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Hyde 0-3 Braintree Town

Braintree climbed to third after two goals from Charlie Strutton and one from Jordan Cox consigned Hyde to their ninth consecutive defeat.

The Iron broke the deadlock when Strutton pounced on a poor pass by Will Haining before slotting home.

Strutton doubled their advantage when a Sam Habergham free-kick was nodded down to the striker by substitute Jordan Cox and he made no mistake from 12 yards.

Cox then got his name on the scoresheet with a neat swivel and shot.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Braintree Town manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"I was a bit disappointed with the way we played in the first half, especially in the first 20 minutes, I wasn't happy with what we did.

"We sorted a few things out at half-time and I thought we totally bossed it second half - 3-0 might flatter us a little bit, but we'll take it.

"We've got 26 points to get [to avoid relegation], that's all we are about at the moment. If we get it quickly then happy days.

"There's better players in this team than people give them credit for. Some people don't see it. Yes, you've got to have a good work ethic and a good team spirit, we've got that, but I've got some good players."

Line-ups

Hyde United

  • 1Carnell
  • 2Brizell
  • 4HainingBooked at 17mins
  • 5Ashworth
  • 3Griffin
  • 6Tomsett
  • 11HughesSubstituted forDieseruvweat 59'minutes
  • 8BrownSubstituted forAlmondat 44'minutes
  • 7PooleSubstituted forCollinsat 69'minutes
  • 26Gray
  • 9Spencer

Substitutes

  • 16Mainwaring
  • 10Collins
  • 21Blakeman
  • 18Almond
  • 20Dieseruvwe

Braintree

  • 1McDonald
  • 19Wells
  • 21Griffiths
  • 5Paine
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Massey
  • 26MulleyBooked at 74minsSubstituted forCarneyat 78'minutes
  • 11Sparkes
  • 4Isaac
  • 7StruttonSubstituted forHolmanat 81'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCoxat 50'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Holman
  • 18Enver-Marum
  • 20Hamann
  • 14Carney
  • 22Cox
Referee:
Jason Whiteley
Attendance:
402

Match Stats

Home TeamHyde UnitedAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home17
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hyde FC 0, Braintree Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adam Griffin (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Ashworth (Hyde FC) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Tom Collins.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Griffin (Hyde FC) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Liam Tomsett (Hyde FC) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hyde FC.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Holman replaces Charlie Strutton.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

  16. Post update

    Emmanuel Dieseruvwe (Hyde FC) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matthew Paine (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Newman Carney replaces James Mulley.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

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