MATCH REPORT: Bristol Manor Farm 3-2 Exmouth Town

Ollie Woodhouse’s dramatic winner saw Bristol Manor Farm snatch all three points against Exmouth Town at The NL Services Stadium, writes Jack Davies.

Home has not been where the heart is for Farm this season and that looked like continuing as Exmouth dominated the early exchanges. Jacob Mead shot just wide before Aaron Denny forced a low save from Farm keeper Seth Locke. The visitors early pressure would tell after 20 minutes, as they took a deserved lead. A speedy break saw the ball played over for Denny, who slipped it under Locke for the lead. Farm shot into life after conceding and equalised after half an hour. Aron Robbins doing the hard yards and his low ball across was perfect for Dan Dodimead, who finished smartly. Farm pushed hard and did have a late chance to go into the break in front. A succession of late corners piled the pressure on at Ben Bament steered the last of them just wide.

Wild, wild scenes as Ollie Woodhouse crashed home a 98th minute winner.
Wild, wild scenes as Ollie Woodhouse crashed home a 98th minute winner.

Exmouth weren’t playing anything like a side propping up the table and retook the lead in some style. Callum Shipton took aim from range and found the back of the net. Farm were struggling to breakdown a stubborn Town defence but were given a helping hand with 10 minutes to play. Mead brought down the speedy Bament as he was through on goal and the official had little option but to reduce Exmouth to ten. The depleted visitors couldn’t hold on for long as Farm equalised shortly after. Jayden Nielsen burst past his defender and drove the ball in at the near post. Farm had been on the end of far too much late heartbreak at home but finally had their moment to savour in the eighth minute of stoppage time. Pinball in the Exmouth area including shouts for fouls and penalties before the ball dropped to Ollie Woodhouse. The defender showing the composure and finesse of a seasoned striker as he buried the loose ball to steal all three points and spark scenes of wild jubilation across The NL Services Stadium.