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Woking 1-1 Braintree Town

Braintree dropped out of the National League play-off places as they were held to a draw at Woking.

The visitors, who held League Two side Oxford to a draw in the FA Cup at the weekend, went ahead when Sean Marks scored from close range.

Sammie Szmodics saw his 20-yard chip tipped to safety by Jake Cole as Braintree pushed for a second.

But Woking grabbed a point with 12 minutes left when John Goddard slotted home from the middle of the box.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

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Hill on Woking v Braintree

"I don't think we really got going in the first-half and I think they pressed us and were the better side but it was really a case of showing some character and digging in and I felt second half we certainly bossed the game.

"We were the better side for a long time and if there was one team was going to win was us, no doubt about that.

"We are low on confidence and we have a lot of young players and there were six young boys in the squad 21-years-of-age.

"You are going to get those indifferent performances but the pleasing thing tonight that we've come from behind and come out with a positive response and performance."

Line-ups

Woking

  • 1Cole
  • 26Norman
  • 7Jones
  • 14RobinsonSubstituted forKeohaneat 65'minutes
  • 3Arthur
  • 5Saah
  • 16DanielSubstituted forAndradeat 65'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Goddard
  • 20Holman
  • 25Cunnington

Substitutes

  • 10Sole
  • 15Andrade
  • 18Hamann
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Keohane

Braintree

  • 1NorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 2Clerima
  • 6Fry
  • 30Woodyard
  • 3Habergham
  • 5Paine
  • 7Brundle
  • 14MilesSubstituted forCheekat 69'minutes
  • 4IsaacBooked at 60mins
  • 28SzmodicsBooked at 90mins
  • 9MarksSubstituted forSekajjaat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Sekajja
  • 22Edgar
  • 23Cheek
  • 27List
  • 31Haigh
Referee:
Derek Eaton
Attendance:
1,182

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home13
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Woking 1, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Woking 1, Braintree Town 1.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Booking

Sammie Szmodics (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

Booking

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

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

Corner, Woking.

Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Woking) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Ibra Sekajja replaces Sean Marks.

Goal!

Goal! Woking 1, Braintree Town 1. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross.

Attempt saved. Matt Fry (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Chez Isaac.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt missed. Joey Jones (Woking) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Goddard with a cross.

Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

Adam Cunnington (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Woking.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Taylor Miles.

Foul by Bruno Andrade (Woking).

Matt Fry (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Jimmy Keohane replaces Matt Robinson.

Substitution

Substitution, Woking. Bruno Andrade replaces Kadell Daniel.

Foul by Adam Cunnington (Woking).

Matt Fry (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

John Goddard (Woking) hits the woodwork with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Booking

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cameron Norman (Woking).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Woking.

Foul by Cameron Norman (Woking).

Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Sammie Szmodics (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Woking) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Taylor Miles (Braintree Town).

Matt Robinson (Woking) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Chris Arthur (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Kadell Daniel (Woking) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

goal

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