ON THE ROAD: Braintree Town

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Brief History

Originally, Braintree Town were the works team of Crittall Windows. They were known as Crittall Athletic until 1968, before being called Braintree & Crittall Athletic until 1981.

Did you know?

The club’s joint-record attendance is 4000. This came against Barking in the Essex Senior Cup in 1936 and Tottenham Hotspur in a friendly game in May 1952.

Last Meeting

Orient last met Braintree Town for a pre-season friendly in July 2015, losing 2-1 under Ian Hendon’s management. Paul McCallum opened the scoring for the O’s, before a Kenny Davis penalty and Sean Marks header sealed a victory for ‘The Iron.’(image)


Brad Quinton, the club’s record appearance-maker, was appointed manager in May 2017. He played 546 times for the club during a 12-year spell. Quinton helped ‘The Iron’ to promotion to the top tier of non-league football in his first season in charge.

One to watch

Former O Michael Clark will line-up for Braintree Town this season. The defender featured in the National League three times for the O’s last season, before moving to East Thurrock on an initial loan which then became a permanant transfer upon his release from E10.

New boy Clark, signed for Braintree Town late last month and will be key in the Irons’ immediate return to the National Legaue.



Cressing Road (The Ironmongery Direct Stadium) opened in 1923. It has a capacity of 4,222 of which 553 are seated.