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Southport0Braintree2

Southport 0-2 Braintree Town

Chez Issac
Chez Issac's fourth goal of the season secured victory for Braintree

Southport missed out on the chance to virtually guarantee their Conference survival after two second-half Braintree Town goals.

The visitors took the lead after the restart when Iron striker Jordan Cox bundled home Bernard Mensah's cross.

Southport could have found an equaliser in the closing stages but Connor McCarthy planted his header just wide.

The Iron wrapped the win up when Chez Isaac fired the ball home to leave Southport three points from safety.

The Sandgrounders, with a superior goal difference, could have moved six points clear of the bottom four with two games to play had they won.

Line-ups

Southport

  • 1Thompson
  • 5CollinsSubstituted forEvansat 61'minutes
  • 6Foster
  • 11DaviesBooked at 41mins
  • 3FitzpatrickSubstituted forAlmondat 24'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 4KaySubstituted forMarsdenat 46'minutes
  • 16Rutherford
  • 14Joyce
  • 27McCarthy
  • 26Hewitt
  • 23Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 7Evans
  • 17Almond
  • 18Marsden
  • 25Usai

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 5Paine
  • 8Davis
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Massey
  • 4Isaac
  • 20Clerima
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forMulleyat 86'minutes
  • 17MensahBooked at 18minsSubstituted forAkinolaat 73'minutes
  • 18CoxSubstituted forMarksat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 15Akinola
  • 16Maybanks
  • 26Mulley
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
748

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 2.

Foul by Tom Davies (Southport).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.

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

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. James Mulley replaces Dan Sparkes.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Jordan Cox.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Braintree Town 2. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Sparkes.

Corner, Southport.

Offside, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox tries a through ball, but Jordan Cox is caught offside.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Louis Almond (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Tom Davies (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Charlie Joyce (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Connor McCarthy (Southport) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola replaces Bernard Mensah.

Attempt missed. Tom Davies (Southport) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. George Donnelly (Southport) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

John Marsden (Southport) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Luke Foster (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Steven Hewitt (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Micah Evans replaces Dom Collins.

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

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

Foul by Charlie Joyce (Southport).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Southport 0, Braintree Town 1. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) header from a difficult angle on the left to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernard Mensah with a cross.

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Tom Davies (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by John Marsden (Southport).

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