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Wrexham0Braintree1

Wrexham 0-1 Braintree Town

Luke Coddington
Luke Coddington, who made his Wrexham debut, joined Huddersfield from his hometown club Middlesbrough

Braintree won for just the fourth time this season as they secured away success at the Racecourse Ground.

Michael Cheek's goal midway through the first half proved enough for the visitors, despite the hosts missing several first half opportunities.

Braintree who have fielded eight different goalkeepers this term and enjoyed a record win in the FA Cup last week, remain in the bottom four.

Mid-table Wrexham have failed to score in ten matches this season.

Wrexham manager Dean Keates told BBC Radio Wales Sport: "It is disappointing, we had three really good chances. But we weren't brave enough to break them down.

"It is frustrating, we looked positive, but after ten minutes onwards, we lost our tempo.

"We never really got going and it is disappointing."

Line-ups

Wrexham

  • 26Coddington
  • 6Tilt
  • 16J Evans
  • 4Bencherif
  • 12Edwards
  • 7BarrySubstituted forEvansat 69'minutes
  • 21SmithSubstituted forMcDonaghat 77'minutes
  • 10Rooney
  • 18HarradSubstituted forBailey-Nicholsat 58'minutes
  • 17Powell
  • 13Carrington

Substitutes

  • 5Riley
  • 8Bailey-Nichols
  • 15Evans
  • 20McDonagh
  • 23Nortey

Braintree

  • 22Beasant
  • 4Lee
  • 18Goodman
  • 27Clohessy
  • 24Elokobi
  • 15MatthewsSubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 90'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 23CheekSubstituted forMidsonat 70'minutes
  • 14Muldoon
  • 3Okimo
  • 9BarnardBooked at 53minsSubstituted forIsaacat 83'minutes
  • 10Akinola

Substitutes

  • 5Gayle
  • 7Midson
  • 8Isaac
  • 12Maybanks
  • 17Hall-Johnson
Referee:
Steven Rushton
Attendance:
3,413

Live Text

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Braintree Town 1.

Match ends, Wrexham 0, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Wrexham 0, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Reece Hall-Johnson replaces Sam Matthews.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Chez Isaac replaces Lee Barnard.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Gerry McDonagh replaces Leo Smith.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Midson replaces Michael Cheek.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Rob Evans replaces Antony Barry.

Substitution

Substitution, Wrexham. Khaellem Bailey-Nichols replaces Shaun Harrad.

Booking

Lee Barnard (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Half Time

First Half ends, Wrexham 0, Braintree Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Wrexham 0, Braintree Town 1. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green20144237132446
2Lincoln City19114439192037
3Tranmere19114427131437
4Dag & Red19113528181036
5Barrow1998230171335
6Dover1911173733434
7Aldershot209652519633
8Gateshead1995535191632
9Eastleigh1987430201031
10Boreham Wood198652215730
11Macclesfield199372519630
12Chester197662823527
13Sutton United197572424026
14Wrexham206771725-825
15Bromley197392228-624
16Solihull Moors196492532-722
17Maidstone United196492535-1022
18Southport1954101939-2019
19Torquay1953111526-1118
20York193792032-1216
21Braintree1944111733-1616
22Woking1935112740-1314
23Guiseley1934122232-1013
24North Ferriby United203314830-2212
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