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Sutton United 1-2 Braintree Town

Chez Isaac netted in each half as 10-man Braintree returned to winning ways with a much-needed victory over Sutton at Gander Green Lane.

The U's scored the opener 10 minutes before the break after Kevin Amankwaah was brought down in the Braintree box, when former Middlesbrough midfielder Nicky Bailey beat goalkeeper Sam Beasant for his third goal of the season.

Isaac equalised in kind just before the break as he fired home from the penalty spot following a foul by Louis John.

Beasant did well to tip Amankwaah's header over the bar after 50 minutes and put in a diving save to deny Chris Dickson, while - at the other end - Ross Stearn's attempt to find the top corner missed by inches.

The away side lost Ian Gayle to a red card with seven minutes remaining but Isaac completed his brace at the end when his 25-yard strike beat Ross Worner to clinch all three points.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Sutton United

  • 1WornerBooked at 45mins
  • 2Amankwaah
  • 3WishartBooked at 24mins
  • 11Stearn
  • 6Collins
  • 8GomisSubstituted forBiamouat 61'minutes
  • 7Hudson-OdoiSubstituted forDeaconat 61'minutes
  • 5John
  • 19Dickson
  • 15EastmondSubstituted forBurgeat 72'minutes
  • 16Bailey

Substitutes

  • 10Fitchett
  • 17Spence
  • 21Deacon
  • 23Burge
  • 24Biamou

Braintree

  • 22Beasant
  • 3Okimo
  • 5GayleBooked at 85mins
  • 20CorneBooked at 27mins
  • 11Braham-BarrettBooked at 83mins
  • 18GoodmanSubstituted forAshtonat 45+3'minutes
  • 8Isaac
  • 15MatthewsSubstituted forMaybanksat 82'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 16GoodshipSubstituted forBarnardat 59'minutes
  • 23Cheek

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 4Lee
  • 6Ashton
  • 9Barnard
  • 12Maybanks
Referee:
Antony Coggins
Attendance:
922

Live Text

Match ends, Sutton United 1, Braintree Town 2.

Full Time

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

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 1, Braintree Town 2. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town).

Dismissal

Ian Gayle (Braintree Town) is shown the red card.

Booking

Craig Braham-Barrett (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Sam Matthews.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Ryan Burge replaces Craig Eastmond.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Maxime Biamou replaces Gomis.

Substitution

Substitution, Sutton United. Roarie Deacon replaces Bradley Hudson-Odoi.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Lee Barnard replaces Brandon Goodship.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sutton United 1, Braintree Town 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Sutton United 1, Braintree Town 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jon Ashton replaces Jake Goodman.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 1, Braintree Town 1. Chez Isaac (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Ross Worner (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Sutton United 1, Braintree Town 0. Nicky Bailey (Sutton United) converts the penalty with a.

Booking

Sam Corne (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Booking

Daniel Wishart (Sutton United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Ian Gayle (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lincoln City107122281422
2Dag & Red107031991021
3Forest Green106222011920
4Tranmere10622127520
5Macclesfield96031610618
6Aldershot10532138518
7Barrow105321512318
8Gateshead105142011916
9Eastleigh104421710716
10Dover105141716116
11Wrexham9432910-115
12Boreham Wood10352128414
13Maidstone United104241314-114
14Sutton United104151113-213
15Torquay104151113-213
16York103341415-112
17Chester103251515011
18Bromley103251216-411
19Solihull Moors103251320-711
20North Ferriby United10316617-1110
21Braintree102351016-69
22Woking102261421-78
23Southport10127726-195
24Guiseley10028921-122
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