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Braintree Town 1-5 Eastleigh

James Constable
James Constable took his tally to 11 goals in the Conference this season

James Constable scored a hat-trick as Eastleigh thrashed Braintree to move up to the Conference play-off places.

Sean Marks had an effort cleared off the line for the hosts before Craig Stanley opened the scoring with a 25-yard effort at the other end.

Mitch Brundle then levelled from the spot after Paul Reid felled Simeon Akinola in the penalty area.

Dan Sparkes hit the post for Braintree but Constable then scored a treble and Jack Midson also added a header.

Constable struck twice in two minutes, first turning in Craig McAllister's cross before slotting past Nick Hamann on the break.

Midson met a McAllister cross to make it 4-1 before Constable added his third, cutting inside to fire the ball home.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 5Paine
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forDavisat 62'minutes
  • 11Sparkes
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forStruttonat 76'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCoxat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Davis
  • 10Strutton
  • 14Smith
  • 18Cox
  • 29Pentney

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 3Green
  • 5BeckwithSubstituted forToddat 46'minutes
  • 17Reid
  • 16Evans
  • 8StanleySubstituted forCollinsat 67'minutes
  • 10Reason
  • 14Strevens
  • 12Midson
  • 9ConstableSubstituted forFleetwoodat 78'minutes
  • 11McAllister

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 6Todd
  • 7Odubade
  • 13Fleetwood
  • 21Noice
Referee:
Colin Lymer
Attendance:
748

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 5.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jai Reason (Eastleigh) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  9. Post update

    Offside, Eastleigh. Jai Reason tries a through ball, but Jai Reason is caught offside.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Stuart Fleetwood replaces James Constable.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 5. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Will Evans.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Charlie Strutton replaces Simeon Akinola.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 4. Jack Midson (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig McAllister with a cross.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  15. Post update

    James Constable (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Paine (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Eastleigh. Jamie Collins replaces Craig Stanley.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high from a direct free kick.