Bristol Manor Farm were held to what turned out to be another frustrating draw as they share the spoils with Yate Town, writes Jack Davies.
Farm started very brightly and got their reward inside 10 minutes. Theo Llewellyn’s solid header was flicked on by Owen Brain and Evander Grubb skipped inside before firing a finish past visiting keeper Aaron Sainsbury. The hosts were keen for more and were pinning Yate in. Brain had his own effort saved by Sainsbury and Mason Winter curled just wide. Farm have certainly been on the wrong end of a few questionable decisions of late and another couple went against them before half time. Brain was on the end of an elbow which drew plenty of blood and eventually saw the striker subbed off late in the game, nothing given. Then in added time, Winter’s tackle in the area looked to have taken the ball but the away side were awarded a penalty. George Box dusted himself down and placed it down the middle for parity.
Farm were determined to avoid a third league draw of the season in the second half and were creating chances. Winter and Nielsen fired off target before Grubb’s 30-yard volley drifted narrowly wide. Route one almost for Farm the lead back after an hour. Seth Locke’s ball was beautifully taken down by Ponsillo and the youngster played Grubb through, only to see his effort denied by Sainsbury. Sainsbury would continue to deny Farm as they missed golden chances in the last 10 minutes. Grubb danced his way through after some neat passing but found the keeper in his way before Sainsbury sprung back up to also deny Ponsillo on the rebound. Farm would be denied another late chance by a very bemusing decision. Ollie Woodhouse, who was excellent defensively all game, carried 50 yards before crossing the ball to the unmarked Grubb at the back post. Before the goal scorer could attempt his second, the linesman ruled the ball had gone over the by-line, despite it looking several yards the right side.