This Saturday, Bristol Manor Farm head south down the M5 for their crunch match against Devonshire outfit Plymouth Parkway. Here is all the information ahead of the Farm’s away fixture.
The Portwaymen stretched their strong vein of form to three wins against Evesham, but Manager Lee Lashenko’s side are fully aware of the difficult task at hand when we head to Bolitho Park.
Earlier this week, we caught up with the boss ahead of Saturday’s match.
“They (Plymouth Parkway) are the in-form team in the division, and produced another strong performance in midweek. We know it will be tough, but I’m going to sound like a broken record – these players are absolutely buzzing at the minute, and they will go to Plymouth full of confidence,” Lashenko expressed.
You can read our latest interview with Manager Lashenko HERE.
It’s been a breathtaking season for the Farm’s opponents so far, and there’s plenty of twists and turns left in this Southern League Division One South season. The Parkway sit just behind the Farmers in 8th position, four points off with five games in hand. Despite playing a number of cup matches, Saturday’s hosts are very much in the promotion hunt with 35 points to their name. Lee Hobbs’ side made it to the Buildbase FA Trophy fourth round, but we’re knocked out of the competition by two late Spenymoor Town goals.
In the reverse fixture on Saturday 28th September, the Farmers produced one of the greatest comebacks seen at The Creek in the last few years. 2-0 down inside the opening 20 minutes, Manor Farm completed the comeback with goals from Owen Howe, Jamie Short, and Kyle Tooze – winning the match 4-2.
For supporters looking to make the trip down, here is the stadium address for Bolitho Park.
Bolitho Park, St Peters Rd, Plymouth PL5 3JG
We are running a supporters coach down to Plymouth. Spaces are extremely limited, but please contact Club Secretary Rachael on 07767 633549 to avoid missing out.
The prices for Saturday’s match at Bolitho Park are as follows.
- Adults: £8
- Concessions: £6
- U16: £5
- U10: Free with adult
Plymouth Parkway Football Club is a football club based in Plymouth, Devon, England.
The club was originally formed by Stuart Cadmore in 1988 when a group of players left the youth team Plymouth Kolts and joined the Plymouth & District League in Division 4. In that same year, the club secured sponsorship from Exeter Airport, and as part of that deal, they changed their name to Ex-Air Flyers.
They were the first club in Plymouth to be sponsored from outside the city limits. The club colours of yellow and blue are from the colours of the airport logo and remain the same today.
In the 2006–07 season the club entered the FA Vase for the first time, making it to the second qualifying round in their first attempt.
A season later the club became founding members of the South West Peninsula League when the South Western Football League and the Devon County Football League merged.
In the summer of 2016, Parkway merged with Plymouth and West Devon Football League club Bar Sol Ona, whose team became the Parkway Reserves in the East Cornwall League. It is here where Parkway gets the design for their FC Barcelona-esque away kit from.