Maldon Town are set to be rebranded and become Maldon and Tiptree Football Club.

Tiptree United have decided not to field a competitive side next season and are withdrawing from the Essex Senior League.

But in order to help preserve their name and history, they are being incorporated into the name of Maldon Town.

The team will play in a new blue and red strip. It is not a merger – although that could happen at a later date – and Tiptree are maintaining their status as a senior club, having been granted permission by the Football Association.

For the full story see today's Gazette.