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Canvey Island v Braintree Town – Pre-Season Friendly – Movie Starr Stadium – Report

Canvey Island 0-4 Braintree Town 

Braintree Town maintained a 100% winning record in pre-season with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Canvey Island at the Movie Starr Stadium, with former Colchester United trainee Nnamdi Nwachuku scoring twice on the night – including one from the penalty spot – to register his eleventh goal since joining the Iron three weeks ago. 

George Quantrell, signed earlier in the day from Leiston, marked his debut with a stunning thirty-yard strike just past the half-hour mark and the fourth goal, to round off a dominant night for the visitors, was a penalty successfully converted by a trialist in the seventy-second minute.

With Braintree creating chances and playing an entertaining style of football, they led 3-0 at the break with the 4-0 win proving to be another excellent tune-up for Angelo Harrop’s team before the start of the National League South season on August 5. 

The Iron visit Needham Market on Saturday (3.00pm) whilst Canvey Island travel to Heybridge Swifts on Friday evening (7.45pm)

Braintree Town: Sims, Dawodu, Stevenson, Trialist, White (Capt.) (Clements 46’) Grimwood, Payne, Quantrell, Nwachuku, Lambe, Trialist (Trialist 46’)