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MATCH PREVIEW: Cribbs (H)

Cribbs make the short trip to The NL Services Stadium, and Jack Davies previews what is sure to be a thrilling game for Bristol football on Friday night.

Manor Farm have three wins in a row going into this one, but haven’t played since late February. The last one of those was that thumping 4-0 win over Bemerton and despite the wait, The Portwaymen will still be full of confidence. Defender Ollie Woodhouse and forward Jayden Nielsen both have two in two and captain Jamie Adams got his first since his return to the Farm. Farm have lost their top scorer and talismanic forward Owen Brain, of whom we wish the very best of luck at Gloucester City.

Cribbs are riding a wave of momentum following their promotion last season and are well in the mix for back-to-back this time around. The one-time league leaders are still in a very handy third position, despite not winning in their last four. Cribbs have also lost a forward this week following the departure of Leighton Thomas but still carry plenty of attacking threat. Jake Brown and David Duru, amongst plenty of others.

Factfile:

Nickname – Cribbs
Manager – Richard Luffman
Stadium – The Lawns
Star man – Jake Brown
Last game – 2-2 Draw with Mousehole
Last season – Promotion
Fun fact – The club broke their record attendance in the reverse fixture against Manor Farm.