This Saturday, Bristol Manor Farm host Evesham United at The Creek as the Portwaymen search for their third consecutive league victory. Here is all the information ahead of the fixture.
Buoyed by their previous two away results, Bristol Manor Farm return to The Creek full of confidence ahead of matchday 23 in the Southern League Division One South. It’s not just the goals scored that’s helped the Farmers in recent weeks, but the defensive performances too; Five clean sheets in their last six matches has played a huge part in the upturn of results for Manager Lee Lashenko’s side.
It’s been a strong season for the Farm’s visitors, especially in recent weeks who have won four matches from their last six marches in the Southern League. In addition to changing Managers midway through the season, the Robins have bolstered their ranks including new signing Steve Bayeke from National South side Chippenham Town.
In the reverse fixture on Saturday 18th September, the Farmers clawed their way to a score draw at the Spires & Hartwell Jubilee stadium, thanks to a late Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist strike. Supporters who attending the fixture will remember the tenacity from Farm U18’s player Luco Ponsillo, who assisted Leigh-Gilchrist within minutes of coming on.
Manager Lashenko spoke to the media ahead of Saturday’s fixture.
“Evesham is another massive club to come to The Creek, and we’ve been working hard to make sure we’re ready for the game,” Lashenko said.
“After last week’s match, the players had two good sessions on Tuesday and Thursday, and we’re fully motivated for Saturday.
“We’ve had lots to digest over the past couple of days, but I believe this will only motivate my players further. We’re all fighting for the same end goal. There’s 14 matches left to make this the most successful season in Bristol Manor Farm’s history,” Lashenko expressed.
We are 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 afternoon, visitors should remind themselves using our contact page HERE.
There are no COVID-19 restrictions for Saturday’s match, however we urge that any supporters that have tested positive, or have symptoms, for COVID must refrain from attending. You can familiarise yourself with our BMF Risk Assessment.
Evesham United FC was founded shortly after World War II by returning servicemen, replacing the town’s earlier club Evesham Town, who had reached the FA Amateur Cup final in 1923.
The new club started life in the Worcester League before switching to the Worcestershire Combination in 1951, winning the league title in their second season in the league. After a second title win in 1955 they switched to the Birmingham & District League where they were coached by former Coventry City captain Charlie Timmins during the 1960–61 season.
In 1962 the club left the Birmingham League and, after a short spell in the Warwickshire League, rejoined the Worcestershire Combination, which was renamed the Midland Combination soon afterwards, and in which they were to remain until 1992.
During this time they claimed three more league titles, after the last of which they stepped up to the Southern League. In the 2004–05 season former Coventry City player David Busst led them to promotion to the Premier Division but the club was relegated straight back down after just one season.
In 2008 the club reached the FA Cup first round for the first time. They eventually lost 2–0 away to Torquay United. Earlier in the competition they defeated Rushden and Diamonds of the Conference 2–0 with a brace from Danny Scheppel.