Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Guiseley 0.
Braintree kept Guiseley firmly entrenched in the survival struggle with a 2-0 win at Cressing Road, considerably enhancing their own prospects of staying in the National League.
There was little for the supporters to get excited about in the first period. Will Hatfield found space but shot wide for the visitors, and Craig Braham-Barrett fired just over for Braintree.
Jerome Okimo helped to break the deadlock early in the second half, coming up from the back to head in a set-piece, getting the Braintree faithful dreaming of salvation in two weeks' time.
Michael Cheek added a second from close range on 71 minutes to put matters beyond Adam Lockwood's men.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 11Braham-BarrettSubstituted forTwardekat 69'minutes
- 20CorneSubstituted forFarrellat 90+2'minutes
- 24WaltonSubstituted forPurverat 79'minutes
- 9BoyesSubstituted forRankineat 74'minutes
- 19PrestonSubstituted forAsamoahat 61'minutes
- Constantine Hatzidakis
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Guiseley 0.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Kyron Farrell replaces Sam Corne.
Substitution, Guiseley. Alex Purver replaces Simon Walton.
Substitution, Guiseley. Michael Rankine replaces Adam Boyes.
Goal! Braintree Town 2, Guiseley 0. Michael Cheek (Braintree Town).
Substitution, Braintree Town. Kristopher Twardek replaces Craig Braham-Barrett.
Substitution, Guiseley. Derek Asamoah replaces Jordan Preston.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Guiseley 0. Jerome Okimo (Braintree Town).
Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Guiseley 0.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Guiseley 0.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.