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Match reports for season 2016-2017

Saturday November 26th 2016- Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Mildenhall Town 1  Brantham Athletic 0
Brantham travelled to runaway league leaders Mildenhall with 7 first team squad members not available, the injured leading goalscorer Ollie Mann,  Romario Dunne and Ethan Abrahams due to injury, the unavailable Ed Nobbs, Josh Hewitt and Sam Cole plus the suspended Kieran Lawler.
It was perfect conditions  for football, with the pitch in excelent condition.
The hosts kicked off going down the slope and had the better of the opening exchanges, aided by some strange referee decisions.
As the game settled down it was Brantham who had the first good oportunities with Ben Newson going close twice and Sean Bartlett not
 far off with a curling effort from distance.
However, it was the home side who took the lead in the 17th minute when the livewire Spriggs cut inside from the left to hit a well-struck shot in the far corner, 1-0.
The Blue Imps still looked dangerous on the break, unfortunately  Sean Gunn not making the best of  two good situations with a poor final ball.
Mildenhall nearly increased their advantage when Brantham keeper, Jack Spurling, spilled the ball when sliding out to gather, but he atoned for the mistake with two good reflex saves to keep our opponents out.
The second half began with Brantham on the front foot with the home keeper being tested early on.
It was Mildenhall's turn to play counter-attack football , going close with efforts just off target.
Brantham should have equalised when Harry Mann was put through. Instead of hitting it first time with his left foot, he chose to come back to his right, allowing the Mildenhall keeper to block at his feet. The ball richoched onto Ben Newson's chest, only for the ball to be cleared  off the line by a Mildenhall defender.
en Newson, twice, and substitute Simon Mann put in dangerous crosses that were just begging  to have someone on the end of them.
At the other end, the woodwork came to the visitors help twice to keep them still in the game.
Brantham  knew it was not going to be their day when Adam Bloss volleyed from  the  edge of the area, for the keeper to somehow save it by sitting on the ball!!
Despite piling on late pressure the Blue Imps could not find that elusive equaliser
(Thanks to Brantham manager Paul Skingley for his top class match report)
Brantham squad for the match away to Mildenhall Town.
Jack Spurling. Sean Bartlett. Adam Bloss. James Crisell. Milo Downey. Sean Gunn. Harry Mann. Ben Newson. Adam Reakes. Jack Sibbons  Ryan Yallop. Subs- Simon Mann. Samuel Hollis.
League tables
Top two
Mildenhall Rovers - Played 19- Won 18- Drawn 0 -Lost 1- Points 54
Stanway Rovers - Played 19- Won 11-Drawn 5- Lost 3- Points 38
Brantham Athletic  are 9th in the league table. 
Played 20- Won 8- Drawn 5- Lost 7- Points 29~
Bottom of the table
Swaffham Town - played 19- Won  1- Drawn 4- Lost 14- Points 7
FC Clacton-  Played 21- Won 1- Drawn 2 - Lost 18- Points 5
Brantham's next opponents on Saturday  December 3rd 2016 at Brantham Leisure Centre are Walsham-le-Willows FC with the kick off time at 3.00pm
Walsham played 17- Won 5- Drawn 1-Lost 11- Points 16
"Don't forget your Golden Goal tickets at the game and it could just be you walking away with the winniings for the first game scored in the game by either side."

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
and Results from recent games.

Upcoming fixtures 

Saturday 3rd December 2016
Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Brantham Athletic FC versus Walsham-le-Willows FC
at Brantham Leisure Centre- kick off 3.00pm
(Don't forget your Golden goal chance-=it might, just might be you winning the money!)

Essex & Suffolk Border League- Premier
Hatfield Peverel FC versus Brantham Athletic Reserves
Kick off 2.00pm

Essex & Suffolk Border League- Division 2
Brantham Athletic  "A" versus Little Oakley  A
at Raydon Playing field, Raydon-kick off 2.00pm

Sunday December 4th 2016
Ipswich Sunday Football League- RM1B
Brantham Athletic FC versus Martlesham Old Boys FC
at Brantham Leisure Centre- kick off 10.30am

Ipswich Sunday Football League- RM2A
Northam Celtic FC versus Brantham Athletic Reserves
Venue to be confirmed- kick off 10.30am

Suffolk Womens Football League
Walsham le Willows Ladies versus Brantham Athletic Ladies
Venue to be confirmed

Tuesday December 6th 2016
Thurlow Nunn Under 18-s South
Brantham Athletic under 18's versus AFC Sudbury under 18's
at Brantham Leisure Centre- kick off 7.45pm

Saturday December 10th 2016
Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Ely City FC versus Brantham Athletic
at Ely-kick off 3.00pm

Essex & Suffolk Border Leaue-Premier
Brantham Athletic Reserves versus  Bures United 

Venue and kick off time to be confirmed

Essex & Suffolk Border League
Brantham Athletic "A" versus Kelvedon Social Reserves
Venue  and kick off time to be confirfmed

Sunday December 11th 2016
Suffolk Womens Football League
Brantham Athletic Ladies versus Walsham le Willows Ladies
at Brantham- kick off time to be confirmed.




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 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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