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Braintree Town v Southport
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- We're here at the Amlin Stadium as Braintree Town look for their second Skrill Premier win of the season on home turf.
The game ends with Braintree winning 1-0.
Late substitution for Braintree as Newman Carney replaces James Mulley and Charlie Strutton is named as man-of-the-match.
Three minutes added time announced here.
Second time Braintree have ball in back of the net and goal ruled out for off-side.
Liam Enver-Marum is denied this time.
Braintree could be back in the top ten tonight if it stays like this.
Inside last five minutes here now.
Fitzpatrick header ripples the side netting after good move by Southport.
Braintree substitution as Sean Marks is replaced by Jordan Cox on 75 minutes.
Marks didn't skip off the pitch and the consensus in the press box is that he looked like he may have a knock.
Pressure now being exerted towards the home goal and the Iron defence need to get organised.
Southport have made a couple of changes with Karl Ledsham on for Scott Brown and Osayamen Osane on for Paul Rutherford.
It has given the visitors a far more attacking look with four players looking to get forward every time they get the ball.
David Fitzpatrick clears off the line from Matt Paine's shot from a corner.
Southport are living dangerously.
Strutton weights brilliant cross in to Kenny Davis all alone in the middle of the box. Looked dead set to make it 2-0 but brave save by Danny Hurst.
Attendance given as 924 at the Amlin Stadium this afternoon and they're still watching Braintree leading 1-0.
Braintree staying on the attack at the start of the second half but it has been a scrappier period of play so far and chances on goal haven't been coming.
Back under way here at Braintree with the hosts leading 1-0.
Half-time and it's Braintree 1 Southport 0 at the Amlin Stadium.
A deserved lead for the Iron, but it should be more really.
Scott Brown gets a caution now for Southport for foul on James Mulley.
Another yellow for Southport. It's Brice Irie-Bi this time for foul on James Mulley.
Deserved lead for Braintree and it's Sean Marks on target again.
He's seen a couple of good chances go begging, but bundles the ball home this time from the free-kick that he won just a minute earlier.
GOAL Braintree 1 Southport 0 37 mins
Caution for Southport's Luke George for foul on Sean Marks on right edge of box.
Great link-up between Chez Isaac and Ryan Peters on the right as Southport defence remains under pressure, but they clear their lines once again.
Braintree could easily have four or five here but it stays 0-0.
More of a clinical edge is needed to take advantage of this bright start.
The home fans will be hoping it doesn't come back to haunt them.
Great cross by Alan Massey on to the head of Seam Marks but he steers it wide.
Should have done better really.
Isaac fouls Chris Almond wide of left and sees yellow for his troubles. Resulting free kick sails wide of the goal.
Great chance spurned by Chez Isaac.
Sean Marks heads on brilliantly into the path of Isaac's run but he skews his shot horribly wide.
Very open game here and looks like there could be goals.
Strutton engineers space on edge of the box and slams ball low into the net, but linesman's flag rules it out for offside.
Southport have weathered the early Braintree storm and catch the hosts sitting deep in defence.
Scott Brown given acres of space to hit an effort from 20 yards but it slams against the crossbar.
Bright start from Braintree and attempted clearance by Southport clatters off Strutton and only just wide of the visitors' goal.
Marks sent clear on goal by clever little ball through but Southport keeper Danny Hurst makes good save as Marks looks to lift ball over him.
Referee blows his whistle and we're going here at the Amlin Stadium.
Teams are out and lining up for the obligatory hand shakes, so we'll be under way here soon.
Braintree have named new loan signing Charlie Strutton in their starting line-up to face Southport today.
He's the only change from the side that drew 1-1 with Salisbury last time out.
Dan Holman's shoulder problem still keeps him out, Danny Sparkes is out with illness and Luke Daley failed a fitness test due to an ankle injury.
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