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Match reports for season 2016-2017

Tuesday September 27th 2016-  Thurlow Nunn Premier Divison
Brantham Athletic 1 Wivenhoe Town 1
Brantham Athletic were looking to get back to winning ways after their 3-2 defeat away in the FA Vase and they were entertaining old rivals Wivenhoe Town who came up from Division One at the end of last season.
Prior to the game Wivenhoe were 7th in the league table while Brantham were down in 17th in the table  with the Blue Imps looking to get a good result to lift them up the table.

There was a decent crowd for the match and certainly the Wivenhoe supporters got right behind their team and the Brantham supporters were soon to respond and urge their team to pick up the league points.
Wivenhoe went straight at Brantham from the first whistle and Matthew Eve went close early on.
At the other end of the field  Brantham's Romario Dunn latched onto a good through ball and his hard hit shot went just out of play.
Wivenhoe hit back almost straight away pushing men forward with former Brantham player, Jack Smith, playing up-front, quick to go forward whenever the chance came up.  
A good  corner by Wivenhoe was put into the Brantham area but the  Wivenhoe striker headed the ball just over the bar.  
Minutes later a good move down the flanks by Brantham's Ed Nobbs saw a free kick well taken by  Peter  Haxell in the Wivenhoe goal to deny Brantham taking the lead. Brantham broke  through  with Romario  Dunne turning his opponents inside out and he played the ball through ball for Sean Bartlett whose first time shot went just wide of the target.
The ball seemed to go from end to end and the next real chance came when Winvehoe's Matthew Eve  was put through and only a good save from Brantham keeper Jack Spurling kept the ball out of the Brantham goal.
The second half saw some good football from both sides and a good move started  with Kieran Lawler in the back four in this match urging his forwards to go forward  and a shot on the run was well held by the Wivenhoe keeper. 
Wivenhoe were determined to get something out of this game and they came forward in numbers whenever the chance arose but the Brantham defence were working  hard to keep them out.
Brantham's Ollie Mann made some top class runs but he seemed to have two defenders keeping an eye on him a lot of the time but despite that Ollie still managed to get some very good shots in at the Wivenhoe goal but he was finding it hard to get anything past Wivenhoe keeper Haxell who made some good saves when it mattered.
Brantham then saw a decent tackle by Brantham defender Jack Sibbons on a quick running Wivenhoe man and it ended when the referee stopped play and sent the Brantham player off!!!!
Wivenhoe broke the deadlock in the 71st minute  after a superb through pass was latched onto by Matthew Eve who hit the ball home on the run leaving Brantham keeper Spurling no real chance of stopping the ball going into his net. 0-1.
All credit to the Brantham team who picked themselves up and worked hard for the equaliser and they went forward in numbers when the chance arose.
With time running out Brantham pushed men forward in numbers and with what could only have been a couple of minutes left Brantham saw a good shot at the Wivenhoe goal only for one of their players to  stop the ball going towards the goal by stopping the shot with his hand and straight away the referee blew up.  
The Wivenhoe man was sent off  for his action and there seemed to be a complete silence for a few seconds as Ollie Mann put the ball down on the spot and as cool as cucumber Ollie hit it home into the back of the Wivenhoe  goal. 1-1.
Just seconds later the match referee blew the whistle to end the game.
I am sure that it was one that Wivenhoe will say they had the best of the scoring chances but all credit to a hard working Brantham team who never gave up and were still running and chasing every ball up to the end of the game.
Brantham -  Jack Spurling. Ryan Yallop. Ed Nobbs. Kieran Lawler. James Gregory. Jack  Sibbons.  Sean Bartlett.  Ollie Emsden.  Ollie Mann.  Romario Dunne. Milo Downey.  Subs- Sean Gunn.  Ethan Abrahams.  James Crissell. Adam Bloss (still getting over an injury and did not come on)  and Harry Parkes.
Brantham's next first team games:
Friday September 30th- Thurlow Nunn Premier-  Ipswich Wanderers FC versus Brantham Athletic -at Ipswich- kick off 7.45pm
Tuesday  October 4th- Thurlow Nunn Premier-  FC Clacton versus Brantham Athletic at Clacton- kick off 7.45pm


 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

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.)

Tuesday September 27th 2016
Thurlow Nunn Premier Division
Brantham Athletic 1 Wivenhoe Town 1
(Brantham goalscorer- Ollie Mann (pen)
(Golden goal winner- 71 minutes-Brantham's own Darren Smith)




 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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