GRAYS ATHLETIC 1st TEAM
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Sat 18 Nov 2023  ·  North
Grays Athletic Football Club
GRAYS ATHLETIC 1st TEAM
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Brentwood Town

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Grays Ath return to Saturday afternoon action with a league encounter against Essex neighbours, Brentwood Town.

The history of football in Brentwood dates back to the late nineteenth century. After several decades in local leagues, the club progressed through the Athenian and Metropolitan Leagues, ending up in the mid 1960s as a professional outfit in the Southern League and a short period of real success, including an appearance in the 3rd round proper of the FA Cup in 1969-70. Shortly after however, the club was disbanded.

Another local club, Manor Athletic were founded in the late 1960s and in 1974 adopted the Brentwood name, playing in the Essex Senior League. Promotion to the Isthmian League was secured for the 2007-08 season. After a couple of near misses, the 2014-15 season saw the club promoted to the Premier division, although the stay lasted only one year, before returning to 1 North, where they remain.

We have played this incarnation of Brentwood Town more than 20 times, mostly in the Isthmian League, with the Blues taking the victory in the majority, although most had no more than the odd goal between the teams. Last season though both sides had comfortable home wins, 3-0 for Blues and 2-0 for Brentwood.

Given the geographical closeness of the two teams, there are a number of players who have pulled on both shirts, including Blues legend, Joao Carlos, and current midfielder Rob Clark.

This season, Brentwood have started positively, winning half of their league games, including four wins out of five away from home. So Grays can expect another strong challenge.

Come on you Blues !

North Fixtures

Sat 18 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Basildon United
2
Gorleston
1
Sat 18 Nov 2023KO: 15:00
Brightlingsea Regent
4
Ipswich Wanderers
1

Match details

Match date

Sat 18 Nov 2023

Kickoff

15:00

Attendance

268

Competition

North

League position

5
Brentwood Town
18
Grays Athletic
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Team Sponsors

HOME SHIRT SPONSOR - GRIFFIN
AWAY KIT SPONSOR - BARRETS LAW
Matchday & Teamwear Sponsors - P J FLOORING
SHIRT SPONSOR - BOOM BATTLE BAR
Club Food Hospitality Sponsor - Wonderland Catering & Grazing Events
Home Kit Sponsor - SGR Plumbing & Heating Ltd
SHIRT SPONSOR - LMC MOTOR GROUP
PitchingIn Isthmian league 2020/21 - PitchingIn Isthmian League 2023/24
CLUB SPONSOR - Cumberland Packaging Ltd
Away Kit Sponsor - Grays Service Station
League Sponsors - Velocity
League Sponsors  - BlueFin Sports
League Sponsors - Mitchells Travel
League Sponsors - Anderson Travel
league Sponsors - Kappa
League Sponsors - Samba
league Sponsors - Crowdfunder
Matchball Provider - Mitre
League Sponsors - Reposs
league Sponsors - Vita Risk Solutions
Fund Raising - easyfundraising
Club Affiliation - FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION
AWAY KIT SPONSOR - Paragon
Club Charity - Max'x Foundation
CLUB SPONSOR - Acorn Decorators Merchants Ltd
CLUB SPONSOR - Amblek Ltd
CLUB SPONSOR - The Bull
CLUB SPONSOR - Charlotte's Hair Salon