This Saturday, Lee Lashenko’s Bristol Manor Farm will be looking to build on their impressive 3-0 victory over rivals Mangotsfield when Willand Rovers head to The Creek. Here is all the information you will need to know ahead of the Farm’s latest fixture.
After a goalless draw with Cinderford Town, the Farm needed a positive result away to Mangotsfield United to stay in contention with the play-off positions – and their performance certainly warranted that. Goals from Aron Robbins, Jayden Nielsen, and Jake Gosling secured a 3-0 victory to mark the club’s ninth win in the Southern League Division One South this season.
The last time we faced Rovers was on Wednesday, 15 Sept 2021 at the Stan Robinson Stadium, with the match ending in a 2-1 victory for Lashenko’s Farmers. Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist opened the scoring for the Farm after just four minutes, and Owen Howe then added the second from the spot midway through the half.
As for our opponents, it’s been a mixed bag of results for the Devon All-Whites who sit comfortably in mid table with 25 points. Last time out, Willand brushed aside Bideford AFC to deny a fourth straight defeat in the league. Most notably, Russell Jee’s side thrashed Southern League Premier South outfit Tiverton 5-1 to progress in the League Challenge Cup.
We are pleased to announce that spectators can purchase tickets by cash or debit/credit card on the turnstiles. Ticket prices for Saturday’s match are as follows:
- Adults: £8
- Concessions: £5 (students, OAP’s, public transport ticket, NHS & Armed Forces)
- Under-16s: £2
- Under-12s: FREE
For supporters looking to make the fixture at the Creek on Saturday afternoon, visitors should remind themselves using our contact page HERE.
There are no COVID-19 restrictions for Saturday’s match, however we urge that any supporters that have tested positive, or have symptoms, for COVID must refrain from attending. You can familiarise yourself with our BMF Risk Assessment.
Willand Rovers Football Club was formed in 1946, after the financial collapse of Willand Wanderers FC, (formed in 1907), during the Second World War.
The club moved to their present home of The Stan Robinson Stadium, in the 1950s and were playing in the Devon and Exeter Football League.
The club in 1990 was relegated to the Senior Division of the Devon and Exeter Football League as their ground was not considered up to the standard of the premier division. However, the club went back to the premier division for the 1991–92 season.
For the start of the 1992–93 season they were among the founder members of the Devon League; They went on to win the winning that league twice before gaining promotion to the Western League Division One in 2001.
They won the Western League Division One title in 2004–05, earning another promotion to the Western League Premier Division where they have finished in the top six during each of their seasons at that level.
Willand Rovers made it to the Les Phillips Cup Final in 2006, losing to Corsham Town, but went one better in 2007, winning the Cup after a final against Welton Rovers. They reached the Fifth Round of the FA Vase in 2009–10.