National League
BraintreeBraintree Town3DartfordDartford0

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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 3, Dartford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 3, Dartford 0.

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Sparkes replaces Simeon Akinola.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Booking

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Elliot Bradbrook (Dartford).

  13. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Ryan Hayes replaces Peter Sweeney.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Dartford.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

  17. Post update

    Danny Harris (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Foul by James Mulley (Braintree Town).

  19. Post update

    Tom Bender (Dartford) wins a free kick.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Dartford. Danny Harris replaces Luke Daley.