MATCH PREVIEW: Bishops Cleeve vs BMF

Bishop’s Cleeve vs Bristol Manor Farm – 04/03/23, 3pm KO.

Bristol Manor Farm make the relatively short trip to Bishop’s Cleeve as the two sides meet for the third time this season, and Jack Davies previews the action below.

Farm have certainly had a mixed bag of results this calendar year, but spirits are high following a fairly positive February. Lashenko’s men had a run of only one defeat in six, including a 3-0 cup win over Cleeve, before losing their last two. Cleeve are in a similar run of late, with results ripping up form books from either standpoint. They have done a recent double over a very good Paulton Rovers side but have suffered recent defeats against Frome and Lymington. Harrison Reeves has been in fine form of late for Cleeve and he’ll be up against Farm marksman Owen Howe, sorely missed in his absence last week.


Nickname – The Mitres
Stadium – Katya Lane (41 miles)
Founded – 1905
Manager – Paul Collicott
Star man – Harrison Reeves
Last season – Promoted
Last match – 2-0 win over Cinderford
Fun fact – They boast over 50 appearances for former Bristol Rovers, Cheltenham and Swansea forward, Julian Alsop