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Aldershot1Braintree0

Aldershot Town 1-0 Braintree Town

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

Line-ups

Aldershot

  • 13Mannion
  • 3Kinsella
  • 4McDonnellSubstituted forLelanat 90+5'minutes
  • 11WanadioSubstituted forBootyat 73'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7FenelonSubstituted forHowellat 70'minutes
  • 5FowlerBooked at 65mins
  • 9Rendell
  • 16Gallagher
  • 19McCoy
  • 23May
  • 24OshoBooked at 72mins

Substitutes

  • 1Cole
  • 8Howell
  • 12Bernard
  • 15Lelan
  • 17Booty

Braintree

  • 13Jones
  • 2Muleba
  • 14Della VerdeSubstituted forCassat 88'minutes
  • 26Gabriel
  • 17Ellul
  • 16Lyons-FosterBooked at 22mins
  • 25Grant
  • 27Sagaf
  • 28James
  • 30AmaluzorSubstituted forPattisonat 56'minutes
  • 33Gomis

Substitutes

  • 3Webber
  • 7Allen
  • 11Pattison
  • 20Ochieng
  • 32Cass
Referee:
Andrew Miller
Attendance:
1,618

Live Text

Match ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Josh Lelan replaces Adam McDonnell.

Booking

Regan Booty (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Jake Cass replaces Lyle Della Verde.

Goal!

Goal! Aldershot Town 1, Braintree Town 0. Adam McDonnell (Aldershot Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Regan Booty replaces Luke Wanadio.

Booking

Gabriel Osho (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Aldershot Town. Luke Howell replaces Shamir Fenelon.

Booking

George Fowler (Aldershot Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Christie Pattison replaces Justin Amaluzor.

Second Half

Second Half begins Aldershot Town 0, Braintree Town 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Aldershot Town 0, Braintree Town 0.

Booking

Kodi Lyons-Foster (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

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3Salford19116237172039
4Harrogate19107238221637
5Solihull Moors1911352618836
6Fylde1998230102035
7Sutton United189632520533
8Gateshead1910272517832
9Hartlepool197752022-228
10Eastleigh198471721-428
11Boreham Wood197662222027
12Barnet187471822-425
13Aldershot197391927-824
14Bromley196582931-223
15Ebbsfleet196582123-223
16Halifax195771921-222
17Barrow1963102226-421
18Maidstone United1953111525-1018
19Chesterfield193881622-617
20Havant & Waterlooville1945102735-817
21Maidenhead United1952122041-2117
22Dag & Red1943121626-1015
23Braintree1934121732-1513
24Dover1925121838-2011
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