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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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Substitution

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Bradley Reid (AFC Telford United).

  5. Post update

    Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  6. Booking

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Adam Farrell (AFC Telford United).

  10. Post update

    Nick Hamann (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United).

  12. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Booking

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Ian Sharps (AFC Telford United).

  15. Post update

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Danny Ventre (AFC Telford United).

  17. Post update

    Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Substitution

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

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