For the third match between the two clubs already this season, Bristol Manor Farm hosts Bishop’s Cleeve, and Jack Davies previews all the action.
The Farmers have been in good domestic form of late but have done most of that good work on the road. Despite wins at Bashley and Evesham, Farm fell at home to Paulton. However, an away win at Exmouth has helped them regain their momentum. New man George Kellow impressed on his first start but it’s been his forward partners who have taken the headlines recently. Jayden Nielsen has scored twice in as many games and Evander Grubb scored a magnificent brace to win the game at Exmouth.
This week Farm said goodbye to two legends of the club. Steve Kingdon has been an ever-present for Farm at this level, helping himself to important goals and many fantastic memories. Lloyd Mills’ reign eclipses anyone at this club with the midfielder clocking hundreds of appearances in his decade-long spell. Memories of cup wins, and the Western League title will live long in his and our memories. We wish both players all the best!
Bishop’s Cleeve has also been a bit of a mixed bag this season, both scoring and conceding at a fair rate. During their last three matches, the Mitres have won one, lost one, and drawn one. They beat Farm in the FA Trophy last time round, avenging their FA Cup defeat just a couple of weeks prior. Cleeve have a wealth of attacking quality, emphasised by a recent 8-2 hammering of Yate Town. Ethan Dunbar, Ross Langworthy, and Jay Malanskyj are just a few talented attackers, all of whom have previous of finding the net against Farm.
Nickname – The Mitres
Manager – Paul Collicutt
Stadium – Katye Lane
Star man – Ethan Dunbar
Last game – 0-0 draw against Malvern
Last season – 9th
Fun fact – They ground shared with four different clubs before moving to Katye Lane, including Forest Green Rovers.