Bristol Manor Farm turn their attention to a home tie against Willand Rovers at 3pm on Saturday afternoon. Here is all the match preview, ticket and travel information ahead of Match day 30.
Since the Farm’s narrow defeat at Bideford last month, Manager Lee Lashenko’s side have started another unbeaten run – collecting four points from their last two matches. With the Farm occupying the final play-off position, Saturday’s match will be another real test of character for the players as we attempt to achieve our highest league position.
Mason Winter returns to the matchday squad once again following a swift recovery from a knee injury, whilst new signing Kye Simpson is available for selection following his transfer from rivals Mangotsfield United last Friday. Long-standing defender Jamie Turner remains absent following his meniscus tear, however we want to congratulate JT on his engagement to his partner last week!
Farm supporters will remember a hard-fought victory against the Devon All-Whites earlier on this season, with Lashenko’s side coming away from the match as 1-2 winners. Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist opened the scoring, followed by an Owen Howe penalty which was enough to secure the Farm’s first away victory of the season.
Since that match in September, Willand sit in 13th position with nine wins, five draws and 13 losses from 26 matches. The Rovers will certainly be hoping they can return to winning ways following back-to-back defea ts against Larkhall Athletic and AFC Totton. That being said, 2022 got off to a perfect start for Willand who scored seven goals and won their first two matches of the year.
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 (Over-65’s / Public Transport Ticket / NHS, Armed Forces & Student ID Card Holders)
- Under-16s: £2
- Under-12s: FREE
For more information, please see our 2021/22 Ticket Prices page HERE, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.