On Hallows’ eve, Bristol Manor Farm travel to Highworth Town on Saturday afternoon looking to bounce back from their 2-0 home defeat against Bideford Town. Here is all the information you need ahead of the Farmers 13th league fixture.
Looking to build on their away victory away to Paulton, a rather disappointing home performance from the Farm saw Sean Joyce’s Bideford claim all three points at The Creek last weekend. Goals midway inside each half from Rubin Wilson and Matty Buchan ended a seven match losing streak for the Robins, and condemning the Farm to their third league defeat of the season. The Portwaymen, however, remain inside the play-off positions in sixth place after 12 matches.
As for our opponents, Highworth currently sit one place behind Manor Farm in the table winning an impressive six matches form their first nine games. Manor Farm’s Owen Howe still leads the division’s top scoring charts, but Highworth’s Felipe Barcelos has also made a strong start to the season with seven goals to his name.
Last weekend The Worthians were also defeated, losing 1-0 away to Larkhall Athletic at Plain Ham.
The Elms, Highworth, Swindon, Wilts, SN6 7DD
The club was established in 1893. In 1909–10 they won the Advertiser Cup and the Swindon Junior Cup. Three years later the Advertiser Cup was won for a second time.
They went on to dominate the league in the 1960s, winning the Premier Division title in 1960–61, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1966–67 and 1967–68. They also won the Wiltshire Senior Cup for the first time in 1963–64. The club then joined the Wiltshire Combination, finishing as Division Two runners-up in 1970–71, earning promotion to the Premier Division.
In 1976 the Combination merged with the Wiltshire League to form the Wiltshire County League, with Highworth becoming members of Senior Division One.
The 2014–15 season saw the club reach the semi-finals of the FA Vase, eventually losing 3–0 on aggregate to North Shields. After finishing third in the Premier Division in 2017–18, they were promoted to Division One South of the Southern League.