Match ends, Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 2.
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.
- 29OdoffinBooked at 18mins
- 33GarrettSubstituted forMuggletonat 62'minutes
- 27JohnsonSubstituted forObileyeat 32'minutes
- 8CloseSubstituted forConstableat 52'minutes
- 36StrevensBooked at 68mins
- 17Hall-JohnsonBooked at 50mins
- 18GoodmanBooked at 90mins
- 23CheekSubstituted forBarnardat 90'minutes
- 36FarrellBooked at 83minsSubstituted forCorneat 84'minutes
- 27ClohessyBooked at 71minsSubstituted forGayleat 77'minutes
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 2.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Lee Barnard replaces Michael Cheek.
Jake Goodman (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Sam Corne replaces Kyron Farrell.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Ian Gayle replaces Sean Clohessy.
Goal! Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 2. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).
Sean Clohessy (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Ben Strevens (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Sam Muggleton replaces Tyler Garrett.
Substitution, Eastleigh. James Constable replaces Ben Close.
Second Half begins Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 1.
First Half ends, Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 1.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ayo Obileye replaces Reda Johnson.
Goal! Eastleigh 0, Braintree Town 1. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).
Hakeem Odoffin (Eastleigh) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.