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Braintree Town 1-1 Aldershot Town

Braintree Town came from behind to earn a point against Aldershot.

Mitch Brundle's half-volley from 35 yards clipped the outside of the post in the first 30 seconds for Braintree.

Sam Hatton gave the visitors a first-half lead with a tap-in from close range following Tristan Plummer's cross from the byline.

Bernard Mensah played the ball into the path of Dan Sparkes and he slotted the ball neatly under Aldershot keeper Phil Smith to equalise.

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Chris Barker: Aldershot caretaker on Braintree draw

Aldershot caretaker boss Chris Barker told BBC Surrey:

"We did keep going today but they became a lot stronger in the second half and I think we slipped off and we've got a lot of injuries, yet again. People are playing out of position so overall a point is probably good. Seven points from nine in three games, we would've taken that.

"We knew it was going to be a tough game today, a few big teams have lost here so we knew it would be tough. I thought we did okay overall, I'm quite happy with the week.

"I want to finish as high as possible. You know the first aim was to stay up, so now I don't want this season to become win one, lose one, draw one. I want to push and if we can remain unbeaten for the rest of the season we might move two or three places."

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 29Pentney
  • 23PetersSubstituted forMensahat 46'minutes
  • 20Clerima
  • 4Isaac
  • 3Habergham
  • 6MasseyBooked at 23mins
  • 2Brundle
  • 8Davis
  • 15AkinolaSubstituted forMaybanksat 90'minutes
  • 18Cox
  • 11Sparkes

Substitutes

  • 1Hamann
  • 5Paine
  • 16Maybanks
  • 17Mensah
  • 26Mulley

Aldershot

  • 1Smith
  • 7Hatton
  • 5WilsonSubstituted forAlexanderat 60'minutes
  • 4Lathrope
  • 3McGinty
  • 6Barker
  • 10Plummer
  • 19StevensonSubstituted forMolesleyat 37'minutes
  • 14Roberts
  • 17JarvisSubstituted forMcCollinat 75'minutes
  • 9Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Molesley
  • 13Thomas
  • 15Rasulo
  • 21McCollin
  • 22Alexander
Referee:
Craig Hicks

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 1.

Foul by Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town).

Cheye Alexander (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town).

Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Simeon Akinola.

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

Foul by Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Sam Hatton (Aldershot Town).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

Hand ball by Andre McCollin (Aldershot Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Andre McCollin replaces Ryan Jarvis.

Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Brett Williams (Aldershot Town).

Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt blocked. Ryan Jarvis (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Brett Williams (Aldershot Town) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Aldershot Town.

Attempt saved. Mark Molesley (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Offside, Aldershot Town. Brett Williams tries a through ball, but Brett Williams is caught offside.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Cheye Alexander replaces Glenn Wilson.

Foul by Tristan Plummer (Aldershot Town).

Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 1. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simeon Akinola.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Jordan Cox (Braintree Town).

Sean McGinty (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Remy Clerima (Braintree Town).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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

Attempt missed. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town).

Jordan Roberts (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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