FA Cup - First Round
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Braintree Town 7-0 Eastbourne Borough

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Highlights: Braintree 7-0 Eastbourne

Braintree made history with a seven-goal hammering of National League South side Eastbourne to reach the FA Cup second round for the first time.

The game was effectively wrapped up in a clinical opening 21 minutes from the Iron, who are currently 22nd in the National League.

They took the lead after just six minutes when Monty Patterson scored as he followed up Michael Cheek's back-post header which was saved by Lewis Carey.

The lead was doubled five minutes later as Patterson's corner was met by the head of former Wolves defender George Elokobi.

The third goal came in the 21st minute when Oli Muldoon's free-kick took a deflection and the ball rolled into the net.

Eastbourne attacked but struggled to find the target and Lee Barnard made it 4-0 in the 68th minute as he scored from close range after Sim Akinola's lob over Carey hit the post.

Barnard bagged a second six minutes later from the penalty spot after Akinola was fouled, before Elokobi added the sixth after heading in another corner.

The rout was completed by stand-in skipper Akinola as he curled home a beautiful effort late on.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 22Beasant
  • 3Okimo
  • 24Elokobi
  • 18Goodman
  • 12ClohessyBooked at 54mins
  • 10Akinola
  • 4LeeBooked at 83mins
  • 14MuldoonSubstituted forHall-Johnsonat 80'minutes
  • 26PattersonSubstituted forMatthewsat 62'minutes
  • 23CheekSubstituted forMidsonat 72'minutes
  • 9Barnard

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 5Gayle
  • 6Ashton
  • 7Midson
  • 15Matthews
  • 17Hall-Johnson
  • 20Corne

Eastbourne Borough

  • 1Carey
  • 5Smith
  • 3O'Reilly
  • 8Khinda-John
  • 7Stone
  • 2HareBooked at 77mins
  • 11McCallum
  • 6DuttonSubstituted forTateat 85'minutes
  • 4HughesSubstituted forBaptistaat 67'minutes
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forPinneyat 59'minutes
  • 9Romain

Substitutes

  • 12Baptista
  • 14Worrell
  • 15Tate
  • 16Street
  • 17Pinney
  • 21Horlock
Referee:
Stephen Ross
Attendance:
645

Match Stats

Home TeamBraintreeAway TeamEastbourne Borough
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home4
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 7, Eastbourne Borough 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 7, Eastbourne Borough 0.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 7, Eastbourne Borough 0. Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Gavin McCallum (Eastbourne Borough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Harry Lee (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastbourne Borough. Ryley Tate replaces Brian Dutton.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 6, Eastbourne Borough 0. George Elokobi (Braintree Town) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Reece Hall-Johnson following a corner.

Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Josh Hare.

Booking

Harry Lee (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Reece Hall-Johnson replaces Oliver Muldoon.

Attempt missed. Lee Barnard (Braintree Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Booking

Josh Hare (Eastbourne Borough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 5, Eastbourne Borough 0. Lee Barnard (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Braintree Town. Simeon Akinola draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Gavin McCallum (Eastbourne Borough) after a foul in the penalty area.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Midson replaces Michael Cheek.

Attempt missed. George Elokobi (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Lewis Carey.

Attempt saved. Jake Goodman (Braintree Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Braintree Town. Conceded by Gavin McCallum.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 4, Eastbourne Borough 0. Lee Barnard (Braintree Town) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Eastbourne Borough. Conceded by Jerome Okimo.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastbourne Borough. Miguel Baptista replaces Mark Hughes.

Simeon Akinola (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Eastbourne Borough).

Attempt missed. Gavin McCallum (Eastbourne Borough) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Sam Matthews replaces Monty Patterson.

Substitution

Substitution, Eastbourne Borough. Nathaniel Pinney replaces Jamie Taylor.

Corner, Eastbourne Borough. Conceded by Jake Goodman.

Attempt missed. Josh Hare (Eastbourne Borough) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Booking

Sean Clohessy (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Jamie Taylor (Eastbourne Borough) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Romain (Eastbourne Borough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Monty Patterson (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Craig Stone (Eastbourne Borough).

Corner, Eastbourne Borough. Conceded by Simeon Akinola.

Attempt missed. Harry Lee (Braintree Town) right footed shot from very close range is too high.

Monty Patterson (Braintree Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Hughes (Eastbourne Borough).

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 3, Eastbourne Borough 0.

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