National League
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Braintree Town 2-1 Woking

Braintree made it five games unbeaten and leapfrogged opponents Woking to move into the National League top five, thanks to Michael Cheek's winner.

Woking's Dan Holman headed wide early on before Braintree keeper Will Norris saved well from Giuseppe Sole's shot.

Taylor Miles struck a post for the hosts before they went in front when Simeon Akinola raced clear to convert.

Keiran Murtagh headed the visitors level, but Cheek pounced from close in to seal Braintree's victory.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"We got what we deserved which was nothing. The second half was very very poor, the worst 45 minutes we've played this season.

"I think you can see their bench tonight jumping around like they've won the Champions League and we've become a big scalp to them. We were very poor second half and after their goalie got injured we felt sorry for them.

"We didn't defend properly second half and they were poor goals on our behalf and they thoroughly deserved to win the game. They capitalised on the fact we didn't work hard enough for the ball. I felt second half we let the whole football club down."

Line-ups

Braintree

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Norris
  • 7Brundle
  • 5Paine
  • 30Woodyard
  • 3HaberghamSubstituted forO'Shaughnessyat 46'minutes
  • 15Phillips
  • 14MilesSubstituted forSparkesat 46'minutes
  • 8DavisBooked at 45mins
  • 4Isaac
  • 23CheekSubstituted forMarksat 83'minutes
  • 10Akinola

Substitutes

  • 9Marks
  • 11Sparkes
  • 12O'Shaughnessy
  • 18Cox
  • 22Edgar

Woking

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cole
  • 7JonesSubstituted forPattieat 81'minutes
  • 22ThomasBooked at 90mins
  • 8Murtagh
  • 25Braham-Barrett
  • 5SaahBooked at 90mins
  • 15AndradeSubstituted forKeohaneat 74'minutes
  • 12PokuSubstituted forDanielat 73'minutes
  • 11GoddardBooked at 64mins
  • 20Holman
  • 10Sole

Substitutes

  • 2Caprice
  • 16Daniel
  • 18Hamann
  • 19Pattie
  • 23Keohane
Referee:
Nigel Lugg

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamWoking
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Woking 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Woking 1.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Braintree Town. Sean Marks tries a through ball, but Sean Marks is caught offside.

  4. Booking

    Terell Thomas (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Terell Thomas (Woking).

  6. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

  8. Post update

    Giuseppe Sole (Woking) wins a free kick.

  9. Booking

    Brian Saah (Woking) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Brian Saah (Woking).

  11. Post update

    Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Michael Cheek.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Woking. Ben Pattie replaces Joey Jones.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kadell Daniel (Woking).

  20. Post update

    Dan Sparkes (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.