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Braintree Town: 10 Things

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Fri 3 Aug 2018
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FC Halifax Town will make the 400 mile round trip this weekend to face Braintree Town in the first game of the season.

Here are 10 things about our hosts:

  1. Braintree Town FC are based in Essex.
  2. Braintree’s stadium capacity is 4,222 but only 553 seated.
  3. The club was formed in 1898 (120 years ago) as Manor Works, the works team of the Crittall Window Company, from which they gained their nickname Iron.
  4. Braintree got promoted to the National league this year via the play offs after beating Hampton & Richmond on penalties and finishing 6th in the National league south.
  5. They’ve had several club names such as Crittall Athletic, Braintree & Crittall Athletic. It wasn’t till 1981 they renamed to Braintree FC.
  6. The last time these two clubs faced each other Braintree came out 2-0 winners back in 2016.
  7. Braintree’s record attendance is 4,000 back in 1935-36 season in the Essex cup against Barking.
  8. Their highest league position is 3rd in the national league back in 2015-16 season.
  9. Braintree got deducted a point last season for fielding an ineligible player for two games.
  10. Braintree’s manager is their record appearance maker with a total of 546 appearances.

Jake Broderick


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