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Braintree Town 2-0 Southport

Sam Come's brace eased Braintree to victory over National League strugglers Southport.

Euan Murray almost opened the scoring in spectacular fashion for the visitors after 11 minutes, but his overhead kick hit a post after beating Ben McNamara.

Southport continued to play well, but it was the hosts who got the breakthrough when Come found the back of the net through a crowd of bodies four minutes before the interval.

He added a second just before the hour mark, blasting past Craig King after being put through by Michael Cheek, and that was enough to condemn Southport to a fourth straight defeat.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 33McNamara
  • 27Clohessy
  • 29Parry
  • 20Corne
  • 3Okimo
  • 8Isaac
  • 14Mbulu
  • 17Hall-JohnsonSubstituted forHenshallat 71'minutes
  • 23CheekSubstituted forBarnardat 86'minutes
  • 7Midson
  • 26Twardek

Substitutes

  • 4Lee
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Maybanks
  • 15Henshall
  • 36Farrell

Southport

  • 28King
  • 2White
  • 8GrimesSubstituted forColyat 66'minutes
  • 19Weeks
  • 4Nolan
  • 20Higgins
  • 6MurraySubstituted forJonesat 70'minutes
  • 22Stevenson
  • 26Higgins
  • 25Almond
  • 23McKeown

Substitutes

  • 11Coly
  • 12Jones
  • 14McKenna
  • 24Cundy
  • 27Brodie
Referee:
Chris O'Donnell
Attendance:
501

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Southport 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Southport 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Lee Barnard replaces Michael Cheek.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Henshall replaces Reece Hall-Johnson.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. Andrai Jones replaces Euan Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Southport. John Cofie replaces Ashley Grimes.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, Southport 0. Sam Corne (Braintree Town).

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Southport 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Southport 0.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Southport 0. Sam Corne (Braintree Town).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City34226667323572
2Forest Green37219777453272
3Tranmere35207851312067
4Dag & Red372141262431967
5Gateshead381811964382665
6Dover371961268541463
7Aldershot3817111050331762
8Barrow371613854371761
9Macclesfield341661246351154
10Wrexham381410143748-1152
11Boreham Wood381213133833549
12Eastleigh381213134849-149
13Bromley38147174557-1249
14Solihull Moors37139155253-148
15Chester361210145451346
16Guiseley38129174555-1045
17Braintree38129174660-1445
18Sutton United36128163949-1044
19Maidstone United36117184463-1940
20Torquay37109184151-1039
21Woking38108205168-1738
22York36615153656-2033
23North Ferriby United38103252460-3633
24Southport3787224179-3831
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