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Braintree Town 0-1 Tranmere Rovers

Braintree remain in the relegation zone following a 1-0 defeat by Tranmere at Cressing Road.

In the first half, 11-goal man Andy Cook missed from the penalty spot for Rovers, as Sam Beasant plunged to his right to stop the effort.

Braintree threatened too, and Jay Harris had to be alert in the second half to clear a dangerous corner from under his bar. At the other end, Mangan thundered over from 12 yards as Micky Mellon's men bristled with potential.

George Elokobi forced a last-ditch clearance from a header as Tranmere held on.

Cook eventually won the match for the promotion chasers, volleying past Beasant with 15 minutes remaining.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 22Beasant
  • 27Clohessy
  • 3Okimo
  • 15MatthewsBooked at 26minsSubstituted forMaybanksat 81'minutes
  • 24Elokobi
  • 18Goodman
  • 4Lee
  • 14MuldoonSubstituted forIsaacat 86'minutes
  • 10Akinola
  • 9BarnardSubstituted forMidsonat 81'minutes
  • 23Cheek

Substitutes

  • 6Ashton
  • 7Midson
  • 8Isaac
  • 12Maybanks
  • 17Hall-Johnson

Tranmere

  • 1Davies
  • 2VaughanBooked at 22mins
  • 3Ridehalgh
  • 12Sutton
  • 8HarrisBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMaynardat 69'minutes
  • 5McNulty
  • 9Cook
  • 17KirbySubstituted forIhiekweat 90'minutes
  • 19Mangan
  • 24HughesBooked at 69mins
  • 21DawsonSubstituted forMekkiat 60'minutesBooked at 73mins

Substitutes

  • 6Ihiekwe
  • 7Mekki
  • 13Turner
  • 14Stephenson
  • 20Maynard
Referee:
Adrian Quelch
Attendance:
964

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Michael Ihiekwe replaces Jake Kirby.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Chez Isaac replaces Oliver Muldoon.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Midson replaces Lee Barnard.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Sam Matthews.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).

Booking

Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Lois Maynard replaces Jay Harris.

Booking

Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Adam Dawson.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.

Booking

Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Penalty missed! Bad penalty by (Tranmere Rovers). should be disappointed.

Booking

Sam Matthews (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Forest Green21144339162346
2Lincoln City20124442212140
3Tranmere20124428131540
4Dag & Red20123530181239
5Barrow20108232181438
6Dover2012173933637
7Gateshead2096537211633
8Boreham Wood209652415933
9Macclesfield2010372720733
10Aldershot219662621533
11Eastleigh2088432221032
12Chester207762924528
13Sutton United207582526-126
14Wrexham216871826-826
15Bromley207492329-625
16Solihull Moors2064102634-822
17Maidstone United2064102538-1322
18Torquay2054111627-1119
19Southport2054111941-2219
20Woking2045112939-1017
21York2037102034-1416
22Braintree2044121734-1716
23North Ferriby United214314930-2115
24Guiseley2034132234-1213
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