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Eastleigh 1-0 Braintree Town

Stuart Fleetwood
Fleetwood's goal was his first for Eastleigh in eleven appearances

Stuart Fleetwood's first goal of the season gave Eastleigh a narrow 1-0 Conference victory over Braintree.

The 28-year-old broke the deadlock in the 35th minute with a powerful header from Will Evans' cross.

Braintree could have hit back straight away but Eastleigh goalkeeper Ross Flitney was well placed to save Dan Sparkes' shot from the edge of the box.

The visitors pushed hard for an equaliser late in the game but Eastleigh held on to claim the win.

Line-ups

Eastleigh

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Flitney
  • 17ReidBooked at 45mins
  • 2Spence
  • 25Turley
  • 16Evans
  • 10Reason
  • 4CollinsSubstituted forStanleyat 66'minutes
  • 13Fleetwood
  • 14Strevens
  • 9Constable
  • 12MidsonSubstituted forMcAllisterat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Todd
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Stanley
  • 11McAllister
  • 24Helm

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 3Habergham
  • 6MasseyBooked at 56mins
  • 4Isaac
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forWalkerat 57'minutes
  • 8DavisBooked at 90mins
  • 26MulleySubstituted forBakareat 75'minutes
  • 18Cox
  • 15Akinola
  • 23Peters

Substitutes

  • 7Walker
  • 12Bakare
  • 14Smith
  • 17Case
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
1,131

Match Stats

Home TeamEastleighAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home4
Away5
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Eastleigh 1, Braintree Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Eastleigh 1, Braintree Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Michael Bakare (Braintree Town).

  5. Post update

    Jai Reason (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

  8. Post update

    Craig Stanley (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Stuart Fleetwood (Eastleigh).

  10. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by James Constable (Eastleigh).

  12. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Craig McAllister (Eastleigh) header from the right side of the box is saved.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jai Reason (Eastleigh).

  15. Post update

    Dan Walker (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Bakare replaces James Mulley.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.