Willand Rovers 2 Bristol Manor Farm 1

Farm were denied a last second penalty as Willands late winner sends them crashing out of the FA Trophy.

Farm started much the better side, the lively Dan Spencer carrying most of the fight and it was him who had the games first chance, fashioning his own space but lashing over the bar. Lewis Bamford was next to try his luck, exchanging neat passes with Ashmead but his near post effort found the side netting. Lucas Vowles sadly pulled up after a quarter of the game but not before he collected an aerial ball beautifully before only being able to drag the ball wide. It took the home side half an hour to get into the game, an inch denied them the opener with this first attempt, Jack Rice with a superb effort that crashed off the very inside of the post with Farm keeper Luc Rees well beaten. Despite a superb recovery tackle by Steve Kingdon denying Willand their next chance, they would eventually lead against the run of the play a few minutes after Alfie Moulden finished well after his first shot was blocked.

Spencer, like the first was involved in Farms first second half chance, collecting from the probing run of Leigh-Gilchrist but only able to slice his shot narrowly over. Leigh-Gilchrist was now operating more centrally and looking much more threatening. He played a superb pass out to Bamford, who returned the favour but it was over once more. Then Leigh-Gilchrist was on set piece duties, his superb corner found Kingdon whose near post header was brilliantly saved, but the pressure would tell, another perfect corner delivery found the unmarked Bamford who headed home with the keeper stranded. His other dead ball party piece was direct free kicks, his wonderful curler had the keeper routed but the ball cannoned off the post. Farm kept coming but Willand nearly retook the lead on the counter. Mani Skett evaded the offside calls but his lofted header was hacked from the line by Jamie Turner. Spencer, in keeping with his tried and tested cut in and shoot method, his latter unfortunately found the high street. The game had settled with neither creating meaningful chances, home sub David Steel finding Luc Rees before a scramble deep in Farm territory eventually fell to Douglas Camello who finished at the death. Farm would have a couple more chances to force another penalty shootout but Mike Searle saved well before a wide free kick was flapped at by Searle but Jamie Turner somehow fired over. Farm would be robbed of a chance to equalise in the last minute, a beautiful cross was punched away from goal by a defender and the referee somehow waved play on and Willand were through.