Preview: Braintree Town (A)

All you need to know as we travel to face Braintree Town in the Vanarama National League.

Braintree Town v Barrow

Saturday 1st December


Cressing Road


Braintree’s Recent Form:

Braintree come into this weekends fixture on the back of a midweek draw with Sutton. Despite being 2-0 up they were forced to settle for a point thanks to a late penalty. Our hosts have struggled so far this season and sit in bottom place with 14 points from 22 games.

Last 3 league games:

Braintree Town 0-3 Solihull Moors

Harrogate Town 3-1 Braintree Town

Braintree Town 2-2 Sutton United


Barrow’s Recent Form:

The Bluebirds travel to Essex looking to build on two good results in the last week. A 2-0 win at Aldershot was followed by a solid draw against high-flying Wrexham at the Furness Building Society Stadium on Tuesday. We are currently 14th in the table with 25 points from 22 games.

Last 3 league games:

Barrow 0-3 Eastleigh

Aldershot Town 0-2 Barrow

Barrow 0-0 Wrexham



Live match coverage will be available on BBC Radio Cumbria.

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Tickets and Travel:


Tickets can be purchased at the turnstiles on arrival at the ground, admission prices can be found here:

By Car:

Leave the M25 at Junction 27 and head north on the M11. Leave the M11 at junction 8 and head east on the A120. Follow the A120 for 16 miles until you reach the ‘Galley’s Corner’ roundabout (with McDonalds on your right). Take the first exit into Cressing Road. The entry to the ground is approximately three-quarters of a mile omn your left (Clockhouse Way) and is sign posted.

Car Parking:

There is a small car park at the ground and parking costs £2. The car park closes 30 mins before kick off at which time street parking is the alternative option. Plenty is available along Stubbs Lane (the last turning on the left along Cressing Road before the ground is reached).

By Train:

Braintree train station is situated just under a mile away from Cressing Road and is served by trains from London. When you leave the station turn right along station approach and cross Rose Hill at the pedestrian crossing into Railway Street. At the traffic lights turn right into Trinovantian Way. This then becomes Manor Street, then Lakes Road and after the ‘Sportsmans Snooker Club turn left into Chapel Hill. At the triangular junction turn right into Clockhouse Way. Follow the road round to the left at the end of the road and the entrance to the ground is on your right. It is approximately 20 minutes walk from the town centre.

Braintree also has a second station called ‘Braintree Freeport’, which is slightly closer to the ground. It is home to a large shopping centre but it can be difficult to navigate to/from the ground, particularly after the game in the dark. The quickest route is via an obscure footpath so it is reccomended to go to the main Braintree station, meaning a longer but easier walk with more food and drink options. Taxi’s are also more readily available from the main station.