Luton 2-3 Braintree Town

Stuart Fleetwood

Braintree Town overcame 10-man Luton to claim their first win in eight matches.

The visitors went ahead as Dan Holman curled a shot into the top corner before Luton striker Stuart Fleetwood was sent off for two bookable offences.

Braintree doubled their lead when Sean Marks chased on to a ball over the top from Sam Habergham and fired home.

Luton's Simon Ainge headed in a Jake Howells corner and Dan Walker levelled with a low effort but the Iron won it through Matt Paine's header.

Fleetwood was shown two yellow cards, his first for an alleged dive and his second for a foul on Nicky Symons, as Luton played the last 62 minutes with only 10 players.

Despite this, the Hatters fought back from 2-0 behind to make it 2-2 before Paine nodded in the winner from Daniel Sparkes's corner.


Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"We should enjoy this occasion, it's probably the best result in Braintree's history, I'd imagine.

"We came here to enjoy it, no-one expected us to get a result here, and we've ended up winning.

"We've been positive - you've seen our defending, so we have to attack to win games.

"I thought we fully deserved the win, it's a great result for us, hopefully we can kick on now."

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