Tavistock vs Bristol Manor Farm – 17/12/22, 3pm KO.
Lee Lashenko’s Manor Farm are on the road this weekend looking to build on last Saturday’s impressive win. Check out Jack Davies’ preview below for more about the match.
Nickname – The Lambs
Stadium – Langsford Park (82 miles)
Founded – 1888
Manager – Stuart Henderson
Star man – Liam Prynn
Last season – Promoted as champions
Last match – 2-1 defeat to Evesham
Fun fact – They have achieved 2 promotions in 3 seasons
Tavistock are thoroughly enjoying their first season at this level, largely thanks to striker Liam Prynn, who bagged four in one half against Paulton last month. Shot-stopper Sam Borthwick is also having a good season and he is well protected by skipper Ben Cross and defender Taylor Scarff.
The Farm were excellent last time out as they ended their bad run with a man-of-the-match performance by keeper Ben John. Striker Owen Howe returned to his best last weekend, taking his Southern League goal tally to eight. Midfield duo Theo Llewellyn and George Fowler returned to the Farm’s starting lineup and played very well across the middle of the park.
While Tavistock rode their promotion momentum in the early part of the season, they are starting to stutter as winter approaches. Although both teams have one win in their last six, Farm is coming off a big win whereas the home side has lost its last three. The Portwaymen are hoping to break their recent away run whereas Tavistock are without a win at home since October.