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Braintree Town 3-0 Dartford

Braintree hit three late goals to earn a festive season double over Dartford.

The visitors had the first real opening of the game when Tom Bradbrook forced goalkeeper Nick Hamann into an excellent close-range save.

After numerous efforts, Chez Isaac's close-range finish finally gave the hosts the lead in the 78th minute.

Simeon Akinola netted on his second attempt following a corner before a left-foot strike in stoppage time by substitute Dan Sparkes sealed victory.

Braintree won 2-0 at Dartford on Boxing Day, only to suffer a 5-1 home thrashing by Eastleigh on Sunday.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 26Mulley
  • 4Isaac
  • 5Paine
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forSparkesat 90'minutes
  • 9MarksSubstituted forCoxat 58'minutes
  • 10StruttonSubstituted forDavisat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Davis
  • 11Sparkes
  • 14Smith
  • 18Cox
  • 29Pentney

Dartford

  • 21Ibrahim
  • 20Burns
  • 14Mitchell-King
  • 4McAuley
  • 2Bender
  • 8Noble
  • 16SweeneyBooked at 31minsSubstituted forHayesat 87'minutes
  • 5BradbrookBooked at 88mins
  • 9DaleySubstituted forHarrisat 81'minutes
  • 23Bradbrook
  • 17Crawford

Substitutes

  • 6Cornhill
  • 7Hayes
  • 11Harris
  • 15Collier
  • 19Driver
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
934

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamDartford
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 3, Dartford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 3, Dartford 0.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 3, Dartford 0. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Dartford.

Attempt saved. Tom Bradbrook (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Attempt missed. Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Alan Massey (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Chez Isaac.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces Simeon Akinola.

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

Booking

Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Ryan Hayes replaces Peter Sweeney.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

Tom Bender (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Luke Daley.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, Dartford 0. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Chez Isaac with a cross.

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dartford 0. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Paine.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

Tom Bender (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Foul by Peter Sweeney (Dartford).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tom Bradbrook (Dartford) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Kenny Davis replaces Charlie Strutton.

Attempt blocked. Harry Crawford (Dartford) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Tom Bender (Dartford) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Hand ball by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

Attempt missed. Tom Bradbrook (Dartford) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Lee Noble.

Corner, Dartford.

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

Harry Crawford (Dartford) wins a free kick.

Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

Luke Daley (Dartford) wins a free kick.

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