Manor Farm host Tavistock on Saturday afternoon with Lee Lashenko’s Farmers looking to build on last Friday’s positive performance, and Jack Davies returns to preview all the action.
Farm have done most of their best work on the road this season, but there are definitely positive signs shown from their recent home performances. Four points have been taken from their last three at The NL Services Stadium, including the aforementioned point against Bishops Cleeve last time round. The goal was in that game was a beauty from George Kellow, a first for the club as he continued his fine start. Evander Grubb has also taken recent plaudits, grabbing two goals and an assist in his last two games. Farm have added yet more attacking quality in Daniel Dodimead, and striker Owen Brain will serve his final match suspension this Saturday.
Tavistock had an excellent first season in the Southern League last year following their promotion as Toolstation Western Premier champions, where the Lambs narrowly missed out on the final play-off spot. This year they’ll look to replicate that success, or even go one better, this time out. It’s fair to say Stuart Henderson’s side had a tricky start, but have won their last three and growing in confidence. Tavistock already had vast attacking quality in Liam Prynn, who was the division’s top scorer with 28 goals last year, and have since added Ed Harrison and Exeter loanee, Mitch Beardmore, who scored two in a very impressive debut last time out.
Nickname – The Lambs
Manager – Stuart Henderson
Stadium – Langsford Park
Star man – Liam Prynn
Last game – 3-1 win over Bishop’s Cleeve
Last season – 6th
Fun fact – They’re 11 times winners of the Bedford Cup