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Braintree Town 0-2 AFC Telford United

Conference bottom club AFC Telford United ended a run of three successive defeats to win at Braintree.

The Bucks, 14 points adrift of safety with six games left, led from a 59th-minute Tony Gray penalty after Bradley Reid was felled by Remy Clerima.

Five minutes later Danny Ventre scored his first goal for the club, drilling a low shot into the corner from 25 yards.

Braintree are 17th in the table, now only 11 points clear of danger after Nuneaton's 2-0 win over Wrexham.

Five of Telford's seven wins this season have been away from the Bucks Head.

Steve Kittrick told BBC Radio Shropshire:

"It was an excellent performance. We should have got a third goal, but I've got be happy enough with a 2-0 win.

"We deserved it. It's nice for another manager come up to me and 'Why are you bottom of the league?'

"Another away win too. And I'm pleased for the supporters that came down to follow us. I just wish we could do it at home."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2BrundleBooked at 78mins
  • 20Clerima
  • 4Isaac
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Massey
  • 5PaineSubstituted forCoxat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Davis
  • 15Akinola
  • 17Mensah
  • 9Marks

Substitutes

  • 16Maybanks
  • 18Cox
  • 23Peters
  • 26Mulley
  • 29Pentney

Telford

  • 31Montgomery
  • 4Byrne
  • 27SharpsBooked at 87mins
  • 6Grogan
  • 20PokuSubstituted forDisneyat 81'minutes
  • 26Matthews
  • 24Ventre
  • 11Clancy
  • 30Reid
  • 10GrayBooked at 60mins
  • 9FarrellSubstituted forDyerat 90+5'minutes

Substitutes

  • 13Pryce
  • 18Smith
  • 19Deacey
  • 23Disney
  • 29Dyer
Referee:
Jeff Muschik
Attendance:
2,115

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamTelford
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, AFC Telford United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, AFC Telford United 2.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. Ross Dyer replaces Adam Farrell.

Foul by Bradley Reid (AFC Telford United).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Jordan Cox (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Michael Grogan (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Foul by Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United).

Nick Hamann (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Booking

Ian Sharps (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ian Sharps (AFC Telford United).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. Bradley Reid (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, AFC Telford United. John Disney replaces Godfrey Poku because of an injury.

Booking

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town).

Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Neill Byrne (AFC Telford United).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Godfrey Poku (AFC Telford United).

Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox replaces Matt Paine.

Offside, AFC Telford United. Bradley Reid tries a through ball, but Bradley Reid is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, AFC Telford United 2. Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tony Gray.

Attempt missed. Alan Massey (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bernard Mensah.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Booking

Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, AFC Telford United 1. Tony Gray (AFC Telford United) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty AFC Telford United. Bradley Reid draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Bradley Reid (AFC Telford United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

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