National League
BraintreeBraintree Town1AldershotAldershot Town2

Braintree Town 1-2 Aldershot Town

Richard Brodie scored the winner as Aldershot came from a goal behind to win at Braintree.

The hosts led at the break thanks to Jordan Chiedozie's header from a Dan Sparkes cross.

The Shots pushed for an equaliser after the interval and got the goal they deserved when Charlie Harris fired in a 70th-minute volley.

Brodie won it for the visitors with four minutes remaining with a header from a Harris cross.

Aldershot boss Barry Smith told BBC Surrey:

"Delighted with the win because I thought we were off the pace in the first half and the players got criticism. So the pleasing thing for a manager is after taking the criticism they responded in the right way by keeping a clean sheet in the second half and scoring two goals.

"We want to win games and Braintree is a difficult place to come, we did have four strikers on at the end of the game but that's the only way to win games.

(On Charlie Harris) "We knew what he was capable of and we don't want to go overboard with him because he's a young lad. He'll have ups and downs but he's definitely shown he's more than capable of handling the National League."

Line-ups

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Norris
  • 7Brundle
  • 12Dallison-Lisbon
  • 5PaineBooked at 46mins
  • 3Habergham
  • 15Phillips
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forDavisat 72'minutes
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11Sparkes
  • 10AkinolaSubstituted forEdgarat 77'minutes
  • 20ChiedozieSubstituted forCheekat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Clerima
  • 8Davis
  • 9Marks
  • 22Edgar
  • 23Cheek

Aldershot

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Smith
  • 12Alexander
  • 14Beckles
  • 16Gallagher
  • 20Wilmer-Anderton
  • 6Oliver
  • 19Walker
  • 8StevensonSubstituted forBarnes-Homerat 65'minutes
  • 15BrowneSubstituted forHarrisat 58'minutes
  • 17BrodieBooked at 27mins
  • 10Walker

Substitutes

  • 9Barnes-Homer
  • 11Richards
  • 13Thomas
  • 18Barker
  • 21Harris
Referee:
Craig Hicks
Attendance:
707

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamAldershot
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Mark Phillips (Braintree Town).

  4. Post update

    Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Luke Oliver (Aldershot Town).

  7. Post update

    Michael Cheek (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Braintree Town 1, Aldershot Town 2. Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town) header from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Harris with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Anthony Edgar (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Charlie Harris (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Jake Gallagher (Aldershot Town).

  12. Post update

    Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Simeon Akinola.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Jordan Chiedozie.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Richard Brodie (Aldershot Town).

  16. Post update

    Sam Habergham (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Walker (Aldershot Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Kenny Davis replaces Chez Isaac.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Chiedozie (Braintree Town).

  20. Post update

    Omar Beckles (Aldershot Town) wins a free kick.

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