National League
Braintree1Aldershot2

Braintree Town 1-2 Aldershot Town

Richard Brodie scored the winner as Aldershot came from a goal behind to win at Braintree.

The hosts led at the break thanks to Jordan Chiedozie's header from a Dan Sparkes cross.

The Shots pushed for an equaliser after the interval and got the goal they deserved when Charlie Harris fired in a 70th-minute volley.

Brodie won it for the visitors with four minutes remaining with a header from a Harris cross.

Aldershot boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

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Smith on Braintree v Aldershot

"Delighted with the win because I thought we were off the pace in the first half and the players got criticism. So the pleasing thing for a manager is after taking the criticism they responded in the right way by keeping a clean sheet in the second half and scoring two goals.

"We want to win games and Braintree is a difficult place to come, we did have four strikers on at the end of the game but that's the only way to win games.

(On Charlie Harris) "We knew what he was capable of and we don't want to go overboard with him because he's a young lad. He'll have ups and downs but he's definitely shown he's more than capable of handling the National League."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Norris
  • 7Brundle
  • 12Dallison-Lisbon
  • 5PaineBooked at 46mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Phillips
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forDavisat 72'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11Sparkes
  • 10AkinolaSubstituted forEdgarat 77'minutes
  • 20ChiedozieSubstituted forCheekat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Clerima
  • 8Davis
  • 9Marks
  • 22Edgar
  • 23Cheek

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 14Beckles
  • 16Gallagher
  • 20Wilmer-Anderton
  • 6Oliver
  • 19Walker
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 65'minutes
  • 15BrowneSubstituted forHarrisat 58'minutes
  • 17BrodieBooked at 27mins
  • 10Walker

Substitutes

  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 18Barker
  • 21Harris
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
707

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 2.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town).

Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 2. Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Harris with a cross.

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

Attempt blocked. Charlie Harris (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Simeon Akinola.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Jordan Chiedozie.

Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Kenny Davis replaces Chez Isaac.

Foul by Jordan Chiedozie (Braintree Town).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 1. Charlie Harris (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Charlie Harris (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Matthew Barnes-Homer replaces Jim Stevenson.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Charlie Harris replaces Rhys Browne.

Attempt missed. Rhys Browne (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt blocked. Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) header from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Mitch Brundle with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Dan Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

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

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