Brentwood Town v Canvey Island Photo Gallery

6th February 2016



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Brentwood hit back from 3-0 down to rescue a last gasp point in Essex Derby

Saturday 6th February
By Martin Voller

Martyn Stokes’ 90th minute equaliser completed a stunning comeback as Brentwood Town came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Canvey Island at The Arena.

Photos by David Tinkler

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Blues fight back to hand Flanagan his maiden victory

Saturday 30th January
By Martin Voller

Brentwood Town came from a goal down to win 3-1 against Merstham at Moatside, earning Mike Flanagan his first win as manager.

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Late equaliser denies Flanagan first win in charge of Brentwood Town

Saturday 23rd January
By Martin Voller

Mike Flanagan was denied his first win as Brentwood Town boss after Joe Keehan’s 90th minute goal earned Burgess Hill Town a 1-1 draw at The Arena.

Robbie Rees’ diving header rounded off an excellent passing move to put the Blues ahead in the 58th minute, but Keehan headed in Dan Pearse’s corner to seal a late point for the Sussex side.

(Robbie Rees heads Brentwood into the lead)

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Brentwood earn point in local derby


By Jack Ferguson

Brentwood arrived at Billericay for only our second competitive fixture in the last four weeks. Despite being located only a few miles apart this was ironically the first league meeting between the two sides since 1976/7. Going into the fixture our opponents had been unbeaten in the league since mid-October and as a result were favourites for the match. Whilst both teams had fixtures called off last weekend, Billericay entertained Braintree from the National League Premier Division and won 3-1 whilst we lost to Ryman League Division 1 North Aveley 3-1. The odds were firmly stacked in favour of our hosts for the match. 

Despite this and only being Mike Flanagan's second competitive match in charge of the Blues, Brentwood made a determined start to the game and matched our opponents who are comfortably in the play-off positions. Our opponents had the better of the opening exchanges in the first half, however as the half wore on Brentwood came more and more into the game and deservedly took the lead on 31 minutes after a well taken Mitch Hahn free kick was touched onto the cross-bar by the Billericay Goalkeeper and rebounded into the path of Ryan O'Rawe who fired it in from close range. 

Billericay returned strongly after the break and worked to create chances before equalising in the 61st minute after a well timed cross from Quentin Monville escaped everyone in the Brentwood penalty area before falling neatly to Teddy Nesbitt to equalise. 

The closing stages saw some strong defending from Brenwood which featured two new member of the back five including last seasons promotion winning keeper Ollie Bowles who has joined on loan from Concord Rangers and centre-back Lewis Knight. Also making a return to Brentwood yesterday included forward Petrit-Elbi who has rejoined from Aveley. 

Overall it was a well earned point for the Blues who worked exceptionally as a team and responded to the support from the fans who were in full voice throughout the game behind the goal and played their part in an exciting fixture. We would like to thank the Groundstaff from Billericay who work tirelessly over the last week to ensure the fixture was played. 

Brentwood Manager Mike Flanagan spoke to Phoenix FM after the game. His interview can be found here: 

Brentwood Town Lineup: 1 Ollie Bowles, 2 Connor Hogan, 3 Louis Baucutt, 4 Connor Witherspoon, 5 Ryan O’Rawe, 6 Lewis Knight, 7 Andrew Freeman (85), 8 Mitch Hahn (87), 9 Tom Richardson, 10 Petrit Elbi (68), 11 Shad Ngandu

Substitutes: 12 Sherwin Stanley (68), 14 Robbie Rees (85), 15 Bradley Nobbs (87), 16 Joshua Banton, 17 Chris Manangu



Mike Flanagan appointed Brentwood Town manager

Mike Flanagan has been appointed first team manager of Brentwood Town after George Borg stood down at the beginning of the week. George has business commitments that involve him travelling to America and he thought it best if he did not continue. The Club wishes to thank George for his contribution this season as coach and manager.

Mike Flanagan had an illustrious playing career as a forward in the Football League scoring over 100 goals for Charlton Athletic. He has also managed at Gillingham and had been involved in a scouting role with Brentwood Town during the previous two seasons when his son Adam was manager of the Club. The Club are delighted to welcome back Mike and also Chris Smith who is returning to the Club as Mike’s assistant.