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BraintreeBraintree Town1GatesheadGateshead0

Braintree Town 1-0 Gateshead

Braintree ended a four-game losing run with a narrow victory that dented Gateshead's play-off hopes.

Bernard Mensah headed over for the hosts early on, while Alex Rodman's shot for the Tynesiders was easily saved.

Lynden Gooch poked wide for Gateshead soon after the break before Mensah saw a well-struck drive strike the bar.

But Kenny Davis won it for Braintree from the penalty spot after Mensah was pulled down in the area.

The Iron are up to 16th in the Conference table while Gateshead have lost ground on those above them but stay ninth.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Massey
  • 20Clerima
  • 2Brundle
  • 17MensahSubstituted forMaybanksat 90+4'minutes
  • 5Paine
  • 4Isaac
  • 8Davis
  • 15AkinolaBooked at 73minsSubstituted forPetersat 90'minutes
  • 11Sparkes

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 16Maybanks
  • 19Pollen
  • 23Peters
  • 29Pentney

Gateshead

  • 1Bartlett
  • 16Baxter
  • 5CurtisBooked at 21mins
  • 4Chandler
  • 25Pattison
  • 28GoochSubstituted forSainte-Luceat 71'minutes
  • 23Rodman
  • 12RamshawSubstituted forShawat 72'minutes
  • 26Gjokaj
  • 7Oster
  • 11FinniganSubstituted forCampbellat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Shaw
  • 14Morse
  • 19Rankine
  • 27Sainte-Luce
  • 31Campbell
Referee:
Daniel Cook
Attendance:
515

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamGateshead
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away0
Fouls
Home11
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Bernard Mensah.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Ryan Peters replaces Simeon Akinola because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Gateshead.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Campbell (Gateshead) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

  8. Post update

    Alex Rodman (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jon Shaw (Gateshead).

  11. Post update

    Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Sainte-Luce (Gateshead).

  13. Post update

    Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Adam Campbell (Gateshead).

  16. Post update

    Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

  19. Post update

    Matty Pattison (Gateshead) wins a free kick.

  20. Booking

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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