Following Saturday’s pre-season defeat at the hands of Shepton Mallet, Bristol Manor Farm Football Club quickly return to action when they travel to Merthyr Town for their latest pre-season fixture.
For Manor Farm supporters looking to make the short trip across to Wales, listed below is the stadium address:
- Penydarren Park, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8RF
To help assist Merthyr with the NHS ‘Track and Trace’ programme, all supporters are urged to purchase their tickets in advance. To buy, please visit the following link: See Tickets – Merthyr Town -versus- Bristol Manor Farm Tickets | Tuesday, 27 Jul 2021 at 7:30 PM
Merthyr have advised that any supporters who have, or have symptoms for, COVID-19 are to refrain from attending tomorrow nights fixture. Further information regarding COVID-19 advice can be found HERE.
- General Admission £5.50
- Lyn Jones Grandstand £5.50
- Lyn Jones Grandstand (Concessions) £3.30
- General Concessions £3.30
Merthyr Town was founded in 1909 and played in the Football League from 1920 to 1930, but the club folded in 1934 and were replaced by new formed Merthyr Tydfil F.C.
In 2010, Merthyr Tydfil F.C. of the Southern Football League Premier Division were liquidated. The club was reformed under the name of Merthyr Town and consequently were required to drop three divisions to begin the 2010–11 season in the Western Football League Division One. The club was also forced to switch grounds and left Penydarren Park to take Rhiw Dda’r, the home of Taff’s Well A.F.C. as their new home ground. In their first season, they won Division One and were promoted to the Western League Premier Division.
The newly-promoted club once again called Penydarren Park home. Their first match back at their spiritual ground was a 1–9 defeat to Welsh Premier League side Llanelli in a pre-season friendly in July 2011. However Merthyr went on to secure a second consecutive championship and with it promotion to the Southern League.
On 6 April 2015, Merthyr Town were promoted back to the Southern League Premier Division only five years after being expelled, following a 9–0 home win against Bishops Cleeve. The club is fully owned by the supporters’ trust.
During the 2017-18 season, the Martyrs came into financial difficulties due to mismanagement of the club’s finances. This led to a team of youth players and office staff making up a squad of eleven to take on Chesham United in the league. The Martyrs lost 13-1 to Chesham United, which helped raise funds within a JustGiving page that was set up by the group of supporters at the football club.