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Chester 2-3 Braintree Town

Jordan Cox's double helped Braintree come from behind to beat Chester 3-2.

Sean McConville turned and fired in for the opener before Kenny Davis lobbed Jon Worsnop to equalise for Braintree.

The Iron doubled their tally as Cox diverted Dan Sparkes' cross from deep past Worsnop.

Chester levelled as Matt Brown nodded in from John Rooney's corner, but the visitors were back in front less than two minutes later as Cox pounced on a loose ball to seal all three points.

Line-ups

Chester

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Worsnop
  • 4KaySubstituted forPeersat 55'minutes
  • 5Brown
  • 6Charnock
  • 3Roberts
  • 22HeneghanBooked at 87mins
  • 8James
  • 10Rooney
  • 7Mahon
  • 19HobsonSubstituted forRichardsat 59'minutes
  • 16McConville

Substitutes

  • 15Richards
  • 18Riley
  • 20Blake
  • 21Peers
  • 26Greenop

Braintree

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 20Clerima
  • 6Massey
  • 3Habergham
  • 8Davis
  • 5Paine
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forSparkesat 31'minutes
  • 26Mulley
  • 18CoxSubstituted forMarksat 78'minutes
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forWalkerat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Walker
  • 9Marks
  • 10Strutton
  • 11Sparkes
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Ben Toner

Match Stats

Home TeamChesterAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home11
Away5
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chester FC 2, Braintree Town 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chester FC 2, Braintree Town 3.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Charnock (Chester FC) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by John Rooney.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

  6. Post update

    Craig Mahon (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

  8. Post update

    Tom Peers (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

    Ben Heneghan (Chester FC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ben Heneghan (Chester FC).

  11. Post update

    Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sean McConville (Chester FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Alan Massey (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Tom Peers (Chester FC) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Dan Walker replaces Simeon Akinola.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Jordan Cox.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 2, Braintree Town 3. Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Chester FC 2, Braintree Town 2. Matty Brown (Chester FC) header from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John Rooney with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Chester FC.

  20. Post update

    Hand ball by Matt Paine (Braintree Town).

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