MATCH PREVIEW: Paulton Rovers vs Bristol Manor Farm

Paulton Rovers vs Bristol Manor Farm – 26/12/22, 3pm KO.

Bristol Manor Farm look forward to their festive trip to Paulton Rovers on Boxing Day, looking to build on their victory over Exmouth Town last time round. You can read Jack Davies’ match preview below.


Nickname – The Rovers
Stadium – First 4 Pools Stadium(20 miles)
Founded – 1881
Manager – Craig Loxton
Star man – Aaron Sainsbury
Notable former player – Ashley Barnes
Last season – 9th
Last match – 1-0 win over Lymington
Fun fact – They had a live television game in the Fa Cup in 2010 against Norwich

The Rovers:

Paulton have had a mixed bag of a season, both on the field and in the dugout. Stabilised again they’ll be keen to show off their firepower. Ed Butcher has been a constant thorn in Farm’s side and fellow attackers Joe Morgan and Will Hailston are always threats at this level. Goalkeeper Aaron Sainsbury is one of the league’s best shot stoppers.

The Farm:

Farm were excellent last time out as they ended their bad run and it featured a man of the match performance from keeper Ben John. Striker Owen Howe is back amongst the goals and Farm, as they were last week, will be very happy to see the returning pair of George Fowler and Theo Llewelyn.

The Form:

Both sides were winless in 5 before their most recent games but both picked up 3 points last time out. Whilst Farm’s wait to capitalise has been delayed by a week due to postponements, Paulton haven’t played since the first week of December. These two sides met 4 times last season, Paulton winning both Cup games but Farm getting all 6 points in the league meetings.