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Braintree1Gateshead0

Braintree Town 1-0 Gateshead

Braintree ended a four-game losing run with a narrow victory that dented Gateshead's play-off hopes.

Bernard Mensah headed over for the hosts early on, while Alex Rodman's shot for the Tynesiders was easily saved.

Lynden Gooch poked wide for Gateshead soon after the break before Mensah saw a well-struck drive strike the bar.

But Kenny Davis won it for Braintree from the penalty spot after Mensah was pulled down in the area.

The Iron are up to 16th in the Conference table while Gateshead have lost ground on those above them but stay ninth.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Massey
  • 20Clerima
  • 2Brundle
  • 17MensahSubstituted forMaybanksat 90+4'minutes
  • 5Paine
  • 4Isaac
  • 8Davis
  • 15AkinolaBooked at 73minsSubstituted forPetersat 90'minutes
  • 11Sparkes

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 16Maybanks
  • 19Pollen
  • 23Peters
  • 29Pentney

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 5CurtisBooked at 21mins
  • 4Chandler
  • 25Pattison
  • 28GoochSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 71'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 12RamshawSubstituted forShawat 72'minutes
  • 26Gjokaj
  • 7Oster
  • 11FinniganSubstituted forCampbellat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 14Morse
  • 19Rankine
  • 27Sainte-Luce
  • 31Campbell
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
515

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Bernard Mensah.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Ryan Peters replaces Simeon Akinola because of an injury.

Corner, Gateshead.

Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

Alex Rodman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Jon Shaw (Gateshead).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (Gateshead).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Adam Campbell (Gateshead).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Matty Pattison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Booking

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Craig Baxter (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Adam Campbell replaces Carl Finnigan.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Jon Shaw replaces Rob Ramshaw.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Kevin Sainte-Luce replaces Lynden Gooch.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by Matty Pattison (Gateshead) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Braintree Town. Bernard Mensah draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Valentin Gjokaj (Gateshead) header from the left side of the box is saved.

Corner, Gateshead.

Attempt missed. Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Dan Sparkes.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Carl Finnigan (Gateshead).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by James Curtis (Gateshead).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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