BRAINTREE Town manager Ryan Maxwell says he is determined to move on quickly from the disappointment of his side's abandoned game at Hampton and Richmond.

The Iron were left frustrated after the National League South game had to be halted in the early stages of the second half due to a floodlight failure, with the visitors leading 1-0 thanks to loanee Khale de Costa's first-half goal.

Braintree will now have to return The Beveree for a rearranged fixture on a Tuesday evening, before the Christmas break.

But despite the disappointment, boss Maxwell has quickly turned his attention to his side's important home clash with Havant and Waterlooville, this weekend.

Maxwell said: “I am gutted because I wanted us to keep the momentum going and the way we played until it was called off I felt we were on track.

“But you have to move on and we now prepare for our next game at home on Saturday next.

“We know these things happen in football but it’s still heartbreaking because we were in the lead, deservedly so, and looked in charge.

“And with the players performing well we were looking for that crucial second goal at the start of the second half.

“We were playing some good football and very much running the tempo of the game and the lads were keen to make it two successive wins.”

Maxwell has confirmed that winger Gianni Crichlow has gone out on loan to Hendon on a dual registration deal.

He said: “He clearly needs match fitness and the only way for him to do that is to get games under his belt.

“He’s on dual registration which means we can call him back when we want.”

Braintree will host Potters Bar Town in the FA Trophy second round.

The game is due to be played on the weekend of Saturday, November 27.