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Braintree Town 0-1 Salisbury City

Salisbury secured a first win in eight games and dented 10-man Braintree's late charge for the play-offs.

The Iron started their seventh game in 15 days strongly, with Dan Holman shooting over before Sean Marks saw an effort blocked.

But Charlie Sheringham nodded in Chris McPhee's cross to put the visitors in front on 19 minutes.

Kenny Davis came close for Braintree, who had Marks sent for an off-the-ball challenge on James Clarke.

The Essex side are now two points adrift of the play-offs, but have a game in hand on their rivals.

Salisbury City manager Mikey Harris told BBC Wiltshire:

"It's probably one of the worst games of football I've ever been involved in in terms of the quality.

"I think the surface was difficult for both teams and it was all about battling and scrapping, and we've nicked it through a set-piece.

"Massive credit to Braintree for the way they kept coming at us despite the fact they went down to 10 men.

"I'm delighted with the result and the clean sheet."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 20Hamann
  • 15Massey
  • 5PaineBooked at 77mins
  • 19Wells
  • 3Habergham
  • 4IsaacBooked at 85mins
  • 8Davis
  • 23LaurentSubstituted forDaleyat 90'minutes
  • 27JakubiakSubstituted forCoxat 57'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 10Holman
  • 9MarksBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 28Holdsworth
  • 1McDonald
  • 22Cox
  • 14Carney
  • 12Daley

Salisbury

  • 25Bittner
  • 4Brett
  • 30Amankwaah
  • 6Wilson
  • 12KamdjoSubstituted forWellardat 45'minutes
  • 5J Clarke
  • 11FrearSubstituted forFitchettat 67'minutes
  • 7McPhee
  • 14SinclairBooked at 69mins
  • 10Lewis
  • 31Sheringham

Substitutes

  • 20Fitchett
  • 9White
  • 19George
  • 8Wellard
Referee:
Colin Lymer

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamSalisbury
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home6
Away7
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home17
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Salisbury City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Salisbury City 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  4. Post update

    Ryan Brett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox tries a through ball, but Jordan Cox is caught offside.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Daley replaces Josh Laurent.

  7. Post update

    Offside, Salisbury City. Charlie Sheringham tries a through ball, but Charlie Sheringham is caught offside.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris McPhee (Salisbury City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

  9. Booking

    Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

  11. Post update

    Stuart Sinclair (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Sheringham (Salisbury City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City).

  16. Post update

    Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Theo Lewis (Salisbury City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  18. Booking

    Matt Paine (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

  20. Post update

    Dan Fitchett (Salisbury City) wins a free kick.

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