MATCH REPORT: Larkhall Athletic 2-1 Bristol Manor Farm
Larkhall come from behind to take all three points against Manor Farm, writes Jack Davies.
A frantic start led to good chances at either end. Ben Bament had early efforts fly wide before Jack Camm and Dawid Regula had successive efforts blocked after some penalty box pinball. Owen Howe was next to try his luck after being neatly found by Gosling but the striker dragged his low effort just wide. Farm had drafted in emergency goalkeeper George Shanks-Boon in the absence of Ben John and he made a fine save after half an hour, denying Harley Prior. Farm took the lead from the penalty spot just before the break. The only thing more reliable than Owen Howe scoring penalties is Jayden Nielsen winning them. His dancing feet too quick for the Larkhall defence and Howe dispatched the resultant spot kick.
Larkhall weathered an early Farm flurry in the second half and equalised after just 10 minutes. Another scramble inside the Farm area saw Shanks-Boon make a fine save initially but the ball fell to Tom Bradley who scored his first goal for the Larks. A blustery second half saw few other chances but Larkhall would prove clinical when one did arrive. Good work from Wayne Nderemani to fire across and Max Williams tucked home after the ball clipped the far post. Owen Howe had the game’s final chance of note but he could only steer his effort wide and despite a late onslaught, Farm were left frustrated.
STAR MAN – Harry Lucas