After a scintillating 3-1 victory over Paulton Rovers last weekend, Bristol Manor Farm return to The Creek on Saturday afternoon to face Sean Joyce’s Bideford AFC.
Two penalties from Owen Howe and a composed finish from Lloyd Mills made certain that the Farm would take the all important three points home. In addition to the fantastic result, forward Owen Howe extended his gap at the top of the division’s top scorer charts to 12 (14 in all comps). We would also like to wish Howe a very happy birthday, as the striker turned 27 on Thursday.
As for our opponents, Bideford sit in 17th position after 8 games with their only win coming against bottom side Barnstaple. The Devonshire outfit are currently on a seven match losing streak, and Joyce’s side will be determined to avoid another defeat when they travel to The Creek on Saturday. Bideford will be buoyed by the defensive acquisition of Torquay United defender Louis Slough. The aforementioned defender made a number of appearances for the Gulls throughout their pre-season campaign.
Supporters who are travelling to the match by public transport (Bus or Train) can qualify for the £5.00 concession price.
We are also pleased to announce that spectators can purchase tickets by cash or debit/credit card on the turnstiles. Ticket prices for Saturday’s match are as follows:
- Adults: £8
- Concessions: £5 (students, OAP’s, public transport ticket, NHS & Armed Forces)
- Under-16s: £2
- Under-12s: FREE
For supporters looking to make the fixture at The Creek on Saturday, visitors should remind themselves using our contact page HERE.
There are no COVID-19 restrictions for the match, however we urge that any supporters that have tested positive, or have symptoms, for COVID-19 must refrain from attending. You can familiarise yourself with our BMF Risk Assessment.
Bideford Town was established in the late 1890s and spent most of their history playing in the North Devon League. In 1947 the club was reformed as Bideford A.F.C., and joined Section A of the North Devon League. Although they finished bottom of the division, they remained in Section A for the 1948–49 season, which saw them finish sixth. At the end of the season they joined Division Three of the Western League, which they won at the first attempt, winning 19 of their 20 matches and drawing the other to earn promotion to Division Two. In 1951–52 they won Division Two, and were promoted to Division One.
Bideford dominated the Western League in the 2000s, winning the Premier Division in 2001–02, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06 and 2009–10, as well as the League Cup in 2001–02 and 2003–04. After continuously opting not to take promotion due to the increased travelling costs, in 2010 they were promoted to Division One South & West of the Southern League, which they went on to win in 2011–12.