MATCH REPORT: Bristol Manor Farm 1-0 Westbury United

A Jake Gosling penalty was enough on Saturday afternoon as Bristol Manor Farm made it three league wins in a row on a blustery day at The BS3 Services Stadium, writes Jack Davies.

Both sides were in good form heading into the match, and after getting to grips with the conditions, Farm enjoyed most of the early possession.

Returning striker Ben Bament came the closest early on. His shot hit the woodwork from a tight angle once he’d rounded visiting keeper Mark Bowden.

Westbury did have their moments in a damp first half. Shanley forced a smart save from Ben John before Bowden denied Jake Gosling at the other end.

The last chance of the half fell to the visitors. Harvey Flippance headed over as he freed himself in the area – needless to say it was a wasted opportunity, and Farm counted their lucky stars as they could have gone a goal down against the run of play.

The Portwaymen came out for the second half on the front foot and created several early chances. Full-back Mason Winter let fly from fully 30 yards and Bowden had to be alert once more to tip it over.

Defender Josh Ford had an incredible three in three games for Farm and he had a chance to make it a fantastic four. Gosling’s delivery found the big man but he couldn’t get his header on target.

Gosling was beginning to dictate the tempo as the hour mark approached and he had the next chance. The captain skipped by a few challenges but couldn’t keep his effort down.

The game’s decisive moment came in the 70th minute. Jayden Nielsen was hacked down inside the area, giving the referee no choice but to point to the spot. Gosling stepped up and buried his fourth of the season, giving Farm another huge three points in the Southern League.