This Saturday, Bristol Manor Farm host Frome Town at The Creek for a top of the table clash in The Southern League Division One South. Here is all the information ahead of the big fixture.
It was the tale of two headers last weekend as Lee Lashenko’s Bristol Manor Farm defeated play-off rivals Highworth Town at The Elm Stadium 2-1, courtesy of Owen Howe and Mike Bryant. The first came from a delicious whipped cross from forward Ben Bament, which Howe calmly dispatched. The second was added in similar fashion, Mason Winter’s cross was met by the advancing Bryant who buried his header into the Highworth net. Farm were unable to keep a clean sheet however as Highworth scored a consolation goal in the final few minutes.
As for our opponents, Frome Town have enjoyed a blistering start to the season as they sit at the top of the table. The Robins have won eight matches so far, including a monstrous 9-2 victory against struggling Barnstaple Town last time out – making a fifth straight victory in all competitions.
The Robins also enjoyed cup success against National League South side Oxford City, winning 2-1 at Badgers Hill.
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.
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.