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Chester 2-3 Braintree Town

Jordan Cox's double helped Braintree come from behind to beat Chester 3-2.

Sean McConville turned and fired in for the opener before Kenny Davis lobbed Jon Worsnop to equalise for Braintree.

The Iron doubled their tally as Cox diverted Dan Sparkes' cross from deep past Worsnop.

Chester levelled as Matt Brown nodded in from John Rooney's corner, but the visitors were back in front less than two minutes later as Cox pounced on a loose ball to seal all three points.

Line-ups

Chester

  • 1Worsnop
  • 4KaySubstituted forPeersat 55'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 6Charnock
  • 3Roberts
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 87mins
  • 8James
  • 10Rooney
  • 7Mahon
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forRichardsat 59'minutes
  • 16McConville

Substitutes

  • 15Richards
  • 18Riley
  • 20Blake
  • 21Peers
  • 26Greenop

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 8Davis
  • 5Paine
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forSparkesat 31'minutes
  • 26Mulley
  • 18CoxSubstituted forMarksat 78'minutes
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forWalkerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Walker
  • 9Marks
  • 10Strutton
  • 11Sparkes
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Ben Toner

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Chester FC 2, Braintree Town 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Braintree Town 3.

Attempt missed. Kieran Charnock (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Tom Peers (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

Tom Peers (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Walker replaces Simeon Akinola.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Jordan Cox.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Braintree Town 3. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 2, Braintree Town 2. Matty Brown (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

Corner, Chester FC.

Hand ball by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Kieran Charnock (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Corner, Chester FC.

Attempt missed. Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Chester FC.

Foul by Kane Richards (Chester FC).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Kingsley James (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Gareth Roberts (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Craig Mahon (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Kane Richards replaces Craig Hobson.

Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. John Rooney (Chester FC) header from outside the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Chester FC 1, Braintree Town 2. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Sparkes with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Chester FC. Tom Peers replaces Michael Kay.

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