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Opposition Focus: Braintree Town FC

Founded: 1898

Nickname: The Iron

Stadium: Cressing Road

Stadium Capacity: 4222

Manager: Angelo Harrop

Last meeting: The Tudors hosted Braintree Town at the Focus Community Arena on a Tuesday night. In which forward, Will Davies was able to grab a brace for the visitors which gave them a 2-0 win.

The Tudors travel to Cressing Road for the Easter Monday fixture at 3pm, read about our opponents here:

Braintree Town were founded in 1898 but were first known as Manor Works, the works team of the Crittall Windows Company. It wasn't until 1921 where they changed their name to Crittall Athletic and they played in multiple leagues through the years and through World War Two. In 1968 they changed their name again to Braintree & Crittall Athletic but all links with Crittall were severed 13 years later in 1981 and in the following year Braintree Town was the new name of the club.

In 1991 The Iron moved up to the Southern Division of the Southern League but due to the amount of travel the team had to endure they asked to move between leagues in 1996 and eventually they were placed into the Third Division of the Isthmian League but this equated to dropping two divisions. They managed two promotions back to back which meant they were in Division One. It then took them three years in Division One before being promoted to the Premier Division after a third place finish.

Braintree Town had their first season in the Conference south in the 2006-2007 season due to them winning the Premier Division title. The following seasons saw them lose in the play-offs a couple of times until the 2010-11 season where they were crowned champions of the Conference South. After some successful years in the National League, their best run in the FA Cup was in the 2016-17 season where they made it to the second round but lost to Championship side Millwall. The success wasn't replicated in the league as The Iron were relegated back to the National League South.

In the 2017-18 season Braintree Town finished sixth, therefore they had the play-offs where they defeated The Tudors and Dartford in the route to the final where they won against Hampton & Richmond Borough to gain promotion back to the national league. The following season saw them be relegated to the National League South where they sit currently in 3rd place with 3 wins in their last 5. The Tudors go into this fixture on the back of a 4-3 loss to Aveley on Good Friday.


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