Clevedon Town vs Bristol Manor Farm

24-08-2019 15:00

Player statistic

Quantity Event Time
George King 1 Goal 78'
Time Event Quantity
10' Goal 1 Lewis Bamford
47' Goal 1 Joe McClennan
70' Goal 1 Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist
80' Goal 1 Joe Tumelty
89' Goal 1 Mason Winter
Star Man 1 Jordan Metters
Appearances 1 Ben John
Appearances 1 Tyler Ashmead
Appearances 1 Mason Winter
Appearances 1 Lloyd Mills
Appearances 1 Steve Kingdon
Appearances 1 Jay Adams
Appearances 1 Joe McClennan
Appearances 1 Ashley Kington
Appearances 1 Joe Tumelty
Appearances 1 Jordan Metters
Appearances 1 Lewis Bamford
Sub Appearances 1 Josh Nelmes
Sub Appearances 1 Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist
Sub Appearances 1 Jordan Rodgers
Sub Appearances 1 Iain Harvey
Sub Appearances 1 Stuart Tovey

Clevedon Town 2 Bristol Manor Farm 5 By the end Bristol Manor Farm had too much about them for their spirited hosts to handle in this vibrant and hugely entertaining FA Cup tie at The Hand Stadium on Saturday. Drinks breaks were  necessary in both halves of a sweltering afternoon so hot that you might have readily forgiven the players if they’d have leant back on the throttle a bit in a bid to conserve some energy. Not a bit of it. Both teams went at this game with great vigour and purpose which made for a pacey, skillful game peppered with flashes of great one-touch football and plenty of attacking action with quality goals. Everything you’d want in a cup tie. Lloyd Mills probably had a little bit more time than he thought he had when rising to meet a 2nd minute corner for The Farm however, the defender looking almost surprised to go unchallenged in directing his header just wide of the Clevedon post. Both teams were eager to attack and get their tackles in. This inevitably perhaps led to the games opening goal being scored from a penalty – Clevedon’s Elliot Nicholson winning the spot kick in the 8th minute while jinking wide in the box. George King converted emphatically from 12 yards and the Hand Stadium rang to the cheers of The Seasiders. There were murmurs of a possible upset amongst the home fans but they didn’t last for long as Lewis Bamford placed a well-directed header from an Ashley Kington free-kick wide on the left into the top corner of the net for a Tenth-minute Farm equaliser. The game ebbed and flowed throughout the first half but it was Clevedon who came closest to scoring during the 45th minute when King – a positive threat for the hosts for much of the afternoon – slipped into the Farm penalty area and smacked a low drive off of the foot of the left hand post and away to safety. Half-time, some welcome refreshment, 1-1 and ready to go again. Much of the crowd was still returning to it’s seats with cold drinks when Manor Farm struck quickly in the opening minute of the second half. It was emblematic of The Portwaymen’s general approach when seasoned Farm maestro Jordan Metters fed a nice pass through for Joe McClennan to run on to and finish powerfully past the Clevedon ‘keeper. Farm keeper Ben John, fresh from the heroics of a last-minute penalty save in midweek gathered safely low down in the 50th minute to maintain his sides 2-1 lead with Clevedon spiritedly looking for an equaliser. Minutes later the home side were reduced to 10 men when Zach Drew was dismissed for a challenge on Farm skipper Steve Kingdon. Tom Creed between the Clevedon sticks made a smart save to deny Joe Tumelty when the youngster had been played in again by Metters and John did well to hold on to a well-struck volley from Harry Smith with the tie an hour old. It was Farm substitute Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist who stretched the visitors advantage to 3-1 ten minutes later. As play developed from a corner that he himself had won, Leigh-Gilchrist moved through the inside-right channel before drilling a low shot neatly past Creed. After a second drinks break in the 72nd minute George King played a nice one-two before whipping a nice shot that curled away from the near post and wide. It was a reminder that even at 1-3 Clevedon still posed a threat. And it was the biggest threat, George King, that did finally get his team back in it when he snuck in at the back post to squeeze the ball home in the 78th minute. Again however Clevedon’s elation was short-lived when Tumelty again found space in the inside right position, running clear before finishing with a coolly placed effort back across Creed. Farm were in danger of running rampage when left-back Mason Winter pounced on a ball in midfield in the 89thth minute, playing a nice one-two with substitute Jordan Rogers before stroking the ball sweetly beyond Creed for 5-2. There was to be no way back for the plucky Seasiders  and Lee Lashenko’s strong-armed Portwaymen were worthy victors on the day and now take their deserved place in the Qualifying Rounds on the long road to Wembley. STAR MAN (Jordan Metters, Bristol Manor Farm)

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