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Braintree Town 4-2 Altrincham

Striker Jordan Cox's second-half double helped Braintree to beat Altrincham in a six-goal Conference thriller.

James Mulley's header put the home side ahead, but James Lawrie equalised with a deflected 20-yard striker.

Cox volleyed in from inside the box to restore the advantage, before heading in his second from Dan Sparkes's cross.

Kyle Perry pulled one back when his cross deceived goalkeeper Nick Hamann, but Bernard Mensah's left-footed shot sealed the three points late on.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2BrundleBooked at 25mins
  • 5PaineBooked at 45mins
  • 26MulleySubstituted forPollenat 79'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 8Davis
  • 15Akinola
  • 6Massey
  • 18CoxBooked at 44mins
  • 16MaybanksSubstituted forMarksat 87'minutes
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forMensahat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 12Bakare
  • 17Mensah
  • 19Pollen
  • 29Pentney

Altrincham

  • 17Parton
  • 6LeatherBooked at 90mins
  • 16Marshall
  • 26SinnottBooked at 76mins
  • 3Griffin
  • 5HavernBooked at 15mins
  • 4MoultBooked at 45mins
  • 10Reeves
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forPerryat 60'minutes
  • 7Lawrie
  • 11CleeBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 8Richman
  • 9Gillespie
  • 14Perry
  • 18Williams
  • 25Cavanagh
Referee:
Dean Treleaven

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 4, Altrincham 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 4, Altrincham 2.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Booking

Scott Leather (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Kyle Perry (Altrincham).

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Joe Maybanks.

Booking

Nicky Clee (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tom Marshall (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Sinnott.

Corner, Altrincham.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 4, Altrincham 2. Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Alan Massey (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. George Pollen replaces James Mulley.

Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 3, Altrincham 2. Kyle Perry (Altrincham) left footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kyle Perry with a cross.

Booking

Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Sinnott (Altrincham).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Bernard Mensah replaces Dan Sparkes.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Damian Reeves (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Damian Reeves (Altrincham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Corner, Altrincham.

Attempt missed. Nicky Clee (Altrincham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. James Lawrie (Altrincham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Damian Reeves (Altrincham) wins a free kick.

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

Foul by Adam Griffin (Altrincham).

Nick Hamann (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Altrincham.

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