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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.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 22Beasant
  • 11Braham-BarrettBooked at 67mins
  • 18Goodman
  • 29Parry
  • 27Clohessy
  • 20CorneSubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 77'minutes
  • 3Okimo
  • 8Isaac
  • 23Cheek
  • 7Midson
  • 4Lee

Substitutes

  • 6Ashton
  • 9Barnard
  • 17Hall-Johnson
  • 26Twardek
  • 36Farrell

Dover

  • 1Walker
  • 2MagriBooked at 17minsSubstituted forThomasat 55'minutes
  • 15Grimes
  • 16Sterling
  • 5Essam
  • 26Healy
  • 6Orlu
  • 4Kinnear
  • 7ModesteSubstituted forPinnockat 72'minutes
  • 9MillerBooked at 89mins
  • 17EmmanuelSubstituted forLafayetteat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Thomas
  • 11Pinnock
  • 21N'Gala
  • 24Caton
  • 25Lafayette
Referee:
Alan Young
Attendance:
704

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 2.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 2. Ricky Miller (Dover Athletic).

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Mitchell Pinnock replaces Ricky Modeste.

Dismissal

Craig Braham-Barrett (Braintree Town) is shown the red card.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 1. Connor Essam (Dover Athletic).

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ross Lafayette replaces Moses Emmanuel.

Substitution

Substitution, Dover Athletic. Aswad Thomas replaces Sam Magri.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.

Booking

Sam Magri (Dover Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

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

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City40267775363985
2Tranmere41267870343685
3Forest Green41239981503178
4Dag & Red422441472492376
5Aldershot4220121058352372
6Dover412261376562072
7Barrow421815964451969
8Gateshead4218131167442367
9Macclesfield40196155749863
10Boreham Wood421413154640655
11Bromley42167195162-1155
12Wrexham421412164255-1354
13Eastleigh421314155257-553
14Chester411410175958152
15Sutton United421311185159-850
16Maidstone United40148185368-1550
17Guiseley421310194761-1449
18Solihull Moors42139205571-1648
19York421015174963-1445
20Woking42129216076-1645
21Braintree42129214869-2145
22Torquay421111204657-1144
23North Ferriby United42113282973-4436
24Southport4298254889-4135
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