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Maidstone United 2-1 Braintree Town

A first-half brace from Bobby-Joe Taylor earned Maidstone a second win of the season as they beat Braintree 2-1 at home in the National League on Tuesday night.

It was a great start for the hosts as Taylor finished neatly, latching onto a pass from strike partner Ben Greenhalgh after just four minutes.

He grabbed his second on the half-hour mark, providing vital daylight between the sides and settling Maidstone down.

Greenhalgh came close to scoring in the second half but his shot sailed just over the bar before Braintree were reduced to 10 men after Jon Ashton received his marching orders with nine minutes remaining.

The visitors make a mark on the game in stoppage time when Joe Maybanks pulled a goal back but it was not enough for a point.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Maidstone United

  • 1Worgan
  • 3Mills
  • 5Lokko
  • 10PaxmanBooked at 10minsSubstituted forSweeneyat 58'minutes
  • 15Acheampong
  • 12Evans
  • 6Rogers
  • 11Flisher
  • 14MurphySubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 74'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 16TaylorSubstituted forKaragiannisat 84'minutes
  • 17Greenhalgh

Substitutes

  • 4Coyle
  • 7Karagiannis
  • 8Sweeney
  • 18Richards
  • 22Hall-Johnson

Braintree

  • 21Fitzsimons
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 36mins
  • 3Okimo
  • 4Lee
  • 6AshtonBooked at 81mins
  • 5Gayle
  • 20Corne
  • 17GordonSubstituted forMaybanksat 78'minutes
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forCheekat 69'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 7Midson

Substitutes

  • 12Maybanks
  • 14Fagan
  • 16Rees
  • 18Goodman
  • 23Cheek
Referee:
Christopher O'Donnell
Attendance:
2,252

Live Text

Match ends, Maidstone United 2, Braintree Town 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Braintree Town 1.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 2, Braintree Town 1. Joe Maybanks (Braintree Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Vas Karagiannis replaces Bobby-Joe Taylor.

Dismissal

Jon Ashton (Braintree Town) is shown the red card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Rohdell Gordon.

Booking

Reece Hall-Johnson (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Reece Hall-Johnson replaces Tom Murphy.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Michael Cheek replaces Lee Barnard.

Substitution

Substitution, Maidstone United. Dan Sweeney replaces Jack Paxman.

Second Half

Second Half begins Maidstone United 2, Braintree Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Maidstone United 2, Braintree Town 0.

Booking

Barney Williams (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 2, Braintree Town 0. Bobby-Joe Taylor (Maidstone United).

Booking

Jack Paxman (Maidstone United) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Maidstone United 1, Braintree Town 0. Bobby-Joe Taylor (Maidstone United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere440071612
2Gateshead4301122109
3Macclesfield43018359
4Dag & Red43016339
5Boreham Wood42116337
6Sutton United42117527
7Maidstone United42116427
8Solihull Moors42116427
9Aldershot42115327
10Dover42117617
11Forest Green42113217
12Barrow42115507
13Wrexham42114407
14Lincoln City420210646
15York412148-45
16Eastleigh411268-24
17Torquay411225-34
18North Ferriby United4112410-64
19Chester410369-33
20Southport4103310-73
21Braintree402236-32
22Woking401348-41
23Bromley401326-41
24Guiseley4004510-50
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