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Tamworth 0-0 Braintree Town

Tamworth held in-form Braintree to a draw despite having debutant Charlie Allen sent off in the first half.

Allen, who joined on loan from Gillingham on Thursday, came on as a 33rd-minute substitute but lasted only eight minutes before seeing red for a foul on Chez Isaac.

However the visitors failed to make the extra man count.

James Mulley fired wide before Daniel Holman hit the crossbar, while keeper Cameron Belford denied Kenny Davis.

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Braintree manager Alan Devonshire told BBC Essex:

"It was a tough old game. We knew what they were going to do with two forwards they started with - route one.

"We've got a draw, we're disappointed we didn't get all three points. To be fair we lacked a bit of quality in front of goal so maybe they deserved a draw.

"It was difficult conditions. If you go through the whole team, one or two did OK, but we didn't play that well.

"After playing against 10 men, it's two points dropped."

Line-ups

Tamworth

  • 1Belford
  • 34KeaneBooked at 3mins
  • 15Courtney
  • 19Capaldi
  • 6Richards-Everton
  • 33MorganSubstituted forAllenat 33'minutesBooked at 41mins
  • 29HildrethBooked at 74mins
  • 26Elford-AlliyuSubstituted forToddat 46'minutes
  • 17PeniketBooked at 62mins
  • 28Chadwick
  • 9RichardsSubstituted forWrightat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 27Wright
  • 20Todd
  • 32Allen
  • 7Kerry
  • 25Higgins

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 14Carney
  • 15Massey
  • 19Wells
  • 5PaineBooked at 20mins
  • 26Mulley
  • 8Davis
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forDaleyat 60'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCoxat 77'minutes
  • 10HolmanSubstituted forEnver-Marumat 77'minutes
  • 2Peters

Substitutes

  • 22Cox
  • 11Sparkes
  • 12Daley
  • 1McDonald
  • 18Enver-Marum
Referee:
Chris Kavanagh
Attendance:
716

Match Stats

Home TeamTamworthAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home4
Away7
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home17
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tamworth 0, Braintree Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tamworth 0, Braintree Town 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Tamworth. Mark Wright replaces Justin Richards.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Justin Richards (Tamworth).

  5. Post update

    Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

  7. Post update

    Hand ball by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  8. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Daley (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

  12. Post update

    Jordan Keane (Tamworth) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Todd (Tamworth) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Sean Marks.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Liam Enver-Marum replaces Dan Holman.

  16. Booking

    Lee Hildreth (Tamworth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Lee Hildreth (Tamworth).

  18. Post update

    James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Dan Holman (Braintree Town) hits the bar with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ben Richards-Everton (Tamworth).

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