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Braintree Town 0-0 Woking

Braintree Town extended their winless run to eight games as they were held to a goalless draw against Woking.

Woking midfielder Kevin Betsy was denied the opener by Braintree keeper Nick Hamann from 12 yards.

Simeon Akinola then came close to breaking the deadlock for the home side but his long-range shot was well saved by Cards keeper Ross Worner.

The striker then attempted to head in Dan Walker's corner from inside the box but the effort flew over the bar.

Mitch Brundle narrowly missed out on securing the win for Braintree when his attempt from outside the box went wide.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"I think it's a fair result over the 90 minutes and I felt we had the better of the opportunities in the first half and I felt Giuseppe Sole and Scott Rendell, on another day, would've taken their chances.

"On the chances created we had the better, but there wasn't much between the two sides in respect to creative opportunities.

"At the end of the day you can look at it one way that any team going to Braintree playing the way they do, and you keep a clean sheet, it was a fair result.

"I can't remember the last time Woking were third in the table with a game in hand."

Line-ups

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 23Peters
  • 21Sowunmi
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 2Brundle
  • 4IsaacBooked at 37mins
  • 7Walker
  • 15Akinola
  • 18Cox

Substitutes

  • 5Paine
  • 10Strutton
  • 11Sparkes
  • 17Case
  • 29Pentney

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 30Worner
  • 2Newton
  • 6J Clarke
  • 5McNerney
  • 32Arthur
  • 11Betsy
  • 7PayneBooked at 88mins
  • 8MurtaghBooked at 29minsSubstituted forJonesat 67'minutesBooked at 87mins
  • 14LewisSubstituted forGoddardat 81'minutes
  • 10SoleSubstituted forMarriottat 53'minutes
  • 9Rendell

Substitutes

  • 3Cestor
  • 16Marriott
  • 21Jones
  • 22Goddard
  • 23Cole
Referee:
Brett Huxtable

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home5
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Woking 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Woking 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Newton (Woking).

  4. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

    Josh Payne (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Josh Payne (Woking).

  8. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

    Joey Jones (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. John Goddard replaces Theo Lewis.

  12. Post update

    Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

  13. Post update

    Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jack Marriott (Woking) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town).

  19. Post update

    Joey Jones (Woking) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

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