Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 3.
Braintree Town 1-3 Torquay United
Braintree's concerning start to the season continued with defeat at home to Torquay.
The Gulls led midway through the first half when Dan Sparkes teed up Jamie Reid, who curled a shot past Jamie Butler.
Craig Braham-Barrett got the Cressing Road club back on terms with a fine header in the 32nd minute.
Giancarlo Gallifuoco restored the away side's advantage three minutes later, pouncing after goalkeeper Butler failed to gather a cross.
Braintree, who have won just once in the league this season, tested Torquay with some direct balls.
But Kevin Nicholson's men held on and made sure of the points in the second half when Luke Young netted after a solo run.
Report supplied by the Press Association.
- 11Braham-BarrettSubstituted forMaybanksat 88'minutes
- 5GayleSubstituted forGoodmanat 51'minutes
- 4LeeBooked at 29minsSubstituted forGordonat 72'minutes
- 10AkinolaBooked at 28mins
- 7ChaneyBooked at 73minsSubstituted forScrivensat 74'minutes
- 18ReidSubstituted forChamberlainat 77'minutes
- 9BlissettSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes
- Carl Brook
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 3.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Craig Braham-Barrett.
Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Chamberlain replaces Jamie Reid.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 3. Luke Young (Torquay United).
Substitution, Torquay United. Chay Scrivens replaces Sam Chaney.
Sam Chaney (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Rohdell Gordon replaces Harry Lee.
Substitution, Torquay United. Brett Williams replaces Nathan Blissett.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Goodman replaces Ian Gayle.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 2.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 2.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 2. Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Torquay United).
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 1. Craig Braham-Barrett (Braintree Town).
Harry Lee (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Torquay United 1. Jamie Reid (Torquay United).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.