For the first time in over nine months, Lee Lashenko’s Manor Farm return to league action when they travel to Cirencester Town on Saturday afternoon. Former Farm player, Jamie Adams, scored twice from the penalty spot to secure a 2-1 victory over Thatcham Town, and 283 days later Lashenko’s side will be hoping to kickstart their new campaign with a victory.
Off the field, It’s certainly been a summer to remember for the Portwaymen with the club bolstering its ranks with six new faces including Josh Ford, Owen Howe, Jamie Short, Theo Llewellyn, Ben Bament, and Luc Noble. The squad have enjoyed a competitive pre-season campaign with admirable performances against Barry Town United and Merthyr Town, as well as victories over Bishop Sutton, Avonmouth and Bodmin.
The Centurions were flying high in the division last season, winning their previous five fixtures in the season – including a 6-1 rout over Paulton Rovers in November 2020. Lashenko will be hopeful that his new-look Farm side can change their form against the Gloucestershire-based club having lost their last three competitive matches.
For all supporters looking to make the trip on Saturday, here is the following stadium information:
Cirencester Town Football Club
Kingshill Ln, Cirencester GL7 1HS
How to find The Corinium: http://www.cirentownfc.com/find-us/
Cirencester Town Football Club is a football club based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England. Affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA, the club is currently a member of the Southern League Division One South and play at the Corinium Stadium.
The Centurions were relegated from the Southern League Division One South in 2007-08 and then promoted in 2009-10 after finishing fifth and winning the promotion play-offs, beating AFC Totton 3-2 in the semi-final and Bridgwater Town 4-3 in the final.
They were relegated again at the end of the 2011–12 season after finishing bottom of the Premier Division but returned to the division after winning Division One South & West in 2013–14.
They won the Gloucestershire Senior Cup again in 2014–15, beating Shortwood United in the final.
In 2018–19 the club were runners-up in Division One South, qualifying for the promotion play-offs. However, they lost 2–1 to Cinderford Town in the semi-finals.
Here is the Farm’s Southern League Division One South fixture list for the 2021/22 season. Fixtures are subject to change.