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Woking 1-0 Braintree Town

John Goddard scored the only goal of the game as Woking beat Braintree for their first win in three matches.

The home side created the first chance but Josh Payne failed to find a way past Braintree goalkeeper Nick Hamann.

The visitors responded through Kenny Davis, who drew a fine save from Ross Worner, tipping round his post.

But Goddard drilled home a fine finish from the edge of the box in the 38th minute and the Iron were unable stage a second-half comeback.

Woking captain Mark Ricketts told BBC Surrey:

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Ricketts on Woking v Braintree

"I think all the boys played really well today. We got the important result which was a win and we're now back to winning ways. We've got such a strong squad of players and the 18 we have are exceptional first-team players.

"Morgs (Dean Morgan) came into today and was brilliant up top and Ross (Warner) is back on loan and he was brilliant in goal and made a couple of great saves.

"Braintree is never going to be an easy game and we got that one important goal. Josh Payne is such a fantastic player and he is most weeks and he should be playing levels up and everyone knows that."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 30Worner
  • 6J Clarke
  • 3Cestor
  • 21Jones
  • 32ArthurBooked at 32mins
  • 22Goddard
  • 8MurtaghSubstituted forLewisat 64'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 7Payne
  • 11Betsy
  • 24MorganSubstituted forRendellat 85'minutes
  • 16MarriottSubstituted forSoleat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Newton
  • 9Rendell
  • 10Sole
  • 14Lewis
  • 31Little

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 8Davis
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forCoxat 84'minutes
  • 15Akinola
  • 9Marks
  • 10StruttonSubstituted forSparkesat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Paine
  • 7Walker
  • 11Sparkes
  • 18Cox
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
1,622

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home12
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 1, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 1, Braintree Town 0.

Foul by Kevin Betsy (Woking).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Scott Rendell (Woking).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Scott Rendell (Woking) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved.

Foul by Theo Lewis (Woking).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Scott Rendell replaces Dean Morgan.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Chez Isaac.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by James Mulley with a cross.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt blocked. Theo Lewis (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Theo Lewis (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Theo Lewis (Woking).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt saved. Giuseppe Sole (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

John Goddard (Woking) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Giuseppe Sole replaces Jack Marriott.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Theo Lewis replaces Keiran Murtagh because of an injury.

Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Woking. Jack Marriott tries a through ball, but Jack Marriott is caught offside.

Substitution

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

Attempt missed. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Woking. Dean Morgan tries a through ball, but Dean Morgan is caught offside.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

Foul by Joey Jones (Woking).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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