MATCH REPORT: Larkhall Athletic 2-2 Bristol Manor Farm

Honours ended even at Plain Ham as Larkhall come from behind twice to draw with Bristol Manor Farm in a hotly-contested fixture on Saturday afternoon, writes William Ledbury.

It took just ten minutes for Lee Lashenko’s Manor Farm to take the lead. Owen Howe expertly chested the ball down into the unmarked Kyle Tooze who then unselfishly squared his pass into Ben Bament who smashed the ball past Humphries.

After falling into a relatively quiet period, an erratic ten minute spell would follow. Bristol Manor Farm failed to clear their lines, and Samuel Crumb punished the Farm in the 35th minute to equalise. The home side’s celebrations were quickly silenced just moments later when Jack Camm was given his marching orders for an elbow on Farm captain Aron Robbins. Lee Lashenko’s side capitalised on the red card, and Howe slotted the ball into the net to mark his fifth goal in three league matches.

Despite having an extra man in the second-half, Larkhall pressed the Farm defence in search of a leveller. Bament’s afternoon was disappointingly cut short on 51 minutes; the forward attacked the ball at the back post but injured his shoulder in the process.

Larkhall would finally be rewarded for their persistence on 82 minutes when Sam Crumb rose highest to head past Ben John in the Manor Farm net. 

Attention quickly turns to Mangotsfield United who visit the Creek on Monday afternoon, and Manager Lashenko will be hoping to round-off the bank holiday period with four points. Reaction to follow on Official BMF TV.

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