Braintree boss Alan Devonshire hails his team

Braintree 2 AFC Telford 1

RAINTREE Town manager, Alan Devonshire, was delighted with his side’s efforts in coming from a goal down to gain only their second league win in 12.

Ben Wright’s double strike secured all the points in a game that was mostly scrappy and failed to flow. Not that Devonshire was complaining.

“I’m delighted for the lads,” he said.

“I thought we were the better side throughout and after they scored with their first shot of the day, they didn’t test our keeper much after that.

“We played the tempo we needed to, and deserved it.”

AFC Telford took the lead after just seven minutes when Jay Smith thumped home from 20 yards after a clearance fell to him.

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It was a superb strike, but Iron got back into the match just before the break.

Bradley Quinton made strides into the box and went down under a challenge from Ashley Cain.

It looked a tad soft, but the referee was right on the spot and Wright netted the penalty.

With the game never reaching any great heights and chances at a premium, it was Iron who got the vital next goal, again through Wright.

With 13 minutes left on the clock, substitute Matt Johnson curled over a cross and Wright met it six yards out.

AFC Telford keeper, Ryan Young, saved the initial effort, but then seemed to spill the ball in the ensuing scramble, and Wright poked home.

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