Bristol Manor Farm travel to Bemerton Heath Harlequins for the first time in the hope of continuing their fine away form, and Jack Davies is back to preview the action.
Farm have been moving upwards of late, largely due to their recent good away results, which have put them in 10th place. A win away to Exmouth was followed up by point at home to Bishop’s Cleeve before last weekend’s sucker punch defeat to Tavistock. Jayden Nielsen, who has won the Star Man award on three occasions and scored four goals in five games in a row, has been in fine form for Manager Lashenko’s youthful Farm side. Elsewhere, Farm have further strengthened their attacking options, with the permanent signing of Daniel Dodimead.
Bemerton are at this level for the first time and were the runaway league leaders until the autumn. Despite more inconsistent form of late, they still sit firmly in the play-off spots and are a formidable home side. They score goals from all over the pitch, proven by their goalkeeper Patrick Creese, who has even scored himself this season! Eder Batista and Stuart Green are a more reliable source of goals and will be ones to watch.
Nickname – Harlequins
Manager – Shaun Hale
Stadium – Moon Park
Star man – Eder Batista
Last game – 3-1 defeat to Malvern
Last season – Promoted
Fun fact – They merged from Bemerton Athletic and Bemerton Heath in 1989.