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Woking 1-1 Braintree Town

Braintree dropped out of the National League play-off places as they were held to a draw at Woking.

The visitors, who held League Two side Oxford to a draw in the FA Cup at the weekend, went ahead when Sean Marks scored from close range.

Sammie Szmodics saw his 20-yard chip tipped to safety by Jake Cole as Braintree pushed for a second.

But Woking grabbed a point with 12 minutes left when John Goddard slotted home from the middle of the box.

Woking boss Garry Hill told BBC Surrey:

"I don't think we really got going in the first-half and I think they pressed us and were the better side but it was really a case of showing some character and digging in and I felt second half we certainly bossed the game.

"We were the better side for a long time and if there was one team was going to win was us, no doubt about that.

"We are low on confidence and we have a lot of young players and there were six young boys in the squad 21-years-of-age.

"You are going to get those indifferent performances but the pleasing thing tonight that we've come from behind and come out with a positive response and performance."



Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Cole
  • 26Norman
  • 7Jones
  • 14RobinsonSubstituted forKeohaneat 65'minutes
  • 3Arthur
  • 5Saah
  • 16DanielSubstituted forAndradeat 65'minutes
  • 4Ricketts
  • 11Goddard
  • 20Holman
  • 25Cunnington


  • 10Sole
  • 15Andrade
  • 18Hamann
  • 22Thomas
  • 23Keohane


Formation 4-4-2

  • 1NorrisBooked at 90mins
  • 2Clerima
  • 6Fry
  • 30Woodyard
  • 3Habergham
  • 5Paine
  • 7Brundle
  • 14MilesSubstituted forCheekat 69'minutes
  • 4IsaacBooked at 60mins
  • 28SzmodicsBooked at 90mins
  • 9MarksSubstituted forSekajjaat 81'minutes


  • 12Sekajja
  • 22Edgar
  • 23Cheek
  • 27List
  • 31Haigh
Derek Eaton

Match Stats

Home TeamWokingAway TeamBraintree
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Woking 1, Braintree Town 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Woking 1, Braintree Town 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  4. Booking

    Sammie Szmodics (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

  5. Booking

    Will Norris (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Adam Cunnington (Woking) header from the centre of the box is too high.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Ibra Sekajja replaces Sean Marks.

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Woking 1, Braintree Town 1. John Goddard (Woking) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bruno Andrade with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Matt Fry (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Chez Isaac.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joey Jones (Woking) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by John Goddard with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

  16. Post update

    Adam Cunnington (Woking) wins a free kick.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dan Holman (Woking) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Woking.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Taylor Miles.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Bruno Andrade (Woking).