National League
AlfretonAlfreton Town0BraintreeBraintree Town2

Alfreton remained bottom of the Conference and without a league point following a home defeat by Braintree.

Luke Graham should have put the home side in front, but could not find the target from three yards.

And Alfreton were made to pay for that costly miss in the second half as Kenny Davis headed in a Dan Sparkes corner to give Braintree the lead.

Sparkes then fired in from the edge of the box to secure a third win of the season for Alan Devonshire's side.

Line-ups

Alfreton

  • 20Dawson
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 10Bradley
  • 2WoodBooked at 57mins
  • 15KeaneBooked at 37mins
  • 5Graham
  • 21ThanojSubstituted forMcDonaldat 73'minutes
  • 12Shaw
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forHicksat 77'minutes
  • 14Sheridan
  • 18IronsideSubstituted forClaytonat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Hicks
  • 9Clayton
  • 16Gray
  • 17McDonald

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2BrundleBooked at 43mins
  • 20Clerima
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Massey
  • 11Sparkes
  • 8Davis
  • 26Mulley
  • 4Isaac
  • 18CoxSubstituted forMarksat 72'minutes
  • 7WalkerSubstituted forAkinolaat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 14Smith
  • 15Akinola
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
442

Match Stats

Home TeamAlfretonAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Massey (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bradley Wood (Alfreton Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Alfreton Town.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Lathanial Rowe-Turner (Alfreton Town).

  12. Post update

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Paul Clayton replaces Joe Ironside.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Alfreton Town 0, Braintree Town 2. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Marks with a headed pass.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Nathan Hicks replaces Lee Stevenson.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) left footed shot misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Keane (Alfreton Town).

  19. Post update

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Alfreton Town. Massiah McDonald replaces Andi Thanoj.

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