IRON ARE TOO TOUGH AS TIGERS LOSE LEAD

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE SOUTH - GLOUCES­TER CITY 1 BRAINTREE TOWN 3 By Kelsey DeMaria

BRAINTREE TOWN took over at the top of the league thanks to their vic­tory and Truro only draw­ing.

A dou­ble from Phil Roberts helped Town come from be­hind af­ter Kar­nell Cham­bers had given the Tigers the lead.

The open­ing quar­ter of an hour was as lack­adaisi­cal a dis­play of foot­ball from both sides as will grace the Ju­bilee Sta­dium all season.

The first chance of the game came for Glouces­ter as Lewis Hall picked out Cham­bers with a great cross, but the for­ward could only vol­ley over.

He would not have to wait long for his first of the season though, as he dis­pos­sessed Alfred Mu­gabo, be­fore fir­ing past Nathan McDon­ald.

Braintree man­ager Brad Quin­ton sent his side out with half of the in­ter­val still to go, and the team talk clearly worked, as Roberts drew the vis­i­tors level be­fore the Tigers had touched the ball in the sec­ond half.

The quick turn­around was com­plete as Roberts volleyed home from Karl Oliyide’s cross af­ter Hall lost pos­ses­sion on the edge of his own box.

City were shell­shocked and the game was put to bed on the hour, as Oliyide turned scorer as he snuck a shot into the far cor­ner of the net from in­side the 18yard box.

STAR MAN: Kar­nell Cham­bers (Glouces­ter) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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