BRAINTREE TOWN crashed to a second consecutive defeat after going down 3-0 at Weymouth.

Glen Driver's side had been looking to get back on track after last week's 5-1 defeat at Tonbridge Angels, in National League South.

Instead, they had another weekend to forget after two goals from midfielder Jake McCarthy and a late third from Ben Thomson.

It extended Weymouth's unbeaten run to seven matches - four wins and three draws - and means the Dorset side have still only lost one of their matches at the Bob Lucas Stadium.

Braintree had been unbeaten in six, including five victories, prior to last week's heavy defeat across the Kent border.

However, they were soon rocked back onto their heels after McCarthy struck to put Weymouth ahead on 25 minutes.

His second followed on 72 and Thomson added the third on 85.

Weymouth and Braintree had started the day in sixth and seventh positions respectively, with just one point between them.

But the hosts hopped up to fourth as a result of their convincing win, with Braintree dropping to nine - level on points but one place below Maidstone United, who visit the Ironmongery Direct Stadium on Tuesday night.

Maidstone defeated Billericay Town 2-1 on Saturday and manager Hakan Hayrettin, the former Iron boss, will now be hoping for a happy return to the club he departed in January.

Although they dropped a couple of places in the table, Braintree are only two points behind fifth-placed Slough Town and Dorking Wanderers, in sixth. Both lost on Saturday.