Match ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 2.
Eastleigh win 2-1 at Braintree to continue winning run
Paul McCallum and Chris Zebroski scored as Eastleigh won for the fourth time in a row, with a 2-1 victory at Braintree in the National League.
Eastleigh went ahead after 16 minutes when Mark Yeates made the most of being unmarked at the far post to head down to McCallum, who netted his fifth goal of the season from close range.
Visiting goalkeeper Max Styrjek pulled off a fine save to push a powerful shot from Mohamed Bettamer onto the bar.
Styrjek then came out to challenge the advancing Jake Bass, who shot wide after being sent clear with only the keeper to beat.
Zebroski made no mistake after 37 minutes with his first goal of the season, putting his side two-goals-in-front after rounding the Braintree keeper.
The home side pulled a goal back after 72 minutes when Bettamer headed in at the back post, but try as they might Braintree could not find an equaliser.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 28JamesBooked at 3minsSubstituted forGrantat 84'minutes
- 17EllulBooked at 83mins
- 16Lyons-FosterBooked at 88mins
- 9ThompsonSubstituted forDella Verdeat 52'minutes
- 14Della Verde
- 4GobernSubstituted forHollandsat 47'minutes
- 9McCallumSubstituted forConstableat 79'minutes
- 11ZebroskiSubstituted forWilliamsonat 68'minutes
- Alan Dale
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 2.
Kodi Lyons-Foster (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Reece Grant replaces Cameron James.
Joe Ellul (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Eastleigh. James Constable replaces Paul McCallum.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Eastleigh 2. Mohamed Bettamer (Braintree Town).
Substitution, Eastleigh. Ben Williamson replaces Chris Zebroski.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Lyle Della Verde replaces Dan Thompson.
Substitution, Eastleigh. Danny Hollands replaces Oscar Gobern.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 0, Eastleigh 2.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 0, Eastleigh 2.
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Eastleigh 2. Chris Zebroski (Eastleigh).
Goal! Braintree Town 0, Eastleigh 1. Paul McCallum (Eastleigh).
Cameron James (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.