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Braintree Town 2-0 Torquay United

Torquay United's promotion hopes suffered a blow as two first-half goals gave Braintree victory.

The Gulls, relegated to the Conference at the end of last season, are three points off the play-offs after a sixth away defeat in the league.

Sean Marks flicked Ryan Peters' cross into the net to give Braintree the lead on 20 minutes.

And the hosts secured the win when Simeon Akinola headed past goalkeeper Martin Rice just before the break.

Line-ups

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 23PetersSubstituted forBrundleat 81'minutes
  • 20Clerima
  • 6MasseyBooked at 79mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 5Paine
  • 4IsaacBooked at 59mins
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forSmithat 90+1'minutes
  • 10StruttonSubstituted forSparkesat 71'minutes
  • 9MarksBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 2Brundle
  • 11Sparkes
  • 14Smith
  • 16Maybanks
  • 29Pentney

Torquay

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Rice
  • 22McQuilkinSubstituted forCruiseat 30'minutes
  • 5PearceBooked at 56mins
  • 21MacDonaldBooked at 59mins
  • 25IvesBooked at 56mins
  • 7BriscoeSubstituted forChapellat 62'minutes
  • 6Harding
  • 16Richards
  • 10Ajala
  • 24Ofori-AcheampongBooked at 43minsSubstituted forYeomanat 67'minutes
  • 9Bowman

Substitutes

  • 3Cruise
  • 12Chapell
  • 14Yeoman
  • 23Seabright
  • 30Odofin
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
818

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamTorquay
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home5
Away1
Shots on Target
Home3
Away0
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Torquay United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Torquay United 0.

  3. Booking

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Steven Smith replaces Simeon Akinola.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

  6. Post update

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Torquay United.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Courtney Richards (Torquay United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Mitch Brundle replaces Ryan Peters.

  12. Booking

    Alan Massey (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Ashley Yeoman (Torquay United) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Angus MacDonald (Torquay United).

  16. Post update

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Courtney Richards (Torquay United).

  18. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Hand ball by Toby Ajala (Torquay United).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces Charlie Strutton.

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