National League
BraintreeBraintree Town1Lincoln CityLincoln City3
Matt Rhead
Matt Rhead joined Lincoln from Mansfield in the summer

Matt Rhead's second-half double helped Lincoln City beat 10-man Braintree.

Lincoln missed a first-half penalty when Alan Power's shot was saved by Will Norris after Jon Nolan was fouled by Mitch Brundle but Rhead's first Imps strike made it 1-0 after the break.

Simeon Akinola levelled with a deflected 25-yard free-kick but Braintree went down to 10 men when Brundle dragged down Rhead in the box.

Rhead netted from the spot and Craig Stanley's 25-yard effort made it 3-1.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Norris
  • 7BrundleBooked at 71mins
  • 2Clerima
  • 8Davis
  • 3Habergham
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forMilesat 62'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 6Fry
  • 10Akinola
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forPhillipsat 84'minutes
  • 23CheekSubstituted forMarksat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Paine
  • 9Marks
  • 14Miles
  • 15Phillips
  • 25Walker

Lincoln City

  • 1Farman
  • 18Beevers
  • 5Waterfall
  • 11Nolan
  • 6Bush
  • 26Howe
  • 4StanleySubstituted forEveringtonat 83'minutes
  • 10HearnSubstituted forRobinsonat 69'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 8Power
  • 7MuldoonSubstituted forSparrowat 76'minutes
  • 9Rhead

Substitutes

  • 13Grant
  • 14Robinson
  • 15Everington
  • 21Sparrow
  • 23Brown
Referee:
John Busby
Attendance:
657

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamLincoln City
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away9
Shots on Target
Home4
Away6
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home9
Away23

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Lincoln City 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Lincoln City 3.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jon Nolan with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

  8. Post update

    Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sean Marks (Braintree Town) header from the left side of the box is saved. Assisted by Taylor Miles.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Mark Phillips replaces Dan Sparkes.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Lincoln City. Kegan Everington replaces Craig Stanley.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

  15. Post update

    Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 1, Lincoln City 3. Craig Stanley (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Alan Power.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Lincoln City.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Sparrow (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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