National League
Braintree1Wrexham0

Braintree Town 1-0 Wrexham

Charlie Strutton
Charlie Strutton joined Braintree Town on a one-year deal in July 2014

Charlie Strutton's first goal of the season secured Braintree's first win in 11 league games with a 1-0 victory over Wrexham in the Conference.

Strutton's free-kick struck the defensive wall but he lashed home the rebound for Braintree's first goal in over nine hours of play in the league.

Wrexham were reduced to 10 men with seven minutes left when Blaine Hudson was sent off for a second yellow card.

Kevin Wilkin's side have now gone seven league games without a win.

Wrexham manager Kevin Wilkin told BBC Radio Wales:

"I'm really disappointed with the performance. We haven't rolled our sleeves up and I think that's the first time this season we haven't got competitive in a game.

"Braintree were sharper and far hungrier than what we were and deserved to win the game.

"I can only apologise to the travelling supporters for such a lacklustre performance."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 23Peters
  • 20Clerima
  • 6Massey
  • 3HaberghamBooked at 23mins
  • 26MulleyBooked at 42mins
  • 5Paine
  • 4IsaacBooked at 25mins
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forBrundleat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Marks
  • 10StruttonBooked at 65minsSubstituted forSparkesat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brundle
  • 11Sparkes
  • 14Smith
  • 21Sowunmi
  • 29Pentney

Wrexham

  • 1Coughlin
  • 18WhiteSubstituted forEvansat 60'minutes
  • 4Smith
  • 5HudsonBooked at 83mins
  • 26HuntBooked at 30mins
  • 16YorkSubstituted forMoultat 60'minutes
  • 6Clarke
  • 2CarringtonBooked at 67mins
  • 7DurrellSubstituted forKeatesat 59'minutes
  • 10BishopBooked at 55mins
  • 24Jennings

Substitutes

  • 9Moult
  • 12Keates
  • 14Tomassen
  • 15Evans
  • 19Rushton
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
840

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamWrexham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away6
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Wrexham 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Wrexham 0.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Mitch Brundle replaces Simeon Akinola.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt missed. Matt Paine (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Dan Sparkes.

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

Foul by Sean Marks (Braintree Town).

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

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

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

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Blaine Hudson (Wrexham) for a bad foul.

Foul by Blaine Hudson (Wrexham).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dean Keates (Wrexham).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt saved. Louis Moult (Wrexham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Foul by Connor Jennings (Wrexham).

James Mulley (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

Nick Rushton (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

Andy Bishop (Wrexham) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces Charlie Strutton.

Booking

Mark Carrington (Wrexham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mark Carrington (Wrexham).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Offside, Braintree Town. Charlie Strutton tries a through ball, but Charlie Strutton is caught offside.

Booking

Charlie Strutton (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Offside, Braintree Town. Charlie Strutton tries a through ball, but Charlie Strutton is caught offside.

Corner, Wrexham.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Wrexham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Mark Carrington with a cross.

Attempt missed. Louis Moult (Wrexham) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dean Keates with a cross.

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

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