Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 2.
Braintree Town 1-2 Dover Athletic
Dover Athletic boosted their hopes of a play-off place with a last-minute winner against Braintree.
Braintree went ahead within eight minutes as Michael Cheek rose highest to meet right-back Sean Clohessy's cross.
Dover's Ricky Miller had a goal ruled out midway through the half as they chased an equaliser, before the home side threatened to double their advantage as Craig Braham-Barrett struck the outside of Mitch Walker's post.
The equaliser came in the 64th minute, when Connor Essam headed in Joe Healy's free-kick, and it got worse for the home side moments later as Braham-Barrett, against his former club, received a straight red for a dangerous challenge on Ricky Modeste.
Reece Hall-Johnson went close to an unlikely Braintree winner but it was Dover who took the spoils as substitute Mitch Pinnock found Miller who converted in the last minute, dropping Braintree into the relegation zone.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 11Braham-BarrettBooked at 67mins
- 20CorneSubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 77'minutes
- 2MagriBooked at 17minsSubstituted forThomasat 55'minutes
- 7ModesteSubstituted forPinnockat 72'minutes
- 9MillerBooked at 89mins
- 17EmmanuelSubstituted forLafayetteat 63'minutes
- Alan Young
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 2.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 2. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).
Substitution, Braintree Town. Reece Hall-Johnson replaces Sam Corne.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Ricky Modeste.
Craig Braham-Barrett (Braintree Town) is shown the red card.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 1. Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ross Lafayette replaces Moses Emmanuel.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Aswad Thomas replaces Sam Magri.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.
Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.