National League
BraintreeBraintree Town2WellingWelling United3

Braintree Town 2-3 Welling United

Welling hit back to beat in-form Braintree and move to within two points of the Conference Premier play-offs.

The hosts led when Charlie Strutton beat the offside trap to run onto Chez Isaac's pass and fire past Lee Butcher.

Jamie Day's brilliant 25-yard free-kick into the top corner made it 1-1 before the break and Lee Clarke's 12-yard strike put the visitors ahead.

Alex Dyer's driven shot made it 3-1 and Welling held on despite late pressure after Jordan Cox's fine volley.

Town remain in the play-off spots in fifth place.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1McDonald
  • 21Griffiths
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Massey
  • 5Paine
  • 19Wells
  • 26MulleySubstituted forEnver-Marumat 46'minutes
  • 4Isaac
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forHolmanat 72'minutes
  • 22CoxBooked at 40mins
  • 7Strutton

Substitutes

  • 14Carney
  • 18Enver-Marum
  • 10Holman
  • 20Hamann
  • 2Peters

Welling

  • 18ButcherBooked at 90mins
  • 3Obersteller
  • 5Franks
  • 26Cargill
  • 2Fazackerley
  • 15DyerBooked at 32mins
  • 27DayBooked at 90mins
  • 8Clarke
  • 33HealyBooked at 90mins
  • 9Guthrie
  • 11PiresBooked at 77mins

Substitutes

  • 7Hughes-Mason
  • 20Come
  • 13Turner
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,119

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamWelling
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Welling United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Welling United 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Paine (Braintree Town).

  4. Post update

    Lee Clarke (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Chez Isaac with a cross.

  6. Booking

    Joe Healy (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Joe Healy (Welling United).

  8. Post update

    Sam Griffiths (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

    Jamie Day (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  10. Booking

    Lee Butcher (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 2, Welling United 3. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Franks (Welling United).

  13. Post update

    Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Loick Pires (Welling United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie Day with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Samuel Habergham (Braintree Town).

  16. Post update

    Joe Healy (Welling United) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Loick Pires (Welling United).

  20. Post update

    Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.