Home Match vs Bristol Manor Farm FC (TWLPD)


Saturday 8 October 2011


Toolstation Western League Premier Division 2011/12


Sherborne Town 1st


0-3 (Home Defeat)

Match Report


Despite a valiant effort from the Sherbs, they couldn't prevent themselves from losing to a decent Bristol Manor Farm side.

Manager, Mickey Spencer said: ''We had over ten first team players out injured and this was a major setback for us. The lads that played, many of which have been forced in because of the injuries, put in a good effort but we came up against a side that are having an impressive start to the season.''

Sherborne Town could have taken the lead in the first minute but for the ball not finding its way into the net.

After a sloppy start for both teams, Bristol Manor Farm had their first real effort on goal; an overhead kick attempt from inside the box which was tipped over by the Sherborne keeper.

The visitors continued to put pressure on the Sherborne backline and they saw an effort flash wide of the goal after 16 minutes.

After 22 minutes on the clock, the visitors were rewarded for their attacking presence when their attacker found the roof of the net with a fine finish.

After a few more efforts from the visitors, the half time whistle went.

The second half saw Sherborne constantly use Harry Montacute’s long throw as a threat to the BMF goalmouth. And at times it made the visitors work and defend for their lives but for Sherborne it was constantly missing that final touch.

On 58 minutes, Sherborne’s Nick Jacobs saw his header tipped over the bar before Jordan Butler came off the bench to give Sherborne a different sense of attacking threat.

BMF doubled their advantage after 65 minutes and put the game out of sight after 77 minutes when their attacker found the bottom left corner with his placed shot.

Mark Lawrence came close to grabbing a consolation for Sherborne with his effort falling straight into the keeper’s gloves.

Spencer added: ''They (BMF) were worthy of there three goals but take nothing away from our goalkeeper, Mike Kneish who came in for his first start.''

Sherborne Town Line Up: Mike Kneish, Jason Bond, Kyle Chesterman, Jack Baker, Steve Teylor, Mark Lawrence, Jack Burnett (Jordan Butler 63), Harry Montacute (C), Jack Dalziel, Matt Morley, Nick Jacobs (Jake Hobbs 80).