Saturday the 5th of January sees FC Halifax Town face Essex based Braintree Town in a Vanarama National League at The MBi Shay Stadium.
With that in mind, we have decided to look at ten things you may not have none about the Shaymen’s opposition.
- Braintree Town were formed in 1898, originally under the name Manor Works.
- The name Manor Works is where Braintree get their nickname ‘The Irons’ from.
- The side currently play at Cressing Road. Opened in 1923, the ground has an official capacity of 4,151.
- Manager Hakan Hayrettin is overseeing his second spell in charge of Braintree.
- Last season, Braintree finished 6th in the Vanarama National League South. They achieved promotion into the Vanarama National League by beating Hampton & Richmond Borough on penalties in the playoff final.
- Braintree’s best league performance came in the 2015-16 season, when they finished 3rd in the Vanarama National League under Danny Cowley, who now manages Lincoln City. However, they lost out in the playoff semi-finals to eventual promotion winners Grimsby Town.
- Braintree’s biggest ever win came during the 1935-36 season, when they beat Thetford 12-0.
- On the contrary, their biggest defeat came in 1923, when they lost 14-0 to fellow Essex side Chelmsford City.
- Braintree’s record appearance maker is Brad Quinton, who made 546 appearances for the club.
- The record goal scorer for the Irons is Chris Guy, who scored 211 goals during his time at Braintree.
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