Gruelling week ends with Braintree sitting fourth

Gazette: Gruelling week ends with Braintree sitting fourth Gruelling week ends with Braintree sitting fourth

Braintree Town's gruelling week of travelling ended with them sitting fourth in the Skrill Premier table after a 0-0 draw at FC Halifax Town.

Having completed more than 1,400 miles on the road and played 270 minutes of football in six days, the Iron enjoyed a four-point haul that kept them in the race for the play-offs.

They may have started with last-minute heartache at Gateshead on Saturday, but Alan Devonshire's team showed the character they have in their squad with a 4-0 win at Southport and ended with a sterling 0-0 draw at FC Halifax Town.

The Iron had the better of the chances in the first half at Halifax, with Dan Holman going closest as he dragged a shot across the face of goal when well-placed.

But it ended goalless and even though the hosts came back strongly after the break and gave the Braintree defence a big test, that was how it stayed at the end of 90 minutes.

Braintree are now fourth in the table, while Halifax stayed seventh.

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1:51am Fri 4 Apr 14

Ozzie says...

Come on You Irons! How refreshing to see a local team do so well and overcome such enormous odds! Well done Devo and the boys! Will be there to watch you on Tuesday night as your quest for the play-off lottery beckons. I really fancy your chances at making it into the football league - what a miracle that would be! Fantastic. Keep it going!
Come on You Irons! How refreshing to see a local team do so well and overcome such enormous odds! Well done Devo and the boys! Will be there to watch you on Tuesday night as your quest for the play-off lottery beckons. I really fancy your chances at making it into the football league - what a miracle that would be! Fantastic. Keep it going! Ozzie
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9:10am Fri 4 Apr 14

totallyfootball says...

All those whingers in the Colchester dressing room banging on about 10 games in 30 days, they should try this schedule! Professionals.......
in their own minds maybe?
All those whingers in the Colchester dressing room banging on about 10 games in 30 days, they should try this schedule! Professionals....... in their own minds maybe? totallyfootball
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