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Braintree1Lincoln City3

Braintree Town 1-3 Lincoln City

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

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Lincoln City 3.

Full Time

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

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

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

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

Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

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

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Mark Phillips replaces Dan Sparkes.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Kegan Everington replaces Craig Stanley.

Foul by Matt Rhead (Lincoln City).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

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

Corner, Lincoln City.

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

Foul by Taylor Miles (Braintree Town).

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

Hand ball by Matt Sparrow (Lincoln City).

Foul by Jon Nolan (Lincoln City).

Remy Clerima (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Matt Sparrow replaces Jack Muldoon.

Booking

Connor Robinson (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Connor Robinson (Lincoln City).

Matt Fry (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Lincoln City 2. Matt Rhead (Lincoln City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

Penalty conceded by Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Lincoln City. Matt Rhead draws a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Lincoln City. Connor Robinson replaces Liam Hearn.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Michael Cheek.

Foul by Craig Stanley (Lincoln City).

Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Craig Stanley (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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