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Barrow2Braintree0

Barrow 2-0 Braintree Town

Barrow registered a fourth successive win as they dented Braintree's National League play-off hopes.

The visitors went behind early when goalkeeper Tom King fumbled Andy Haworth's corner and presented Jason Walker with a close-range gift.

Andy Cook doubled the advantage with his 20th goal of the season as he latched on to Jordan Williams' assist.

Barrow have now gone nine games unbeaten while defeat leaves Braintree are one point off the top five.

Line-ups

Barrow

  • 12Dixon
  • 28Sutton
  • 5Livesey
  • 8Harvey
  • 25Wilmer-AndertonBooked at 55mins
  • 6Grand
  • 7HaworthBooked at 58minsSubstituted forLaceyat 62'minutes
  • 24Parry
  • 29WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forTomlinsonat 81'minutes
  • 10Cook

Substitutes

  • 2Abbott
  • 4Lacey
  • 14Tomlinson
  • 16Fofana
  • 17Williams

Braintree

  • 1King
  • 17Long
  • 15Phillips
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forSparkesat 71'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 10Akinola
  • 6Fry
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCheekat 63'minutes
  • 8DavisSubstituted forPowellat 86'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 7Brundle

Substitutes

  • 11Sparkes
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
  • 23Cheek
  • 32Powell
Referee:
Ollie Yates
Attendance:
1,039

Match Stats

Home TeamBarrowAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Barrow 2, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Barrow 2, Braintree Town 0.

Booking

Jordan Williams (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Barrow).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Powell replaces Kenny Davis.

Hand ball by Ben Tomlinson (Barrow).

Offside, Barrow. Andy Cook tries a through ball, but Andy Cook is caught offside.

Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Ben Tomlinson replaces Jason Walker.

Goal!

Goal! Barrow 2, Braintree Town 0. Andy Cook (Barrow) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Williams.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Alex-Ray Harvey (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces Chez Isaac.

Foul by Sean Long (Braintree Town).

Jason Walker (Barrow) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Matt Fry (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt missed. Andy Cook (Barrow) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Williams.

Corner, Barrow.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Sean Marks.

Substitution

Substitution, Barrow. Paddy Lacey replaces Andy Haworth.

Corner, Barrow.

Attempt blocked. Andy Cook (Barrow) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Andy Haworth (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Andy Haworth (Barrow).

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Barrow).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Nick Wilmer-Anderton (Barrow).

Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Andrew Parry (Barrow).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham422611579295089
2Forest Green422510766382885
3Grimsby402112777393875
4Dover412281172502274
5Tranmere4219121157421569
6Braintree4119111145331268
7Eastleigh401910115849967
8Wrexham411991366462066
9Gateshead42189155161-1063
10Macclesfield411861757451260
11Bromley42178176564159
12Barrow411611145865-759
13Lincoln City421512156259357
14Woking41149186260251
15Aldershot42148204767-2050
16Southport421212184358-1548
17Chester421112195666-1045
18Torquay411111194569-2444
19Guiseley41916164062-2243
20Halifax401110195376-2343
21Boreham Wood42914193846-841
22Altrincham41913194366-2340
23Welling42811233459-2535
24Kidderminster41611244166-2529
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