Braintree Town lifted themselves up to 13th in the Blue Square Bet Premier table and put valuable space between themselves and the drop zone with a 4-2 win at Nuneaton Town.

With manager Alan Devonshire unable to take charge of the Iron due to illness, assistant manager Keith Rowland took the helm and the players delivered the perfect tonic for their absent boss.

Most spectacular of their four goals was surely Dean Wells’ stunning free-kick that soared into the Boro goal from inside the Braintree half after the Iron centre-back had spotted home keeper Ben McNamara off his line.

But James Mulley and loanee Bradley Dack scored their first goals for the club and Dan Holman’s effort from the edge of the box ensured Braintree hit the target four times for the second consecutive game on the road.

Rowland said: “To go away in the Conference and score four goals is no mean feat for a start and I don’t think the home team can have had too many complaints.

“We defended pretty well and were comfortable for long periods, with our goals coming at the right times.

“That pretty much put the game to bed.”

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