Braintree Town

The Iron found themselves in a relegation scrap for the majority of last season but came good when required. It wasn’t until the new year that results started to improve, helping them recover from a seven-game losing streak in September and October. Being the lowest scorers in the division was one of the main reasons Braintree Town struggled last term, after all they made the top ten defences. Since relegation from the National League in 2018/2019, the Iron have found it difficult to get back to grips with the National South finishing second from bottom two years ago.

2021/2022 Season
National South: 17th
F.A Cup: 2nd Qualifying Round
F.A Trophy: 3rd Round
County Cup: Winners
Top League Scorer: Luke Holness (9 goals)

Manager – Angelo Harrop

A new manager to the National South, Braintree Town opted to appoint Harrop this summer following the departure of Ryan Maxwell. The 35-year-old will be familiar to Dartford fans as he was the boss who caused the F.A Cup upset in the fourth qualifying round. Harrop took AFC Sudbury to seventh in the Isthmian Division One North and the first round of the F.A Cup last season, where they lost to Colchester United, a side he was at during his playing days. Harrop has also been involved in the management and coaching of Stanway Rovers in the Essex League and Brightlingsea Regent.

Summer Transfers

Transfers In Transfers Out
John White (Southend United) Matt Johnson (Bishop’s Stortford)
Leon Davies (Southend United) Jay Porter (Bishop’s Stortford)
Matt Rush (Southend United) Ola Wasiri Williams (Swansea City)
Alfie Matthews (Welling United) Gianni Crichlow (Havant & Waterlooville)
Baris Altintop (King’s Lynn Town) Stefan Illic (Hampton and Richmond Borough)
Ben Fowkes (Needham Market) Luke Pennell (Bedford Town)
Joe Muscatt (Billericay Town) Khale Da Costa (Chelmsford City)
Alfie Marigliani (Wealdstone) Harry Lodovica (Chelmsford City)
Levi Amantchi (Potter Bar Town) Simo Mbonkwi (Eastbourne Borough)
Chris Regis (Chalfont St Peter) Sam Cox (Welling United)
Albie Armin (Ipswich Town) Marcus Johnson-Schuster
Willie Clemons (Stowmarket Town)  

Head to Head

Dartford wins: 3 / Braintree Town wins: 8 / Draws: 5

Previous Matches (last six)

Dartford 0 – 1 Braintree Town (02/05/2022 – National South)
Braintree Town 2 – 2 Dartford (28/12/2021 – National South)
Braintree Town 2 – 1 Dartford (09/01/2021 – National South)
Dartford 2 – 1 Braintree Town (24/08/2019 – National South)
Dartford 0 – 1 Braintree Town (06/05/2018 – National South Playoff)
Dartford 1 – 1 Braintree Town (23/12/2017 – National South)

Next Meetings

Dartford v Braintree Town (08/11/2022)
Braintree Town v Dartford (18/02/2023)


  • Dartford have won just once in their last 12 games against Braintree Town (D4, L7)
  • The Darts have gone 13 games without a clean sheet against the Iron
  • Dartford are five without victory at Cressing Road, last winning ten years ago (D2, L3)

Match Highlights – 2021/2022

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