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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Braintree Town.

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

Foul by Taylor Miles (Braintree Town).

Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Foul by Michael Ihiekwe (Tranmere Rovers).

Sean Marks (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

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

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

Foul by Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Chez Isaac.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Andy Mangan.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Mark Phillips (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Matthew Hill (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Dan Sparkes.

Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

Foul by James Norwood (Tranmere Rovers).

Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. James Norwood replaces Cole Stockton.

Attempt missed. Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Martin Riley replaces Liam Hogan because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

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