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Braintree Town 0-0 Tranmere Rovers

Braintree grabbed their first point of the season after they held Tranmere Rovers to a goalless draw.

The game waited until the ninth minute of stoppage time at the end of the match before its first shot on target.

Tranmere substitute Adam Mekki's effort was comfortably saved, while Jay Harris's 25-yarder was the only other notable strike on goal by the visitors.

The hosts' pair of Simeon Akinola and Dan Sparkes mustered long-range shots that flew over in an uninspiring game.

Braintree climbed to 20th as a result of the draw, while Tranmere, who lost their 100% start to the season, dropped to fourth.

Line-ups

Braintree

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Norris
  • 2Clerima
  • 15Phillips
  • 5Paine
  • 3Habergham
  • 6FrySubstituted forWalkerat 90+1'minutes
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forMilesat 80'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forMarksat 62'minutes
  • 8Davis
  • 10Akinola

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 14Miles
  • 16Maybanks
  • 23Cheek
  • 25Walker

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Davies
  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 2Sutton
  • 8Harris
  • 16Hill
  • 5HoganSubstituted forRileyat 45'minutes
  • 4Jennings
  • 11Maynard
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 14ManganSubstituted forMekkiat 72'minutes
  • 18StocktonSubstituted forNorwoodat 47'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Norwood
  • 13Turner
  • 15Riley
  • 17Mekki
  • 19Margetts
Referee:
John Brooks
Attendance:
838

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamTranmere
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home3
Away4
Shots on Target
Home0
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Miles (Braintree Town).

  6. Post update

    Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

  8. Post update

    Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Jeremy Walker replaces Matt Fry because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. Steven Jennings tries a through ball, but Steven Jennings is caught offside.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Chez Isaac.

  16. Post update

    Offside, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood tries a through ball, but James Norwood is caught offside.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Andy Mangan.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  19. Post update

    Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

  20. Post update

    Mark Phillips (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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