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MATCH REPORT: Bristol Manor Farm 2-0 Evesham United

Bristol Manor Farm returned to winning ways on Saturday afternoon with a controlled home victory over Evesham United, writes Jack Davies.

Blustery conditions left early chances at a premium, but The Farm did start brightest. Ben Bament made his first start since returning from injury and he had an early effort blocked behind before his captain Jamie Adams drove a low effort wide. Farm settled and were rewarded midway through the first half. Jayden Nielsen’s typical pinpoint delivery found young Harry Lucas, who powered his header past the despaired Ben Taylor in the Evesham goal. Farm continued to probe as they chased a second before the break. Nielsen was well found by Rhys Thomas, but the winger could only lash wide. Thomas, who was instrumental throughout, then had a go himself but Taylor was on hand to save. Farm did have the ball in the net again just before half time, but Ben Bament was denied by an offside flag, for the second week in a row.

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Manager Lee Lashenko urges his team on from the sidelines.

It may have looked like the break had come at a bad time for the hosts, but Farm continued to create chances. Nielsen was once again denied by Taylor and Thomas’ follow up cross was headed wide by Dan Dodimead. Goal scorer Lucas was back to the day job on the hour. The centre-half sliding last ditch to deny Levi Steele a shot in the Farm area. Farm would seal all three points with a deserved second late on. Substitute George Kellow whipped a cross towards Dodimead, who took the ball down immaculately before sending a fantastic finish into the corner.