Bristol Manor Farm’s bank holiday double-header starts this Saturday with a trip to Larkhall Athletic for a 3pm kick-off. Off the back of the Farm’s FA Cup exit at Exmouth Town, Manager Lee Lashenko believes that the club can now concentrate all their efforts on making 2021/22 a successful campaign in the club’s history.
Speaking to the club, Lashenko commented: “Saturday’s game will be another tough test for us at the start of this season.
“Much like Cirencester, Larkhall will be another strong side that we will face, but I’m confident that we can put last week’s result to bed this Saturday,” said Lashenko.
“We’re not far from something special happening at Bristol Manor Farm Football Club.
“Both on and off the field, the management teams have been working hard to ensure that we can have the best chances to achieve our goals. Within reason, we will be taking a strong side to Larkhall and I can’t wait to see you all there to cheer us on,” Lashenko expressed.
Larkhall Athletic have already shown signs that they will be force to be reckoned with this season, collecting four points from their opening two league matches, including a score draw against Sholing and defeating Slimbridge 3-1 at Plain Ham.
We will post ticket information as soon as we have confirmation from our opponents.
For supporters looking to make the trip to Bath, here is the following stadium information:
Plain Ham, Charlcombe Ln, Bath BA1 8DJ
Larkhall Athletic Football Club dates from 1914. In 1951 the club regained access to its home at Plain Ham after it had been turned over to allotments during WWII. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength, achieving the status in 2004 as a Premier Club and in 2008 as an FA Charter Standard Community Club, the first club to achieve this recognition in Bath. This status was renewed in 2011 and 2014.
In 2015-16 the first team finished the season in the top half of the Southern League Division 1 South and West table, had another fine FA Cup run including taking Conference side Havant and Waterlooville to a replay, and reached the final of the Somerset FA Premier Cup for the first time in club history. Elsewhere, the Reserves just missed out on promotion to the Premier Division of the Somerset County Football League and the Ladies team capped a successful league season by retaining the Somerset FA Senior Cup for a second consecutive year.