Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Dover Athletic 1.
Braintree Town 2-1 Dover Athletic
Braintree leapfrogged Dover at the bottom of the table with a 2-1 win at Cressing Road, in a dour battle of two desperately struggling sides.
The hosts forged in front after 13 minutes when Justin Amaluzor nodded Lyle Della-Verde's corner low into the net with the aid of a deflection.
Andy Hessenthaler's men seemed to be turning around a frustrating first hour when a short corner routine culminated in defender Kevin Lokko finding the bottom corner from Jai Reason's delivery.
But Mitch Walker felled Della-Verde in the box and Reece Grant drove the resultant penalty down the middle to put Braintree back in front.
The setback leaves Dover marooned with just one win all season.
Match report supplied by the Press Association.
- 14Della VerdeSubstituted forAllenat 77'minutes
- 16Lyons-FosterBooked at 17mins
- 25GrantSubstituted forPattisonat 88'minutes
- 33GomisSubstituted forCassat 75'minutes
- 18NorteySubstituted forReasonat 66'minutes
- 12EffiongBooked at 90mins
- 28DebayoSubstituted forDiarraat 76'minutes
- 23GomisSubstituted forMassankaat 45'minutes
- Sam Purkiss
Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Dover Athletic 1.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Christie Pattison replaces Reece Grant.
Goal! Braintree Town 2, Dover Athletic 1. Reece Grant (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Luke Allen replaces Lyle Della Verde.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Moussa Diarra replaces Josh Debayo.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Cass replaces Virgil Gomis.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 1. Kevin Lokko (Dover Athletic).
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Jai Reason replaces Nortei Nortey.
Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.
Substitution, Dover Athletic. Ntumba Massanka replaces Gomis.
First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0.
Kodi Lyons-Foster (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Braintree Town 1, Dover Athletic 0. Justin Amaluzor (Braintree Town).
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.