Larkhall Athletic vs Bristol Manor Farm – 07/01/23, 3pm KO.
Bristol Manor Farm will make the short trip to Larkhall on Saturday afternoon as they look for a much-needed three points to kickstart their new year. Jack Davies is back to preview all the action that will take place at Plain Ham.
Nickname – The Larks
Stadium – Plain Ham (27 miles)
Founded – 1914
Manager – Ollie Price
Star man – Kye Simpson
Last season – 11th
Last match – 2-2 draw to Frome
Fun fact – They’ve reached the 5th round of the FA Vase 3 times
Larkhall took a while to get going this season but are starting to find form in the division. Former Farm man Kye Simpson has been a good addition, mainly fueled by attacking skipper Brad Norris. Former Farm men also include Dawid Regula and tough-tackling defender Sam Boulton.
It’s been a difficult start to life in the 2022/23 Southern League season for Lee Lashenko’s Bristol Manor Farm, but it’s been shown that they have the ability to beat any side on their day. The young forward Evander Grubb and fullback Mason Winter both seem to have recovered from their injuries, which could lead to Lashenko naming the two Farmers back in the matchday squad.
With Exmouth in the win column, Farm was looking to push on over the Christmas break, but their last two matches ended in defeat against Paulton and Slimbridge. The Farmers started brightly against the latter, but officiating controversies took over, including a harsh dismissal for Frankie Artus in the second half. Larkhall battled back superbly to earn a draw at Frome last week and have 2 wins in the 4 games previously.