National League
AldershotAldershot Town1BraintreeBraintree Town3

Aldershot Town 1-3 Braintree Town

Braintree secured a comfortable away win over Aldershot to move within sight of the play-off places.

Winger Dan Sparkes opened the scoring when he curled a 20-yard effort past Phil Smith.

Jordan Cox bagged a brace to seal the game, tapping in Simeon Akinola's cross before capitalising on poor Aldershot defending for his second.

Damon Lathrope's goal was mere consolation for Aldershot, who have now lost three of their last four games.

Aldershot Town manager Andy Scott told BBC Surrey:

"We were nowhere good enough, outfought all over the pitch and nowhere near what is acceptable. We got what we deserved which was absolutely nothing.

"There's no excuses. We have played well before and we have showed a lot energy and organisation but we didn't show any of that tonight.

"We didn't win any of our battles on the pitch and we knew it was going to be physical. We didn't compete enough to get into the game."

Line-ups

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 5Wilson
  • 3TonkinSubstituted forN'Guessanat 57'minutes
  • 2Oastler
  • 16ForbesSubstituted forFitchettat 59'minutes
  • 4Lathrope
  • 12Gibbs
  • 14Roberts
  • 9Williams
  • 11Scott

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 13Thomas
  • 17Diallo
  • 18N'Guessan
  • 19Derry

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 4Isaac
  • 26MulleyBooked at 50mins
  • 11Sparkes
  • 12BakareBooked at 29minsSubstituted forWalkerat 65'minutes
  • 15Akinola
  • 18CoxSubstituted forSmithat 88'minutes
  • 23PetersSubstituted forCaseat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Walker
  • 14Smith
  • 17Case
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Jeff Muschik
Attendance:
1,295

Match Stats

Home TeamAldershotAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home9
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 3.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 3. Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

  5. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Fitchett (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Steven Smith replaces Jordan Cox.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Case (Braintree Town).

  9. Post update

    Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Ryan Case replaces Ryan Peters.

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Aldershot Town 0, Braintree Town 3. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simeon Akinola.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

  16. Post update

    Damon Lathrope (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

  18. Post update

    Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Aldershot Town.

Top Stories