National League
BraintreeBraintree Town4AltrinchamAltrincham2

Striker Jordan Cox's second-half double helped Braintree to beat Altrincham in a six-goal Conference thriller.

James Mulley's header put the home side ahead, but James Lawrie equalised with a deflected 20-yard striker.

Cox volleyed in from inside the box to restore the advantage, before heading in his second from Dan Sparkes's cross.

Kyle Perry pulled one back when his cross deceived goalkeeper Nick Hamann, but Bernard Mensah's left-footed shot sealed the three points late on.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Hamann
  • 2BrundleBooked at 25mins
  • 5PaineBooked at 45mins
  • 26MulleySubstituted forPollenat 79'minutes
  • 3Habergham
  • 8Davis
  • 15Akinola
  • 6Massey
  • 18CoxBooked at 44mins
  • 16MaybanksSubstituted forMarksat 87'minutes
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forMensahat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 12Bakare
  • 17Mensah
  • 19Pollen
  • 29Pentney

Altrincham

  • 17Parton
  • 6LeatherBooked at 90mins
  • 16Marshall
  • 26SinnottBooked at 76mins
  • 3Griffin
  • 5HavernBooked at 15mins
  • 4MoultBooked at 45mins
  • 10Reeves
  • 19CrowtherSubstituted forPerryat 60'minutes
  • 7Lawrie
  • 11CleeBooked at 86mins

Substitutes

  • 8Richman
  • 9Gillespie
  • 14Perry
  • 18Williams
  • 25Cavanagh
Referee:
Dean Treleaven

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamAltrincham
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home16
Away8
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 4, Altrincham 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 4, Altrincham 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  5. Booking

    Scott Leather (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Scott Leather (Altrincham).

  7. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Kyle Perry (Altrincham).

  10. Post update

    Alan Massey (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Joe Maybanks.

  12. Booking

    Nicky Clee (Altrincham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Nicky Clee (Altrincham).

  14. Post update

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Tom Marshall (Altrincham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Sinnott.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Altrincham.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 4, Altrincham 2. Bernard Mensah (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Massey (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. George Pollen replaces James Mulley.