MATCH REPORT: Oldland Abbotonians 1-4 Bristol Manor Farm

It’s Manor Farm’s second win in a week after hitting four away at Oldland, writes Jack Davies. 

The Farm had made a few changes from the midweek hammering of Bishop Sutton but started this one in rampant fashion. Ben Bament, who has been in outstanding pre-season form, took barely a minute to give Farm the lead, with his 5th of the summer already. Making his first start back at the club, Shea Bennington-Mannings headed into the path of Bament who made the task of tapping home a simple one. Bament was in a defiant mood and had the match’s next significant chance, lashing just over as he reacted quickest to a defensive clearance. Jayden Nielsen was another who was having a fine summer and he almost added to his brace on Tuesday, cracking the crossbar with his long-range effort after half an hour. Oldland hadn’t had much of the game in the first half but levelled up in spectacular fashion. A free-kick was given on the edge of the Farm area and it was duly placed into the very top corner.
The Portwaymen came out as a side hungry for goals, and after some fine saves from the home keeper, youngster Harry Lucas opened his account for the First-Team when he fired home from six yards in the 52nd minute following a Nielsen corner. New signing Bevan Cross was introduced just before the hour mark and he took less than 5 minutes to open his Farm account. He won himself a penalty and dusted himself down to dispatch it comfortably. Manor Farm added the gloss with 10 minutes to play via another spot-kick. As Nielsen had been hacked down on the byline, he too rose to take his own penalty and nestle it into the net.