Preview: Braintree Town vs Worthing, 15/10/22

Worthing Football Club continue their Vanamara National South league campaign with a trip to Essex to face Braintree Town at the Dunmow Group Stadium tomorrow afternoon.

Mens Full Time
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Braintree Town
  • Rush (19')
  • Matthews (87')
1
Worthing
  • Pearce (11')
National League South Saturday 15th October, 2022

The Reds go into the fixture having suffered their first league defeat of the new campaign, losing to Farnborough at the Crucial Environmental Stadium.

Javan Splatt’s first goal for the club opened the scoring in the 27th minute, but Selim Saied equalised for the visitors on the hour mark.

With the game looking to end in a stalemate, Jonathon Page scored the winner in injury time for Farnborough to take all three points back to Hampshire.

Meanwhile hosts Braintree Town suffered a 3-1 defeat to Dover Athletic on Saturday.

Form

Worthing are without a win in their last four matches in all competitions, but see themselves in fifth place after the opening 11 league games, and remain unbeaten away from home.

Braintree currently occupy eight place in the table, just a point outside the six playoff position, but alike to Worthing, are winless in their last four.

Recent meetings

The two sides last met in the Isthmian Premier League 2005-06.

Braintree were crowned champions come the end of the season winning promotion to the National South, while Worthing finished in eighth place.

Team News

Joel Colbran remains absent due to the ankle ligament injury sustained at Concord Rangers. Elsewhere Dan Bowry and Danny Barker have slight knocks but may still feature. New signing Ibby Akanbi is available for selection.

Supporter information

DIRECTIONS

By Road

Leave the M11 at junction 8 and take the A120 towards Colchester. Follow the A120 for 16 miles until you reach the ‘Galleys Corner’ roundabout. It is the first roundabout after the M11, take the first exit into Cressing Road.

After three quarters of a mile turn left into Clockhouse Way (signposted Braintree Town FC, and Braintree Tennis Club) and then first left again for the ground. There is a small car park at the ground which costs £2, but closes on police advice 30 minutes before the match.

Considerable street parking is a good option, and there is plenty of it available particularly along Stubbs Lane (the last turning on the left along Cressing Road before the ground is reached).

By Train

Braintree Railway Station is situated just under a mile away from the Cressing Road Ground. It is served by trains from London Liverpool Street.

Exit the station and turn right along the Station Approach. Cross Rose Hill at the pedestrian crossing into Railway Street. Turn right at the traffic lights into Trinovantian Way.

This becomes Manor Street and then Lakes Road. After the ‘Sportsmans’ Snooker Club turn left into Chapel Hill. At the triangular junction turn right into Clockhouse Way. Turn left at the bend at the end of the road and then the entrance to the ground is on the right.

TICKETS

How to follow

If you can’t make the game you can follow the game via the club’s official Twitter account, or through live commentary provided by rebelyell.live