National League
Braintree1Southport0

Braintree Town 1-0 Southport

Braintree made it back-to-back wins as they overcame struggling Southport at the Amlin Stadium.

The hosts made a bright start and were ahead inside half an hour as Dan Sparkes nestled a low drive into the bottom corner past Andy Coughlin.

Alex Woodyard and Jamie Allen both wasted chances to extend the lead in a convincing Braintree display.

Southport failed to register a shot on target and have now lost four of their opening five games.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1NorrisBooked at 86mins
  • 12Dallison-Lisbon
  • 2Clerima
  • 8DavisSubstituted forIsaacat 70'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Phillips
  • 5PaineBooked at 56mins
  • 30Woodyard
  • 10AkinolaSubstituted forMilesat 80'minutes
  • 20ChiedozieSubstituted forCheekat 76'minutes
  • 11SparkesBooked at 71mins

Substitutes

  • 4Isaac
  • 7Brundle
  • 9Marks
  • 14Miles
  • 23Cheek

Southport

  • 1CoughlinBooked at 42mins
  • 2ChallonerBooked at 41minsSubstituted forAllenat 63'minutes
  • 5ThompsonBooked at 6mins
  • 18JonesBooked at 36mins
  • 3Beesley
  • 6FosterSubstituted forRutherfordat 72'minutes
  • 8Wright
  • 11Jones
  • 4Nolan
  • 12BlakemanSubstituted forCameronat 58'minutes
  • 22PhenixBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 7Allen
  • 14Joyce
  • 16Rutherford
  • 19Viscosi
  • 23Cameron
Referee:
Constantine Hatzidakis
Attendance:
504

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamSouthport
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away2
Shots on Target
Home1
Away0
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Southport 0.

Foul by Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).

Courtney Cameron (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Phenix (Southport).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Southport.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Booking

Will Norris (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Paul Rutherford (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

Will Beesley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Phenix (Southport).

Mark Phillips (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Simeon Akinola.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Andrai Jones (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Jordan Chiedozie.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Paul Rutherford replaces Luke Foster.

Booking

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Will Beesley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Chez Isaac replaces Kenny Davis.

Attempt missed. Jamie Allen (Southport) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Jamie Allen replaces Matthew Challoner.

Offside, Southport. Michael Phenix tries a through ball, but Michael Phenix is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Courtney Cameron replaces Adam Blakeman.

Attempt missed. Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Booking

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Will Beesley (Southport) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Gary Jones (Southport).

Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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