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Braintree Town 2-0 Torquay United

Torquay United's promotion hopes suffered a blow as two first-half goals gave Braintree victory.

The Gulls, relegated to the Conference at the end of last season, are three points off the play-offs after a sixth away defeat in the league.

Sean Marks flicked Ryan Peters' cross into the net to give Braintree the lead on 20 minutes.

And the hosts secured the win when Simeon Akinola headed past goalkeeper Martin Rice just before the break.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 23PetersSubstituted forBrundleat 81'minutes
  • 20Clerima
  • 6MasseyBooked at 79mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 5Paine
  • 4IsaacBooked at 59mins
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forSmithat 90+1'minutes
  • 10StruttonSubstituted forSparkesat 71'minutes
  • 9MarksBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Brundle
  • 11Sparkes
  • 14Smith
  • 16Maybanks
  • 29Pentney

Torquay

  • 1Rice
  • 22McQuilkinSubstituted forCruiseat 30'minutes
  • 5PearceBooked at 56mins
  • 21MacDonaldBooked at 59mins
  • 25IvesBooked at 56mins
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forChapellat 62'minutes
  • 6Harding
  • 16Richards
  • 10Ajala
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongBooked at 43minsSubstituted forYeomanat 67'minutes
  • 9Bowman

Substitutes

  • 3Cruise
  • 12Chapell
  • 14Yeoman
  • 23Seabright
  • 30Odofin
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
818

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home5
Away1
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Torquay United 0.

Booking

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Steven Smith replaces Simeon Akinola.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Mitch Brundle replaces Ryan Peters.

Booking

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

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces Charlie Strutton.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Jordan Chapell (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Ashley Yeoman replaces Duane Ofori-Acheampong.

Corner, Torquay United.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jordan Chapell replaces Louis Briscoe.

Booking

Angus MacDonald (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Thomas Cruise (Torquay United).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Krystian Pearce (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Levi Ives (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Krystian Pearce (Torquay United).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Torquay United. Duane Ofori-Acheampong tries a through ball, but Duane Ofori-Acheampong is caught offside.

Foul by Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town).

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