2Newton
  • 6J Clarke
  • 5McNerney
  • 32Arthur
  • 11Betsy
  • 7PayneBooked at 88mins
  • 8MurtaghBooked at 29minsSubstituted forJonesat 67'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 14LewisSubstituted forGoddardat 81'minutes
  • 10SoleSubstituted forMarriottat 53'minutes
  • 9Rendell

Substitutes

  • 3Cestor
  • 16Marriott
  • 21Jones
  • 22Goddard
  • 23Cole
Referee:
Brett Huxtable

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Woking 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Woking 0.

Foul by Adam Newton (Woking).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Booking

Josh Payne (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Joey Jones (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. John Goddard replaces Theo Lewis.

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

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

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

Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Joey Jones replaces Keiran Murtagh.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Jack Marriott replaces Giuseppe Sole because of an injury.

Offside, Woking. Kevin Betsy tries a through ball, but Kevin Betsy is caught offside.

Foul by Dan Walker (Braintree Town).

Chris Arthur (Woking) wins a free kick.

Offside, Woking. Scott Rendell tries a through ball, but Scott Rendell is caught offside.

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

James Clarke (Woking) wins a free kick.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Woking 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Woking 0.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Dan Walker (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Kevin Betsy (Woking) wins a free kick.

Booking

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

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