Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 0.
Adam McDonnell's superb late free-kick helped Aldershot edge out Braintree at the Recreation Ground.
On the back of two wins in a row after dreadful start to the season, the visitors tried to seize the initiative.
Justin Amaluzor set up strike partner Virgil Gomis, whose goalbound effort was headed clear by Gabriel Osho.
The Shots responded to the Iron's early push and Scott Rendell had a shot deflected just wide.
At the other end, Reece Grant just failed to head in from a tight angle, and seconds later hit a post following a clever turn.
Braintree's misses proved pivotal as McDonnell's swerving dead-ball effort won the game for the Shots late on.
Match report supplied by the Press Association
- 4McDonnellSubstituted forLelanat 90+5'minutes
- 11WanadioSubstituted forBootyat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
- 7FenelonSubstituted forHowellat 70'minutes
- 5FowlerBooked at 65mins
- 24OshoBooked at 72mins
- 14Della VerdeSubstituted forCassat 88'minutes
- 16Lyons-FosterBooked at 22mins
- 30AmaluzorSubstituted forPattisonat 56'minutes
- Andrew Miller
Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 0.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Lelan replaces Adam McDonnell.
Regan Booty (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Cass replaces Lyle Della Verde.
Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 0. Adam McDonnell (Aldershot Town).
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Regan Booty replaces Luke Wanadio.
Gabriel Osho (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Aldershot Town. Luke Howell replaces Shamir Fenelon.
George Fowler (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Substitution, Braintree Town. Christie Pattison replaces Justin Amaluzor.
Second Half begins Aldershot Town 0, Braintree Town 0.
First Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Braintree Town 0.
Kodi Lyons-Foster (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
First Half begins.
Lineups are announced and players are warming up.