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Southport 0-2 Braintree Town

Chez Issac
Chez Issac's fourth goal of the season secured victory for Braintree

Southport missed out on the chance to virtually guarantee their Conference survival after two second-half Braintree Town goals.

The visitors took the lead after the restart when Iron striker Jordan Cox bundled home Bernard Mensah's cross.

Southport could have found an equaliser in the closing stages but Connor McCarthy planted his header just wide.

The Iron wrapped the win up when Chez Isaac fired the ball home to leave Southport three points from safety.

The Sandgrounders, with a superior goal difference, could have moved six points clear of the bottom four with two games to play had they won.

Line-ups

Southport

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Thompson
  • 5CollinsSubstituted forEvansat 61'minutes
  • 6Foster
  • 11DaviesBooked at 41mins
  • 3FitzpatrickSubstituted forAlmondat 24'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 4KaySubstituted forMarsdenat 46'minutes
  • 16Rutherford
  • 14Joyce
  • 27McCarthy
  • 26Hewitt
  • 23Donnelly

Substitutes

  • 7Evans
  • 17Almond
  • 18Marsden
  • 25Usai

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Hamann
  • 2Brundle
  • 5Paine
  • 8Davis
  • 3Habergham
  • 6Massey
  • 4Isaac
  • 20Clerima
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forMulleyat 86'minutes
  • 17MensahBooked at 18minsSubstituted forAkinolaat 73'minutes
  • 18CoxSubstituted forMarksat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 15Akinola
  • 16Maybanks
  • 26Mulley
  • 29Pentney
Referee:
Karl Evans
Attendance:
748

Match Stats

Home TeamSouthportAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home7
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Southport 0, Braintree Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Tom Davies (Southport).

  4. Post update

    Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Offside, Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola tries a through ball, but Simeon Akinola is caught offside.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

  8. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. James Mulley replaces Dan Sparkes.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Jordan Cox.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Southport 0, Braintree Town 2. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dan Sparkes.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Southport.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Braintree Town. Jordan Cox tries a through ball, but Jordan Cox is caught offside.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Luke Foster (Southport).

  16. Post update

    Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Booking

    Louis Almond (Southport) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Louis Almond (Southport).

  19. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Tom Davies (Southport) header from the centre of the box is saved.

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