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  • We'll have live updates from the Amlin Stadium as Braintree Town continue their pre-season games with the visit of Championship side Norwich City

9:36pm

That's it and Norwich end as worthy 6-1 winners.

It was comfortable for the Championship side, but a great work-out for Braintree and Alan Devonshire will be able to take a lot from this game.

9:32pm

They're at it again!

Norwich make it 6-1 as Van Wolfswinkel side-foots ball in from close range in the 86th minute

9:27pm

Braintree making multiple changes with plenty of triallists now out there for the Iron.

Players looking to impress Alan Devonshire, but it's all gone a bit flat really.

9:16pm

Kenny Davis' free-kick is headed down by Jordan Cox and slammed home from close range by Sean Marks to make it 5-1.

9:15pm

Goal for Braintree!

9:07pm

Goal - again!

Bradley Johnson drills in a low shot from the edge of the box to make it 5-0 to the Canaries.

It's one-way traffic since half-time.

9:06pm

There was another change for Braintree at the break as Ronnie Hawkins was replaced by Michael Bakare.

9:02pm

Now it's 4-0 as Nathan Redmond fies home from distance and Norwich are cruising.

8:56pm

It was Ricky Van Wolfswinkel who scored Norwich's third goal.

8:53pm

Long ball forward by Canaries is missed completely by Nick Hamann and one of the Norwihc subs tucks it away. He won't have any easier than that this season.

8:52pm

Goal to Norwich in rather comical circumstances!

8:50pm

Back under way here.

8:49pm

Looks like Cox is on for Dan Walker as a change for Braintree at the break.

8:46pm

Braintree preparing to make the inevitabel changes at half-time.

I can see Jordan Cox getting some instructions and I think it may be former Chelmsford City player Michael Bakare coming on as well.

8:40pm

Delia Smith is doing her bit and having her pic taken with Norwich fans at half-time rather than enjoying the hospitality of the Iron boardroom at the break.

Wonder if we'll have Lee Harding come out and try to rally the home crowd with a Delia-style 'let's be having you'?

8:33pm

That's half-time and Norwich lead 2-0.

They deserve every bit of that as they've been excellent, but Braintree have done well and they'll be pleased with a good work-out.

It's certainly better than a lot of the summer pre-season fare that you get!

8:31pm

One minute to be added at end of first half.

8:31pm

One minute to be added at end of first half.

8:24pm

More woodwork action as Lafferty goes close again.

Looping header clatters off the Braintree bar as it stays 2-0.

8:19pm

Game has settled down a bit again but Norwich's class is showing through.

You can see many of these guys were operating in the Premier League last year and it's the type of workout Alan Dveonshire will appreciate for his players.

8:12pm

Pure quality from Kyle Lafferty who proves that the knock he took hasn't affected him at all.

He curls in a free-kick from 25 yards, giving Nick Hamann no chance, for a 2-0 lead after 24 minutes.

8:10pm

It's 2-0 to the Canaries.

8:03pm

Bit of a delay as Lafferty receives treatment after colliding with Hamann but he is OK to continue.

8:02pm

Norwich start with John Ruddy, Bradley Johnson, Russell Martin, Michael Turner, Jonny Howson, Kyle Lafferty, Gary Hooper, Wes Hoolahan, Elliott Bennett, Martin Olsson, Andrew Surman.

8:01pm

Braintree have settled well since conceding early and a good break ends with Sean Marks hitting the outside of John Ruddy's post, but it stays 1-0 to Norwich

8:00pm

Both teams name strong starting line-ups for tonight's game.

Braintree start with Nick Hamann, Ryan Case, Sam Habergham, Chez Issac, Matt Paine, Alan Massey, James Mulley, Kenny Davis, Sean Marks, Dan Walker, Ronnie Hawkins.

Subs are: Nathan McDonald, Carl Pentney, Emmanuel Monthe, Shaun Preddie, Jordan Cox, Michael Bakare, Cherno Mendy, Elias Moses, Harrison Georgiou, Frank Murrayfield.

7:55pm

We're under way here at the Amlin Stadium and the visitors are already ahead!

A neat move down the right in the seventh minute sees Braintree's defence stretched and Andrew Surman tucks the ball away to put the Canaries 1-0 ahead.

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