National League
TranmereTranmere Rovers1BraintreeBraintree Town2

Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Braintree Town

Braintree Town returned to winning ways after coming from a goal down to beat Tranmere in the National League.

Tranmere took the lead in an action-packed first five minutes through a fiercely-struck Adam Mekki effort on three minutes.

But Rovers' lead lasted only two minutes as Dan Sparkes' long-range effort restored parity for Braintree.

Simeon Akinola scored the game's decisive third goal when he fired home Sparkes' cross from 18 yards.

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Davies
  • 7Vaughan
  • 24McNultyBooked at 56mins
  • 4Jennings
  • 16Hill
  • 2Sutton
  • 17Mekki
  • 11Maynard
  • 3RidehalghSubstituted forDawsonat 46'minutes
  • 14ManganBooked at 60mins
  • 10Norwood

Substitutes

  • 12Ihiekwe
  • 13Turner
  • 20Dawson
  • 23Kirby
  • 29Tomlinson

Braintree

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Norris
  • 2Clerima
  • 6Fry
  • 8Davis
  • 3Habergham
  • 5Paine
  • 30Woodyard
  • 11SparkesSubstituted forBrundleat 77'minutes
  • 23Cheek
  • 32PowellSubstituted forMilesat 65'minutes
  • 10AkinolaSubstituted forMarksat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Brundle
  • 9Marks
  • 12Sekajja
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
Referee:
Adrian Holmes
Attendance:
4,224

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamBraintree
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Braintree Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Braintree Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andy Mangan (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ritchie Sutton (Tranmere Rovers) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sam Habergham (Braintree Town).

  6. Post update

    Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Sean Marks replaces Simeon Akinola.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

  10. Post update

    Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Kenny Davis (Braintree Town).

  12. Post update

    Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Miles (Braintree Town).

  14. Post update

    Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Taylor Miles (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lois Maynard (Tranmere Rovers) header from the left side of the box misses to the left.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Mitch Brundle replaces Dan Sparkes.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers.

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