MATCH REPORT: Willand Rovers 4-0 Bristol Manor Farm

Bristol Manor Farm’s winning run comes to an end after being put to the sword away to Willand, writes Jack Davies.

Farm’s bad afternoon began inside just a few minutes. A free kick given deep in the Willand half was allowed to be taken on the halfway line and after a few failed clearances, Oliver Bray rifled home a smart finish from just inside the area.

Farm almost responded instantly. Jake Gosling sent a typically accurate delivery from wide, and Owen Howe glanced his header wide.

More indecision at the back gave Willand a 2-goal lead. Bray once more played a one-two and finished from the angle to get his and his team’s second.

Farm defender Josh Ford was then booked for shouting at his own players as the referee’s interesting game continued.

Farm’s best chance of the afternoon came just before the break. Gosling let go from distance and forced an initial save by George Burton before the keeper sprung up to make an even better save from Owen Howe’s follow-up.

The second half began with Farm on the front foot. Substitute Theo Llewellyn came closer than anybody and his strike from distance cannoned off the crossbar just after the break.

Set pieces were causing a problem for the hosts as the game approached the hour. Robbins hooked just over following a Ford flick before Ford himself had a goal-bound header blocked, a goal kick somehow the decision.

Willand picked Farm off on the counter late on. Firstly, Oliver Bray completed his fine afternoon with his hat-trick before Will Richards blocked Steve Kingdon’s clearance and Farm’s afternoon was summed up, the ball ricocheting into the net for four.