National League
BraintreeBraintree Town0Lincoln CityLincoln City2

Lincoln beat Braintree for the second time in four days to keep alive their faint play-off hopes.

Goal scorers Luke Foster and Jake Sheridan had already gone close before Foster opened the visitors' account, heading in a Sean Newton corner.

Sheridan then doubled the lead after the break with a fierce shot from 25 yards out.

Braintree keeper Nick Hamann kept City's tally to two with a fine save to deny Sheridan in injury time.

Lincoln are 12th in the standings but only five points of the play-offs, while Braintree sit one point and one place behind.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 3HaberghamSubstituted forSparkesat 46'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 19Wells
  • 5Paine
  • 8DavisBooked at 85mins
  • 26Mulley
  • 23LaurentSubstituted forIsaacat 66'minutes
  • 2PetersBooked at 55mins
  • 9Marks
  • 10Holman
  • 17MensahSubstituted forJakubiakat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 27Jakubiak
  • 11Sparkes
  • 4Isaac
  • 12Daley
  • 1McDonald

Lincoln City

  • 30Townsend
  • 3Newton
  • 5Audel
  • 2MillerBooked at 47mins
  • 27Foster
  • 12SheridanSubstituted forDixonat 90+3'minutes
  • 24Mendy
  • 15Gray
  • 4Jordan
  • 11TomlinsonSubstituted forSimmonsat 88'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9Rowe

Substitutes

  • 26Adams
  • 19Nolan
  • 17Dixon
  • 31Preece
  • 25Simmons
Referee:
Daniel Cook

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Lincoln City 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

  4. Post update

    Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Bohan Dixon replaces Jake Sheridan.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Alex Simmons (Lincoln City).

  7. Post update

    Dean Wells (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  9. Booking

    Alex Simmons (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Alex Simmons replaces Ben Tomlinson.

  12. Booking

    Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Sparkes (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Arnaud Mendy (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Newton (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

  16. Booking

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

  18. Post update

    Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Danny L. Rowe (Lincoln City).

  20. Post update

    Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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