Braintree's run goes on as Wrexham are put to the sword

Braintree's run goes on as Wrexham are put to the sword

Braintree's run goes on as Wrexham are put to the sword

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Braintree Town 3 Wrexham 0

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Braintree Town dominated this game from start to finish and picked up another valuable three points as their good run of form goes on.

Their 3-0 win against Wrexham, which came courtesy of goals by strike duo Sean Marks and Dan Holman and young Watford loanee Alex Jakubiak, brought their points tally to 11 from the five games they have played since returning after a 42-day break.

It also extended the Iron's unbeaten home league record to six games.

Braintree made just one change from the side that drew 1-1 with Hereford on Saturday with a dead leg keeping James Mulley out and Josh Laurent coming straight back in after the Queens Park Rangers loanee recovered from a neck problem.

There was also a place on the bench for Jakubiak after he joined the Iron just hours earlier on a loan deal from Watford.

It was a bright start by the hosts with Bernard Mensah firing just wide from a good position in the sixth minute and Wrexham keeper Andy Coughlin then having to be alert to tip over a cheeky lobbed effort by Laurent seven minutes later.

Braintree stayed on top with Sean Marks firing just wide and beautifully-worked move in the 28th minute opened a chance for Mensah but Coughlin was equal to it once more and did well to palm the ball away.

However, the Wrexham keeper could do nothing in the 39th minute when Marks finally broke the deadlock.

His fifth goal of the season came after some good work by strike partner Dan Holman when Marks latched on to a neat pass, took the ball round Coughlin and slotted it home from an acute angle.

Braintree held on to that lead until half-time but they almost went further ahead when Coughlin made a smart save from Holman just before the break.

Wrexham looked far more of a threat as the second half started, though, and the Iron defence was tested more in the first 15 minutes after the restart than throughout the whole of the opening 45 minutes.

However, Braintree weathered anything the visitors had to throw at them.

Mensah proved a continuing thorn in the Wrexham side and in the 75th minute he fed the ball in from the left to where Holman was waiting to tuck it away.

It was the Iron striker's fourth goal in five games and the win was wrapped up late on as Alex Jakubiak marked his arrival on loan from Watford with a goal in time added-on.

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