Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 1.
Braintree Town 1-1 Eastleigh
Eastleigh's 1-1 draw at Braintree kept both clubs unbeaten in the fledgling National League table.
The visitors' Mikael Mandron and Joe Partington combined well early on, the former forcing a good save from Jamie Butler.
Butler had to be in fine form again to thwart the French forward from close range.
The Spitfires went in front in the second half, courtesy of James Constable, but Jamie Day's men roared back and Lee Barnard fired past Ross Flitney from 25 yards for the equaliser.
Late on, Ryan Cresswell had to clear off the line to preserve a point for Eastleigh.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 7MidsonBooked at 69mins
- 2PartingtonSubstituted forDawsonat 48'minutes
- 9ConstableBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBirdat 82'minutes
- 19MandronSubstituted forWilsonat 78'minutes
- Constantine Hatzidakis
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 1.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ryan Bird replaces James Constable.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Scott Wilson replaces Mikael Mandron.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 1. Lee Barnard (Braintree Town).
Jack Midson (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Own Goal by Ian Gayle, Braintree Town. Braintree Town 0, Eastleigh 1.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Adam Dawson replaces Joe Partington.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Eastleigh 0.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Eastleigh 0.
James Constable (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.