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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Eastleigh 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Eastleigh 0.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Alex Woodyard (Braintree Town).

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Anthony Edgar replaces Simeon Akinola.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Gardner replaces Kenny Davis.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Eastleigh.

  9. 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.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Braintree Town. Taylor Miles replaces Chez Isaac.

  12. Post update

    Hand ball by James Constable (Eastleigh).

  13. Dismissal

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Matt Fry (Braintree Town).

  15. Post update

    Will Evans (Eastleigh) wins a free kick.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Braintree Town.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Luke Coulson (Eastleigh).

  18. Post update

    Kenny Davis (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Will Evans (Eastleigh).

  20. Post update

    Matt Paine (Braintree Town) wins a free kick.

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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