National League
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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.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 1Butler
  • 2Williams
  • 3Okimo
  • 13Corne
  • 11Braham-BarrettSubstituted forMaybanksat 88'minutes
  • 5GayleSubstituted forGoodmanat 51'minutes
  • 6Ashton
  • 4LeeBooked at 29minsSubstituted forGordonat 72'minutes
  • 8Isaac
  • 10AkinolaBooked at 28mins
  • 9Barnard

Substitutes

  • 12Maybanks
  • 14Fagan
  • 17Gordon
  • 18Goodman
  • 20Strizovic

Torquay

  • 1Moore
  • 15McGinty
  • 3Rowe-Turner
  • 7ChaneyBooked at 73minsSubstituted forScrivensat 74'minutes
  • 11Sparkes
  • 12Verma
  • 5Gallifuoco
  • 8Young
  • 19Ward
  • 18ReidSubstituted forChamberlainat 77'minutes
  • 9BlissettSubstituted forWilliamsat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Gerring
  • 14Williams
  • 17Scrivens
  • 26Robba
  • 29Chamberlain
Referee:
Carl Brook
Attendance:
892

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 3.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Craig Braham-Barrett.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Jamie Chamberlain replaces Jamie Reid.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 3. Luke Young (Torquay United).

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Chay Scrivens replaces Sam Chaney.

Booking

Sam Chaney (Torquay United) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Rohdell Gordon replaces Harry Lee.

Substitution

Substitution, Torquay United. Brett Williams replaces Nathan Blissett.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Goodman replaces Ian Gayle.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 2.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 2.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 2. Giancarlo Gallifuoco (Torquay United).

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Torquay United 1. Craig Braham-Barrett (Braintree Town).

Booking

Harry Lee (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Torquay United 1. Jamie Reid (Torquay United).

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Tranmere7610113819
2Forest Green7511145916
3Lincoln City75021971215
4Dag & Red7502125715
5Aldershot741296313
6Sutton United7412109113
7Barrow741299013
8Macclesfield7403129312
9Eastleigh7322138511
10Wrexham732268-211
11Gateshead7313159610
12Dover73131211110
13Solihull Moors73131111010
14Maidstone United7313910-110
15Torquay731378-110
16Boreham Wood72328629
17York72231013-38
18Chester72141213-17
19Bromley7214914-57
20North Ferriby United7214513-87
21Braintree7124711-45
22Woking7115916-74
23Southport7115520-154
24Guiseley7007818-100
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