This weekend, Bristol Manor Farm AFC travel to Paulton Rovers to conclude the two sides’ trilogy of fixtures in recent weeks. Paulton have enjoyed all of the success so far, knocking Manor Farm out of the Southern League Challenge Cup and FA Trophy respectively. Here is all the information ahead of the fixture at Winterfield Road.
The Portwaymen will be buoyed by the return of form shown by Owen Howe, following his short term absence from the team last month. Howe has contributed three goals in the Farm’s last two fixtures against Paulton and is confident that he can continue his strong goalscoring form heading into Saturday.
“It’s never ideal missing games during the season,” Howe began. “But I had a wedding booked before I returned to the club – which couldn’t be helped!”
“I was buzzing to get back playing, and it took a couple games for me to get back to how I felt before. I’m feeling good at the minute, and the goals are back – so hopefully they can continue,” Howe said.
The Portwaymen currently sit in 3rd place in the Southern League Division One South, but Howe believes that there’s still more to come from his side.
“I think as a team we need to believe we can actually do something this season,” said Howe.
“We are a bit stop, start at the moment, and you need to build consistency if you are to have a successful season.
“I think the quality is there for everyone to see, but it’s just the working hard off the ball as a team we need to improve on. Once we’ve tackled that, I think we will be nearly there,” Howe finished.
For supporters looking to make the trip to Paulton, here is the following stadium information:
Tickets are now on sale from the club house bar – Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to 10 pm
Friday from 4:30 until 10 pm (The club is introducing early opening at 4-00 pm from this Friday)
Saturday from Noon up to kick off.
Supporters are asked to collect tickets in advance to avoid queues.
- Adults: £9
- Concessions: £7
- Under-18’s: £3
- U12’s FREE with accompanying adult
For more information, please visit the Paulton Rovers website: https://www.paultonrovers.co.uk
Paulton Rovers Football Club is an English football club based at the Athletic Field on Winterfield Road in the growing village of Paulton near Bristol.
Paulton Rovers their first played competitive football in the Western Football League, which they joined in 1900 until 1904 rejoined 1905 to 1924 then 1925 to 1926 and again in 1929.
Paulton Rovers had reached the Division One South and West play-off semi-finals in 2006–07 losing 1–4 at home to Taunton Town and in 2012–13 losing 4–2 after extra time to Hungerford Town
Having defeated Chippenham Town 3–0 at home in the 4th qualifying round of the 2009–10 FA Cup, Paulton were drawn at home against League One team Norwich City, which was televised on ITV1, making it Paulton’s first live televised football match. They lost the match 7–0. The official match attendance was 2,070.
Currently, Paulton are managed by John Rendell and continue to play their home matches at the Athletic Field.