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Braintree Town 1-0 Aldershot Town

Dan Holman's early goal secured a comfortable win for Braintree and left struggling Aldershot in the Conference Premier relegation zone.

Holman struck his sixth goal in eight games when he poked home a long ball past goalkeeper Glenn Morris.

Braintree could have doubled their lead after the interval but Dan Sparkes' free-kick came back off the crossbar.

Craig Stanley and Brett Williams went closest for the Shots but they could not find an equaliser.

Aldershot Town boss Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"It's frustrating for everybody and the fans are frustrated because it's another ridiculous goal we have conceded, where it's been a long punt forward with indecision costing us.

"We didn't create as much as we liked but I felt we were in control of the game. In the second half we didn't have the ruthlessness in the box that makes the difference and we've conceded a poor goal.

"We can't dwell on this result too much and we've got two games at home.

"They dominated the game - the way they went about the tempo - and it was difficult."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 5Paine
  • 19Wells
  • 26MulleyBooked at 85mins
  • 12DaleySubstituted forLaurentat 80'minutes
  • 4Isaac
  • 11Sparkes
  • 8Davis
  • 10HolmanBooked at 71minsSubstituted forJakubiakat 88'minutes
  • 2Peters
  • 9Marks

Substitutes

  • 1McDonald
  • 25Maybanks
  • 23Laurent
  • 27Jakubiak
  • 28Holdsworth

Aldershot

  • 1Morris
  • 15Barker
  • 3Tonkin
  • 2OastlerBooked at 17mins
  • 28ButlerSubstituted forBubbat 55'minutes
  • 4Stanley
  • 7MekkiBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMolesleyat 56'minutesBooked at 79mins
  • 8Rowlands
  • 22Gibbs
  • 16Scott
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 6Webster
  • 12Martin
  • 5Taiwo
  • 19Molesley
  • 11Bubb
Referee:
Justin Amey
Attendance:
1,090

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Tonkin (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Bubb (Aldershot Town).

  5. Post update

    Ryan Peters (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

  7. Post update

    Josh Scott (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Alex Jakubiak replaces Dan Holman.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Booking

    James Mulley (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Jaydon Gibbs (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Sparkes with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Josh Laurent replaces Luke Daley.

  18. Booking

    Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

  20. Post update

    James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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