MATCH REPORT: Cinderford Town 1-3 Bristol Manor Farm

An Evander Grubb wonder goal helped Farm get their first win of the season away in Cinderford, writes Jack Davies.

The visitors had won their last two at the Causeway stadium and started well here. Jamie Bremmer found half a yard and his strike hit the upright.

Farm’s first real chance came through the fancy footwork of Jayden Neilsen. The youngster was playing at full-back in the absence of the captain but found himself well forward and he evaded two challenges but shot just wide.

The end-to-end first half continued towards the half hour. Ben Brooks forced a smart save by Ben John before Grubb seized on a mistake at the back but his shot was well blocked.

The Farm would go into the break ahead. Josh Ford, who headed home away at this ground last season, repeated the trick by nodding his first of this campaign. 

Cinderford came out brightly and did equalise before the hour. Brooks making no mistake from inside the area.

Lloyd Mills and Owen Howe had efforts to regain the lead for Farm before a moment of genuine magic stole the show. Evander Grubb shifted the ball to his right and his effort rocketed into the top corner.

Both sides exchanged efforts as the minutes ticked by. Mitchell McCann fired an effort over on the break before Jake Gosling sent a direct free kick just off target.

The Farm would have a golden chance to end the contest with a couple of minutes to play. Owen Howe was upended inside the box and he dusted himself down to smash home the penalty for 3-1. The game’s final minute saw a nice moment for teenager Will Gallagher, sent on for his debut for the Farm.

STAR MAN, Lloyd Mills.