After a thrilling 3-3 score draw against Hellenic Premier opponents Westfields on Saturday, the Farm quickly jump back into action against Bishops Sutton at 7:30 pm this evening. We are still awaiting confirmation from Bishops Sutton as to whether the club will be charging supporters upon entry. Keep an eye out across our social media channels for more information.
𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐞-𝐒𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐲 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 🚨
Another pre-season fixture has been added to our summer schedule, as Bristol Manor Farm travel to Western League Division One side @BishopSuttonAFC on Tuesday night ⚽️
— Bristol Manor Farm (@ManorFarmFC) July 18, 2021
The original Bishop Sutton football club was established in the 1900s but folded during the war. The modern club was established in 1977 as an under-12 team and joined the Woodspring and District League. As the team aged, they progressed to under-16 football, before joining the Bristol & Avon League. In 1980–81 the club won the Somerset Junior Cup.
In 1983 Bishop Sutton moved up to the Somerset County League, joining Division One. They were Division One champions at the first attempt, earning promotion to the Premier Division. The club finished as runners-up in the Premier Division in 1989–90, and after finishing fourth the following season, they were accepted into Division One of the Western League.
In 1997–98 the club won Division One and were promoted to the Premier Division. Despite finishing second-from-bottom of the league in 2006–07, they were not relegated and went on to win the Premier Division title in 2012–13. However, the club had not applied for promotion to the Southern League, and so remained in the Premier Division.
However, after Bishop Sutton won the league, manager Lee Lashenko resigned. The club subsequently finished in the bottom three of the Premier Division in 2013–14 and then finished bottom of the division the following season, resulting in relegation to Division One. They went on to finish bottom of Division One 2015–16 but were not relegated.