Lee Lashenko’s Bristol Manor Farm will look to make it five wins in a row when they travel to second-placed Frome Town this weekend. The win against Sholing last Saturday shows the Farm’s superb form since the turn of the year, with only two losses since November. Here is all the match preview, travel and ticket information ahead of the fixture.
A slight slip up against Bideford didn’t deter the Farmers from reminding the division why they’re in serious contention for promotion – collecting 16 points (W5, D1) from their previous six matches; and last Saturday’s victory added gloss in front of the jubilant Farmy Army.
Speaking to Official BMF TV after the match, Lashenko praised his sides ‘spirit and desire’ as Kye Simpson’s strike helped them on their way to what was a landmark victory.
“I don’t usually like to single players out, but I thought Ben Bament was excellent once again. He was playing like an advanced midfielder who worked, worked, and worked,” Lashenko said.
“We’re ready to go to another side who are desperate to get out of this division, and we know we need to be at the top of our game.
“When we brought Kye to the club, we knew what we were bringing to the table. Kye likes to score goals, and he’s proven that at a number of clubs. When we brought him in, we need that little bit extra – and he’s certainly given us that,” Lashenko expressed.
As for Saturday’s hosts, Frome will be hoping they can secure a positive result and move back to the top of the division – having just been knocked off by the in-form Plymouth Parkway. The Robins’ recent form has slightly dipped from their electric start to the new year, having won just twice in their last six matches in all competitions (W2,D3,L1). Last time out, Danny Greaves’ team defeated Willand Rovers on the road 2-1.
For supporters looking to make their way to Badgers Hill, here is the following travel information.
We will be running a supporters coach departing The Creek at 11am, with seats priced at £10 per person. Please contact Club Secretary, Rachael, on 07767 63354 or email@example.com to avoid missing out.
Frome Town AFC Ltd, Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2EH
Here is all the ticket information for Saturday’s match, courtesy of Frome Town FC. Alternatively, click HERE to purchase on Frome’s website.
09 Apr, 15:00
Badgers Hill, 48 Berkley Rd, Frome BA11 2EH, UK
- Adults: £10
- Concessions: £7
- Under-16’s: £2
- Student Ticket: £3.50
The club was founded in 1904, and started playing in the Wiltshire Premier League at their home ground of Badgers Hill. A few seasons later the club experienced success when they won the Somerset Senior League Championship in the 1906–07 season, followed by two more in 1908–09 and 1910–11 as well as winning the Wiltshire League Championship in the 1909–10 season. After the league successes the club made its debut in the FA cup in the 1911–12 season reaching the fifth qualifying round before losing 4–1 to Southport Central.
At the end of the 1999–00 season the club finished bottom of Division one but were spared relegation as the league was restructured that season. Two seasons later at the end of the 2001–02 campaign the club were Division One champions, and promoted back to the Premier Division. In the 2003–04 campaign the club gained media attention when they asked local white witch Titania Hardie, to help improve their home form as they struggled at Badgers Hill. The witch blamed the Decor of the changing rooms, and once the club changed them the team won eight of their nine remaining home games.
At the end of the 2008–09 season the club finished as runners-up in the Premier Division and this was enough to secure promotion to the Southern Football League in Division One South & West, as champions Bitton did not apply for promotion as their ground would not have passed the Southern League ground grading committee’s standards. The club also achieved cup success that season when they beat Paulton Rovers 3–1 to win the Somerset Premier Cup. In their second season in Division One South and West the club gained promotion to the Premier Division when they beat Sholing 1–0 in the play-off final, under the management of Darren Perrin.The club has since remained in the Premier Division of the Southern Football League.