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Eastleigh 0-2 Braintree Town

Michael Cheek scored twice as Braintree boosted their National League survival hopes with victory over struggling Eastleigh.

After the hosts had a goal disallowed when Ben Strevens was flagged offside, Cheek headed in the opener in the 27th minute.

Graham Stack kept Eastleigh in the game by producing a fine double save to deny Reece Hall-Johnson twice on the stroke of half-time.

But Cheek added a second in the 73rd minute to move Braintree seven points above the relegation zone and leave Eastleigh without a win in 2017.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

  • 37Stack
  • 2Cole
  • 29OdoffinBooked at 18mins
  • 33GarrettSubstituted forMuggletonat 62'minutes
  • 5Dugdale
  • 7Leacock-McLeod
  • 27JohnsonSubstituted forObileyeat 32'minutes
  • 8CloseSubstituted forConstableat 52'minutes
  • 36StrevensBooked at 68mins
  • 18Wilson
  • 14Togwell

Substitutes

  • 9Constable
  • 11Stearn
  • 17Muggleton
  • 24Obileye
  • 35Bearwish

Braintree

  • 22Beasant
  • 3Okimo
  • 17Hall-JohnsonBooked at 50mins
  • 18GoodmanBooked at 90mins
  • 7Midson
  • 23CheekSubstituted forBarnardat 90'minutes
  • 8Isaac
  • 24Patterson
  • 36FarrellBooked at 83minsSubstituted forCorneat 84'minutes
  • 29Parry
  • 27ClohessyBooked at 71minsSubstituted forGayleat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Gayle
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Maybanks
  • 15Henshall
  • 20Corne
Referee:
Adrian Quelch
Attendance:
1,702

Live Text

Match ends, Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 2.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Lee Barnard replaces Michael Cheek.

Booking

Jake Goodman (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sam Corne replaces Kyron Farrell.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Ian Gayle replaces Sean Clohessy.

Goal!

Goal! Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 2. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).

Booking

Sean Clohessy (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Sam Muggleton replaces Tyler Garrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. James Constable replaces Ben Close.

Second Half

Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Ayo Obileye replaces Reda Johnson.

Goal!

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

Booking

Hakeem Odoffin (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City30204661313064
2Dag & Red31194856342261
3Forest Green31179563362760
4Tranmere30176743261757
5Dover311651062471553
6Aldershot32149941311051
7Barrow301311649321750
8Gateshead321310952341849
9Macclesfield291451042301247
10Wrexham331210113440-646
11Bromley31136124144-345
12Chester321110114943643
13Eastleigh31101294339442
14Boreham Wood31119113129242
15Solihull Moors32117144448-440
16Braintree31107143549-1437
17Sutton United30106143241-936
18Torquay3297163645-934
19Woking3296174560-1533
20Guiseley3288163851-1332
21Maidstone United3286183459-2530
22Southport3286183870-3230
23York31512142848-2027
24North Ferriby United3283211848-3027
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