Jack Davies previews Bristol Manor Farm’s trip to high-flying Wimborne on Saturday afternoon, with Manager Lee Lashenko’s side looking to build on the club’s back-to-back league wins.
Since their cup matches in the previous month, the Farmers have shown near-perfect performances, and the team has settled well into the Southern League. A brilliant away win at Bashley was followed by a commanding home win against Malvern as Farm start to the climb the table. Striker Ben Bament celebrated his return from injury with a goal whilst fellow forward Owen Brain reached double figures for the season so far. Goalkeeper Seth Locke has a clean sheet and a penalty save to his name in his last two.
Away from the pitch, Manager Lashenko’s squad has seen a shift in personnel with three players departing and two arriving. Aflie Cummings has signed for Nailsea & Tickenham on dual registration, with Bevan Cross and Frankie Phillips leaving permanently. Experienced keeper Ben John and Under-18 graduate Harvey Tierney have both made their returns this week, and the club is expecting to make another announcement on Thursday evening.
Wimborne Town just missed out in the play-offs last year and will be keen to make those spots a minimum target this time around. The Magpies are currently 4th and have only lost once this season, but they do only have one win in three. Flying full back Oakley Hanger is one of the best in the division and striker Harry Baker, who has previous against Farm, has 9 goals for the season already. Wimborne have added two players this week from Tim Sills old club Hamworthy, midfielder Sam Griffin and striker Cameron Munn.
Nickname – The Magpies
Manager – Tim Sills
Stadium – New Cuthbury
Star man – Oakley Hanger
Last game – 3-1 win over Bideford
Last season – 5th
Fun fact – Luther Blissett joined Wimborne after spells with Watford, Bournemouth and even Ac Milan.