Match ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.
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.
- 15MatthewsBooked at 26minsSubstituted forMaybanksat 81'minutes
- 14MuldoonSubstituted forIsaacat 86'minutes
- 9BarnardSubstituted forMidsonat 81'minutes
- 2VaughanBooked at 22mins
- 8HarrisBooked at 40minsSubstituted forMaynardat 69'minutes
- 17KirbySubstituted forIhiekweat 90'minutes
- 24HughesBooked at 69mins
- 21DawsonSubstituted forMekkiat 60'minutesBooked at 73mins
- Adrian Quelch
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Michael Ihiekwe replaces Jake Kirby.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Chez Isaac replaces Oliver Muldoon.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Jack Midson replaces Lee Barnard.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Joe Maybanks replaces Sam Matthews.
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 1. Andy Cook (Tranmere Rovers).
Adam Mekki (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Lois Maynard replaces Jay Harris.
Jeff Hughes (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Adam Mekki replaces Adam Dawson.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Tranmere Rovers 0.
Jay Harris (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
Penalty missed! Bad penalty by (Tranmere Rovers). should be disappointed.
Sam Matthews (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Lee Vaughan (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.