Bristol Manor Farm travel to play-off hopefuls Melksham Town this weekend, as the Portwaymen search for a victory which would turn their victories tally into double figures. Here is all the information ahead of the Farm’s next match.
For the first time this year, Manager Lee Lashenko’s Portwaymen will step out onto the pitch following a 19 day break from competitive action, after last weekend’s match fell victim to poor weather in the South-West. With 15 games left in the Southern League Division One South, Saturday’s match could well be a play-off ‘six-pointer’ against Richard Fey’s Melksham who sit just three points behind the Farmers with a game in hand. Manager Lashenko will will also hope for a better performance against Town after their 1-3 defeat at The Creek last September.
One familiar face from the Melksham side is former Farm winger Kyle Tooze, who only recently departed The Creek just before the New Year. It was a dream start to life at Town for Tooze, who opened his account by scoring in their 3-3 thriller away to Frome. Despite that battling performance in Somerset, it’s been a tough month for Town who have picked up just one point from a possible 12 in their last four matches.
Speaking ahead of the fixture, Lashenko commented: “Melksham is another side very much like ourselves. They too are fighting for a place in the play-offs, and we know we need to be at it from the first minute.
“In my opinion they’ve got the best surface and the best facilities in the division. We’re very much looking forward to the game and facing up against Richard Fey’s side,” said Lashenko.
We will be running a minibus to Melksham Town on Saturday afternoon, departing The Creek at 1pm. Tickets are priced at £5 per person, but please contact Club Secretary Rachael on 07767 633549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to avoid missing out.
Alternatively, here is Melksham Town’s stadium information:
Oakfield Stadium, Eastern Way, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 7GU
Melksham Town Football Club is a football club based in Melksham, Wiltshire, England – founded as Melksham Football Club in 1876.
Melksham won the Wiltshire Senior Cup in 2012–13 and 2013–14, before winning the Western League Premier Division title in 2014–15. However, delays to making ground improvements meant that they were denied promotion. The following season saw the club win the Senior Cup again. The club were runners-up in the Premier Division in 2017–18, earning promotion to Division One West of the Southern League.