MATCH PREVIEW: Malvern Town (A)

This Saturday, Bristol Manor Farm travel to ‘The Hillsiders’ of Malvern Town, and Jack Davies provides the lowdown.

Farm will have been licking their wounds this week, having been the better side against two promotion contenders before falling to consecutive late defeats. They will be boosted by the return of Mason Winter in defence and will be hoping to have positive news regarding George Kellow, who went off injured last time out. Owen Brain is the man in form but returning strike partner Ben Bament scored in midweek and will be keen to add to his tally.

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Ben Bament after scoring against Frome in midweek.

Malvern went on a handy pre-Christmas winning run, which took the Hillsiders well clear of any early relegation battle worries. It hasn’t been as happy a time since then for the hosts, who haven’t won in their last four. They have a wide array of attacking quality including Joe Davies, Levi Francis, and Jack Watts, and most certainly will look to avenge the 3-0 defeat that they suffered at the hands of Manor Farm earlier in the season.

Factfile:

Nickname – The Hillsiders
Manager – Lee Hooper
Stadium – Langland Stadium
Star man – Levi Francis
Last game – 0-0 draw with Yate
Last season – Promoted via play offs
Fun fact – Their original name was Barnard’s Green Football Club