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Braintree Town 2-0 Gateshead

Braintree were relegated from the National League despite a home win against play-off chasing Gateshead.

The visitors, who now sit five points off the top seven, went close to opening the scoring when Greg Olley's header from a corner came back off both post and crossbar.

Braintree took the lead just before the break when Daniel Matsuzaka was upended in the box and Korrey Henry drove home the resulting penalty.

Gateshead goalkeeper Aynsley Pears tipped Mohammed Sagaf's free-kick on to the bar as the Iron pushed for a second.

The hosts extended their lead in the 88th minute through 18-year-old debutant Alfie Cerulli, but results elsewhere sent them down.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Braintree

  • 21Killip
  • 4Eleftheriou
  • 10Richards
  • 28JamesSubstituted forBorgat 46'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 16Lyons-FosterBooked at 72mins
  • 8Eyoma
  • 25MatsuzakaBooked at 87mins
  • 27Sagaf
  • 6Karic
  • 9Henry
  • 35AllenSubstituted forCerulliat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Borg
  • 18Temple
  • 20Smith
  • 30Eze
  • 33Cerulli

Gateshead

  • 23Pears
  • 2Tinkler
  • 3Barrow
  • 15White
  • 18DevittBooked at 70minsSubstituted forMcGeochat 87'minutes
  • 8Olley
  • 12Mellish
  • 4HunterSubstituted forMaloneyat 73'minutes
  • 10Rigg
  • 7Thomson
  • 11Salkeld

Substitutes

  • 1Foden
  • 16Maloney
  • 17Forbes
  • 24McGeoch
  • 27Slater
Referee:
Paul Howard
Attendance:
291

Live Text

Match ends, Braintree Town 2, Gateshead 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Braintree Town 2, Gateshead 0.

Booking

Oscar Borg (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 2, Gateshead 0. Alfie Cerulli (Braintree Town).

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Lewis McGeoch replaces Tom Devitt.

Booking

Daniel Matsuzaka (Braintree Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Alfie Cerulli replaces Iffy Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Gateshead. Lewis Maloney replaces Jack Hunter.

Booking

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

Booking

Tom Devitt (Gateshead) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Braintree Town. Oscar Borg replaces Cameron James.

Second Half

Second Half begins Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0.

Goal!

Goal! Braintree Town 1, Gateshead 0. Korrey Henry (Braintree Town) converts the penalty with a.

Kick Off

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient392211663283577
2Salford412210967392876
3Solihull Moors412291066402675
4Wrexham412191149341572
5Fylde391814763342968
6Harrogate4119111173512268
7Eastleigh39207125248467
8Ebbsfleet4118111259392065
9Gateshead40188145041962
10Sutton United411613125051-161
11Barrow411511154647-156
12Chesterfield411216134847152
13Hartlepool411313155056-652
14Halifax411118123536-151
15Bromley40149175660-451
16Barnet391311153644-850
17Maidenhead United41155214263-2150
18Boreham Wood411115154454-1048
19Dag & Red40138194552-747
20Dover411211185062-1247
21Havant & Waterlooville41912205672-1639
22Aldershot4199233163-3236
23Braintree4187264174-3331
24Maidstone United4086263269-3730
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