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Braintree Town 1-5 Eastleigh

James Constable
James Constable took his tally to 11 goals in the Conference this season

James Constable scored a hat-trick as Eastleigh thrashed Braintree to move up to the Conference play-off places.

Sean Marks had an effort cleared off the line for the hosts before Craig Stanley opened the scoring with a 25-yard effort at the other end.

Mitch Brundle then levelled from the spot after Paul Reid felled Simeon Akinola in the penalty area.

Dan Sparkes hit the post for Braintree but Constable then scored a treble and Jack Midson also added a header.

Constable struck twice in two minutes, first turning in Craig McAllister's cross before slotting past Nick Hamann on the break.

Midson met a McAllister cross to make it 4-1 before Constable added his third, cutting inside to fire the ball home.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 5Paine
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forDavisat 62'minutes
  • 11Sparkes
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forStruttonat 76'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCoxat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Davis
  • 10Strutton
  • 14Smith
  • 18Cox
  • 29Pentney

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 3Green
  • 5BeckwithSubstituted forToddat 46'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 16Evans
  • 8StanleySubstituted forCollinsat 67'minutes
  • 10Reason
  • 14Strevens
  • 12Midson
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forFleetwoodat 78'minutes
  • 11McAllister

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 6Todd
  • 7Odubade
  • 13Fleetwood
  • 21Noice
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
748

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 5.

Corner, Eastleigh.

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 missed. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Offside, Eastleigh. Jai Reason tries a through ball, but Jai Reason is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Stuart Fleetwood replaces James Constable.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 5. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Will Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Charlie Strutton replaces Simeon Akinola.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 4. Jack Midson (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig McAllister with a cross.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt blocked. Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Matt Paine (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Jamie Collins replaces Craig Stanley.

Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Chris Todd (Eastleigh).

Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Sean Marks.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Kenny Davis replaces Chez Isaac.

Offside, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes tries a through ball, but Dan Sparkes is caught offside.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Chris Todd (Eastleigh).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jack Midson (Eastleigh).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 3. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Strevens.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 2. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig McAllister.

Corner, Eastleigh.

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