Match ends, Barrow 1, Braintree Town 0.
Barrow 1-0 Braintree Town
John Rooney scored early against Braintree at Holker Street to deliver Barrow their third straight home win of the National League season.
A rapid raid in the seventh minute saw Jack Barthram race down the wing to collect a ball forward before playing it inside for Rooney to tuck home and make it 1-0 after Jason Taylor cleverly faked a shot.
Rooney then enjoyed two more shooting chances, seeing both attempts saved before Nathan Waterston latched onto the second rebound only to blast over.
Ben Killip made a good save from Tyler Smith to keep Braintree alive after the break, yet Barrow kept pushing and Rooney blasted just wide moments later.
The visitors, who remain winless this term, did manage to put the ball in the back of the net but Reece Grant was ruled offside.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 21BarthramSubstituted forBrownat 64'minutes
- 10KaySubstituted forCorreiaat 72'minutes
- 11WaterstonBooked at 41minsSubstituted forBurgessat 53'minutes
- 8CrookSubstituted forDella Verdeat 80'minutes
- 25GrantSubstituted forPattisonat 78'minutes
- 9ThompsonSubstituted forRrapajat 66'minutes
- 14Della Verde
- James Oldham
Second Half ends, Barrow 1, Braintree Town 0.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Lyle Della Verde replaces Billy Crook.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Christie Pattison replaces Reece Grant.
Substitution, Barrow. Raul Correia replaces Josh Kay.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Irdi Rrapaj replaces Dan Thompson.
Substitution, Barrow. Connor Brown replaces Jack Barthram.
Substitution, Barrow. Luke Burgess replaces Nathan Waterston.
Second Half begins Barrow 1, Braintree Town 0.
First Half ends, Barrow 1, Braintree Town 0.
Nathan Waterston (Barrow) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Barrow 1, Braintree Town 0. John Rooney (Barrow).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.