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Match reports for season 2016-2017

Saturday September 24th 2016 - Football Association Vase
Hertford Town 3 Brantham Athletic 2
Brantham travelled to Hertford Town for this FA Vase looking for a positive result after Tuesday's fine win over near neighbours Hadleigh United- but alas it was not to be despite the fact that we had the better of the chances- but they will remind us -that is football!!
Brantham started like a house on fire and with our first real attack inside 5 minutes we took the lead to go ahead in  the game.
Sean Gunn played it wide to Romario Dunne  whose first time  cross-come shot-  was tapped in by Sean Bartlett for his first goal since his return.  0-1.
Hertford hit back straight away and had a good chance to level when a header at the far post went just wide.
Brantham then had three good chances to increase their lead and put the game out of Hertford's  reach.
Firstly, Ollie Mann broke through and from a tight angle shot acoss the face of goal. Then Sean Bartlett  was played through after some fine football and he rounded the keeper but his effort was scrambled away off the line by the Hertford keeper.  
 Ollie Mann broke down the right again,skinning the full back to get to the line, but his cut back  was smothered by the Hertford keeper with Sean Gunn waiting to pounce.
These chances all happened within the first 15 minutes of the game!
Hertford looked to get back into the game looking rather surprised that they were still in the game and from a corner ball the ball dropped to the Hertford centre forward who found the back of the net. 1-1
Central defender Adam Bloss  then had to be replaced and within minutes of the change Hertford broke down the right and Josh  brought the winger down for a penalty that was dispatched past Jack Spurling from the spot. 1-2
Almost within minutes the home keeper made an error and Brantham's Romario Dunne was in the right place at the right time to nick the ball from him and Romario hit the ball  into the empty  net to bring it square at 2-2.
So we went into the half time all square  and the game resembled a basketball match with both teams seemingly  forgetting the defensive part of the game.
Second half and all of this changed and became a  very cagey  affair.
The first 20 minutes  saw nothing really  happen with the play mainly in  midfield and some tasty challenges were  creeping into the game.
James Crissel and Ethan Abrahams were brought into  the game and the away bench thought that Ethan had won the game when from a Sean Gunn cross Ethan met the ball with a great header only to see the home goalkeeper somehow punch the ball out for a corner- what a let off for Hertford it was suggested!!
Brantham started  to have some chances  again with Ollie Mann  breaking down the right and cross an inch perfect pass  to Sean Gunn  who shot straight at the Hertford keeper. 
With just 5 minutes remaining Hertford thought they had won the game when a long goal kick dropped into the Brantham box and was headed on but Brantham keeper Jack Spurling   made a top class great save  by tipping the ball over the bar.
The referee   for some reason then played  6 minutes of injury  time and in the 7th minute the ball was played to the edge of the Brantham box and a Hertford midfield player smashed the ball past Jack Spurling leaving the Brantham keeper with no real chance of stopping  the hard hit shot and it was our opponents who will go through to the next round. 3-2
Brantham will now have to lift themselves up  for a league game this coming Tuesday 27th September when Wivenhoe are at the  Brantham ground for a league fixture and Wivenhoe are having a good season so it will not be an easy game for the Blue Imps but I am sure that they will be firing on all cylinders to get back into the winnig ways!
Brantham- Jack Spurling. Adam Bloss. Ed Nobbs. Kieran Lawler.  James Gregory. Jack Sibbons.  Romario Dunne. Milo Downey. Ollie Mann. Sean Gunn. Sean Bartlett.   subs-Ethan Abrahams.  Josh Hewitt. James Crissell.
Brantham's next  two  league games
Tuesday September 27th 2016 - Thurlow Nunn Premier Division- Brantham Athletic versus WivenhoenTown at Brantham Leisure Centre-kick off 7.45pm
Friday September 30th 2016 - Thurlow Nunn Premier Division-  Ipswich Wanderers versus Brantham Athlet FC at Ipswich -kick off 7.45pm
Thanks to my roving reporter, Nathan Burrell, for his in depth and top class match report

 Brantham Athletic Football Club wish to thank the following sponsors for their continued support for the 2016-2017 season.

Long and Partners                                   Sparlings Solicitors
Kempton Smth                                          Hadleigh Tyres
PSP Asset Protection                                Pro Duct Cleaning
The Brantham Bull                                    Bells Controls
Brantham Auto                                          Global Equipment
Fujitsu                                                       Webb  Associates
ICloudFM                                                   Space Office
Turner Interiors                                        Stour Valley Freight
Bodyworx                                            Skyline Office Interiors
Taylor Wimpey                                     Baverstock Accountants
The Bike Doctor                                         Or Light Limited
Total Football                                             CVC Tax Specialists
3A Roofing                                             Bensons Driving School
Podium Cars                                               Pattern  Perfect
St Francis Group                                        Steph Fit
Brantham Bull  Public House
Anglia Sports Management             
Brantham Leisure Centre



Upcoming Fixtures



Upcoming fixtures for season 2016-2017

Tuesday September 27th 2016
Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Brantham Athletic versus Wivenhoe Town
at Brantham Leisure Centre- kick off 7.45pm
"Don't forget your Golden Goal ticket on the night-it could be you picking up the winnings !!!!"

Thursday September  29th 2016
Thurlow Nunn Under 18's (South)
AFC Sudbury under 18's versus Brantham Athletic  under 18's
at Sudbury- kick off 7.45pm

Friday September  30th 2016
Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Ipswich Wanderers versus  Brantham Athletic FC
at Ipswich- kick off 7.45pm

Saturday 1st October 2016
Essex & Suffolk Border League- Premier
Brantham Athletic  Reserves versus Barnston FC
at Brantham- kick off 3.00pm

Essex & Suffolk Border League- Division 2
Brantham Athletic "A" versus Tiptree Park
Venue to be confirmed- kick off 3.00pm

Sunday 2nd October 2016
Ipswich Sunday Football League- RM1B
Walton Wanderers (Home) versus Brantham Athletic 
Venue to be confirmed -kick off 10.30am

Ipswich Sunday Football League- RM2A
Brantham Athletic Reserves versus Ipswich Rangers
at Brantham Leisure Centre- kick off 10.30am

Tuesday October 4th 2016
Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
FC Clacton versus Brantham Athletic
at  Clacton - kick off 7.45pm


Tuesday September 20th  2016
Thurlow Nunn League Cup competition
Brantham Athletic 7 Hadleigh United 0
(Brantham men on target- Ollie Mann 3, Romario Dunne 2
Ed Nobbs 1,  Ethan Ambrahams 1.
(Golden Goal winner- 2 minutes- Heather)
Match report on left hand side of this page

Wednesday September 21st 2016
Thurlow Nunn Youth League - Under 18's
Brantham Athletic under 18's 1 Brightlingsea Regent under 18's 3
Brantham goalscorers to be confirmed.

Saturday September 24th 2016
Football Association Vase
Hertford Town 3 Brantham Athletic 2
(Brantham goalscorers- Sean Bartlett 1,  Romario Dunne 1)

Essex & Suffolk Border League-Premier
Brantham  Athletic Reserves 3  West Bergholt 3
(Brantham goalscorers to be confirmed)

Essex & Suffolk Border League= Div 2
Brantham Athletic "A" 0 Great Bentley Firsts 5

Sunday September 25th 2016
Ipswich Sunday Football League - RM1B
Holbrook Swan FC 7 Brantham Athletic 0

Ipswich Sunday Football League - RM2A
Brantham Athletic Reserves 1 Felixstowe Rangers  Reserves 4
(Brantham goalscorer- Nathan Ovel.)




 End of season evening- players who picked up awards for the 2015-2016 season at the top class end of season evening.

First team
Supporters player of the season-  Sean Gunn
Players player of the season - Ed Nobbs
Managers  player of the season- Sean Gunn
Reserve team
Supporters player of the season- Jack Wood
Players  player of the season- James Thompson
Managers player of the season- Reggie O'Brien
Ladies team
Managers joint player of the season- Monique Peters and
Kirsten Hutchings
Players player of the sason- Shanice Leeks
Team Brantham
Most improved player of the season- Chris Tanner
Players player of the season- Ben Allington
Most improved player ofthe season- Ben Allington
Brantham Athletic Colts team
Clubman of the season- Ross Gunn
Managers player  of the season- Ben Upton
Players player of the season- Sean Dale
Brantham Athletic (Sunday) Badgers team
Managers player of the season- Stuart Wright
Players player of the season-
Ryan Jacobs
Clubman of the season- Kevin Kemp
Brantham Athletic (Sunday) Bodgers team
Clubman of the season - Stuart Hunt
Players player of the season- Jack Woods
Managers player of the season- Scott Rodwell
Brantham Under 18's team
Most improved player- Sam Perry
Players player of the season- Hayden Eyers
Managers player of the season- Callum Griffiths
(I was not able to attend the evening and my thanks to Nathan Burrell for passing the info regarding the players who picked up awards on the evening)















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