Manor Farm opened the scoring on 5 minutes through Kye Holly (0-1), who tapped in from 8 yards after a header from Dean Stamp was only knocked down by the keeper. Kidlington pressed for an equaliser and had their best chance, when a cross from down the Manor Farm left was volleyed over the bar from just inside the area. As the half wore on Kidlington began to dominate the game and created many opportunities to score, but couldn’t find the finish required. Just before the halftime time interval Kidlington had arguably their best chance to score, when a neat move ended in a shot by Lewis Coyle was smartly saved by Ashley Clarke down to his right.
5 minutes into the second half and Kidlington got their deserved equaliser when shot from the edge of the area by Darius Brown nestled into the bottom left hand corner (1-1). On 55 minutes Kidlington’s Lewis Coyle unleashed a fast dipping shot, which was tipped over the bar by Ashley Clarke. The resulting corner was headed over by Tommy Castle. As Kidlington pressed for the lead both Darius Browne and Eric Odhiambo forced Ashley Clarke into two sharp saves within the space of 5 minutes. Manor Farm nearly took the lead again when a smart through ball from Jordan Metters was poked wide by Troy Simpson. Kidlington took the lead after a Jordan Metters pass was intercepted by Tommy Castle who ran into the penalty area and squared it to the penalty spot, where Eric Odhiambo finished off the move (2-1). On 84 minutes Aron Robbins fouled Tommy Castle to concede a penalty, only for the penalty to be saved by Ashley Clarke with his feet. On the stroke of 90 minutes the ball was played into the Kidlington penalty box and after a scramble Lloyd Mills eventually poked the ball home to equalise for Manor Farm (2-2). Deep into added time a long ball over the top was mis-controlled by Sam Warrell and allowed Troy Simpson to place the ball into the back of the net to nick all three points for Manor Farm. Final score 2-3.
Star Man – (Ashley Clarke, Bristol Manor Farm)
|26th August 2017||15:00 PM||Southern League West||2017/18|
|Kidington Football Club|
|Yarnton Rd, Kidlington OX5 1UH, UK|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Bristol Manor Farm||1||3||3|