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Braintree Town 2-0 Eastleigh

Braintree beat Eastleigh to continue their National League play-off push, as both sides finished with 10-men.

Simeon Akinola opened the scoring with a fine solo effort, nutmegging his marker before firing into the net.

The Spitfires' Jamie Turley was then sent off for a second booking after a scything tackle on Akinola.

Braintree's Matt Fry was also dismissed for two yellow cards, but Akinola doubled their lead from close-range to seal the win.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1King
  • 7Brundle
  • 15Phillips
  • 30Woodyard
  • 3Habergham
  • 5Paine
  • 4IsaacSubstituted forMilesat 83'minutes
  • 6FryBooked at 80mins
  • 9Marks
  • 10AkinolaSubstituted forEdgarat 90+3'minutes
  • 8DavisSubstituted forGardnerat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Sparkes
  • 12Gardner
  • 14Miles
  • 22Edgar
  • 23Cheek

Eastleigh

  • 1Flitney
  • 2Partington
  • 5TurleyBooked at 48mins
  • 18Drury
  • 20Harding
  • 6Reid
  • 10ReasonSubstituted forPayneat 46'minutes
  • 31Coulson
  • 17CookSubstituted forEvansat 52'minutes
  • 32TubbsSubstituted forOdubadeat 66'minutes
  • 9Constable

Substitutes

  • 4Evans
  • 7Odubade
  • 8Payne
  • 19Poke
  • 33Holland
Referee:
Nigel Lugg
Attendance:
666

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamEastleigh
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away5
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Eastleigh 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Eastleigh 0.

Hand ball by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Simeon Akinola.

Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Gardner replaces Kenny Davis.

Attempt missed. James Constable (Eastleigh) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Coulson.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, Eastleigh 0. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Chez Isaac.

Hand ball by James Constable (Eastleigh).

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Matt Fry (Braintree Town) for a bad foul.

Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

Will Evans (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Luke Coulson (Eastleigh).

Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Attempt blocked. Yemi Odubade (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Yemi Odubade replaces Matt Tubbs.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Attempt saved. James Constable (Eastleigh) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Corner, Eastleigh.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Will Evans replaces Lee Cook.

Offside, Eastleigh. James Constable tries a through ball, but James Constable is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Mitch Brundle (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Jamie Turley (Eastleigh) for a bad foul.

Foul by Jamie Turley (Eastleigh).

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastleigh. Josh Payne replaces Jai Reason.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 0.

Corner, Braintree Town.

Foul by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cheltenham372311367244380
2Forest Green37246762352778
3Grimsby341811567293865
4Braintree34179841261560
5Tranmere361791048351360
6Wrexham361681260441656
7Dover331671057441355
8Lincoln City3615101156461055
9Gateshead35167124552-755
10Eastleigh34158115147453
11Woking36147155749849
12Macclesfield36154174842649
13Bromley35146155758-148
14Aldershot35136164049-945
15Barrow34119144560-1542
16Southport36119163550-1542
17Chester351010154251-940
18Guiseley34912133249-1739
19Halifax3499164868-2036
20Boreham Wood35811163036-635
21Altrincham34811153255-2335
22Torquay3388174062-2232
23Welling3669212651-2527
24Kidderminster3759233761-2424
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