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Braintree Town: 10 Things

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Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Thu 3 Jan 2019
Posted in First Team

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.

  1. Braintree Town were formed in 1898, originally under the name Manor Works.
  2. The name Manor Works is where Braintree get their nickname ‘The Irons’ from.
  3. The side currently play at Cressing Road. Opened in 1923, the ground has an official capacity of 4,151.
  4. Manager Hakan Hayrettin is overseeing his second spell in charge of Braintree.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Braintree’s biggest ever win came during the 1935-36 season, when they beat Thetford 12-0.
  8. On the contrary, their biggest defeat came in 1923, when they lost 14-0 to fellow Essex side Chelmsford City.
  9. Braintree’s record appearance maker is Brad Quinton, who made 546 appearances for the club.
  10. The record goal scorer for the Irons is Chris Guy, who scored 211 goals during his time at Braintree.

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