MATCH REPORT: Bristol Manor Farm 3-2 Cinderford Town

After weathering the Foresters storm on Saturday afternoon, Bristol Manor Farm picked up all three points against Cinderford Town, writes Jack Davies.

The two sides were separated by only goal difference before kick-off and knew that a win would be massive for either side’s survival hopes.

It was the perfect start for the men in red inside three minutes when Ben Bament chased down a loose ball to give his side the lead. The Foresters defence misjudged a long ball, and the everpresent Bament gracefully tucked the ball into the far corner to score.

Cinderford did respond on 27 minutes following their third attempt at a corner. The wind continued to cause havoc and the ball eventually fell to Jack Barton who buried a strike into the far corner.

Owen Howe had scored 20 for the season pre-match and his 21st was something special. Bament won a free kick just outside the area which Howe absolutely rifled in the top corner to restore the lead.

The Farm talisman wasn’t done there either. Gosling flashed past a challenge before laying Howe in and the striker cut onto his left and drove home for a 3-1 lead.

Cinderford would make it a nervy finish as Felix Miles volleyed home in the final 15 minutes and Farm were forced to see out the extended injury time with 10 men. Skipper Gosling receiving his second yellow card late on.

STAR MAN – Jake Gosling.