Bristol Manor Farm 1 Moneyfields 0
Bristol Manor Farm took the spoils in an exciting yet ill-tempered affair at home to Moneyfields, which saw the visitors reduced to 10 men after going behind to the only goal of the game.
Moneyfields started the brighter and striker Stephen Hutchings had two chances within 5 minutes but was twice denied by home keeper Ben John. The highlights of a sub-par first half came in minutes 40 and 41 and involved chances at either end – Farm’s Jordan Metters was denied by defender Jamie Ford on the goal-line before the visitors broke and Ryan Pennary was denied by John.
Farm started the second half positively and the best early chance fell to Jamie Bird who could only shape his shot wide from 12 yards. The deadlock resisted until 15 minutes from time when substitutes Leigh-Gilchrist and Bamford combined with the latter skipping by two defenders and forced an excellent but meaningless save, as Leigh-Gilchrist buried the rebound. Tempers had threatened to fray at several moments before Moneyfield’s forward Hutchings was given his marching orders for persistent off the ball incidents with Bamford with 10 minutes left.
One was proven to be enough as Farm collected successive wins in their returns to league action this week before they travel to Highworth Town at the weekend.
STAR MAN – Josh Nelmes
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE – 3