LiveLIVE FC Halifax Town v Braintree Town

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  • The Iron have travelled to Halifax on the last leg of their 1,400 mile three-game trip up and down England this week.

9:47pm

Three games in six days and having travelled 1,400 miles as well as holding down day jobs and Braintree have had a last gasp defeat at Gateshead, a 4-0 win at Southport and a 0-0 draw at Halifax. They should be very proud of that. They are in the play-offs and have now pretty much made up the fixture backlog they had accumulated.

9:43pm

Braintree had to work very hard for that point in the end but it moves them back into the Skrill Premier play-off places. Alan Devonshire's men are back in fourth spot and that's an incredible achievement given the amount of travelling they have had this week.

9:42pm

That's it. The final whistle goes with Braintree securing a 0-0 draw at FC Halifax Town.

9:40pm

Game is closing with Braintree being pushed back. They'll be hoping there's no repeat of the late heartbreak they suffered at Gateshead on Saturday.

9:37pm

There's four minutes extra to play beyond the 90.

9:35pm

We're into the last five minutes now but there have been some hold-ups and there could be some time added.

9:30pm

The way it stands, a 0-0 draw will move Braintree up to fourth in the table, while a point keeps Halifax in seventh. 

9:27pm

Braintree make a second change as Alex Jakubiak comes on. The Watford loanee replaces Luke Daley as we enter the last ten minutes.

9:23pm

Braintree having to soak up some pressure at the moment. Ther's 15 minutes to go now.

9:15pm

It's still 0-0 with 20 minutes of the second half gone, but Halifax have been much more of a threat since the break. They've made a couple of changes but so far the Iron defence is dealing with it.

9:02pm

Halifax begin second half on the front foot and the Iron's defence is being worked harder, but Braintree have a chance at the other end before sean Marks is deemed to have fouled the keeper.

8:52pm

Back under way at the Shay between FC Halifax Town and Braintree Town.

Braintree make a change to start the second half as QPR loanee Josh Laurent comes on for Dan Sparkes.

 

8:36pm

Pretty even first half ends 0-0 between Halifax and Braintree. The visitors have gone the closest with that effort by Dan Holman as he beat the off-side trap but dragged his shot wide with the goal at his mercy.

8:24pm

Roberts heads just wide for Halifax as it stays fairly even with ten minutes of the first half to go.Still 0-0 though.

8:17pm

Iron are pressing at Halifax as Holman remains the main threat and fired just wide of the target with a good effort.

8:17pm

Other team news for Braintree tonight is that James Mulley, who came on from the bench on Tuesday, is out with a dead leg, but Watford loanee Alex Jakubiak is back after being unavailable at Southport and Jordan Cox is on the bench after recovering from a back problem. 

8:11pm

Best chance of the game so far and a bit surprising that Holman doesn't find the back of thenet given the form that he has been in recently.

8:10pm

Dan Holman springs the off-side trap and advances on the home goal, but after getting himself into a wonderful position drags his shot across the goal and it stays 0-0.

8:07pm

It's 0-0 after the first 20 minutes of the game in Halifax and one would suspect the Iron may not necessarily mind if it stays like that after the full 90.

8:06pm

Braintree have made just one change from the starting line-up that won 4-0 at Southport on Tuesday.

Kenny Davis is out with an infected toe while Luke Daley returns to the starting side.

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