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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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