Battered Brantham hit for six

By Derek Davis

8th Apr 2024 | Football

Brantham Athletic flop again (Picture: Nub News)
Brantham Athletic flop again (Picture: Nub News)

Beleaguered Brantham's dreadful second half of the season has gone from bad to worse with a 6-0 shellacking at Harleston Town.

Despite protestations from club officials trying to pretend all is well, things are so bad for the Imps they could only put one player on the bench for this Thurlow Nunn Premier League clash.

That lone substitute, Ryan Ward, was needed a few minutes into the second half when skipper and club Stewart James Lee was forced off with injury, and Brantham were unable to make any more changes.

A hat-trick from Nathan Stone, two from Rob Turner and one from Aedan Oliver made it a comfortable afternoon for the seventh-placed Town, despite a decent effort from the lads on the pitch for Brantham

Brantham have struggled since the turn of the year, losing management duo Pip Boyland and Alex Drennan after wage issues and a four game winless run.

They have now lost 13, won one and drawn one game in 15 matches in 2024, and only the demise of Norwich United ensures they do not face a relegation battle.

Meanwhile, issues off the pitch continue for Brantham, with the club's vice chairman Darren Smith facing an official complaint lodged with the Suffolk FA over alleged financial irregularities.

It has also emerged that long-serving Tony Hall has resigned as a director of the Brantham Athletic Football Club board. (More to follow)

Details of complaint and allegations...


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