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Braintree Town 0-0 Torquay United

Torquay secured a well-earned point after holding on for a goalless draw at Braintree in the National League.

Braintree's Michael Cheek had the best chance of the first half, heading against the crossbar from six yards out in the first 10 minutes.

The chances continued for Braintree, with Cheek and Alex Woodyard hitting the post as Torquay rode their luck.

And Nathan Smith's late block from Simeon Akinola's shot proved crucial in earning the Gulls a point.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Norris
  • 2Clerima
  • 5PaineBooked at 90mins
  • 8DavisBooked at 73mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Fry
  • 32PowellSubstituted forMilesat 65'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forMarksat 78'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 23CheekSubstituted forSekajjaat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Brundle
  • 9Marks
  • 12Sekajja
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar

Torquay

  • 21Lavercombe
  • 29Berry
  • 18Smith
  • 26Heslop
  • 24Nicholson
  • 5MacDonaldBooked at 90mins
  • 11Murombedzi
  • 16Richards
  • 3Butler
  • 25Verma
  • 28Wright

Substitutes

  • 1Spiess
  • 7Briscoe
  • 12Carmichael
  • 15Prynn
  • 22Gerring
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
773

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home6
Away1
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Torquay United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Torquay United 0.

Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Ibra Sekajja replaces Michael Cheek.

Foul by Aman Verma (Torquay United).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

Nathan Smith (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Offside, Torquay United. Andre Wright tries a through ball, but Andre Wright is caught offside.

Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Dan Sparkes.

Attempt blocked. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Foul by Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Taylor Miles (Braintree Town).

Dan Butler (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andre Wright (Torquay United).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Jack Powell.

Offside, Torquay United. Simon Heslop tries a through ball, but Simon Heslop is caught offside.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Nathan Smith (Torquay United).

Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Torquay United 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Torquay United 0.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Shepherd Murombedzi (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andre Wright (Torquay United).

Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Torquay United.

Offside, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek tries a through ball, but Michael Cheek is caught offside.

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