Bristol Manor Farm had to weather a first half storm by a free-flowing Kidlington side before Troy Simpson took a great opportunist’s goal ten minutes into the second half that secured 3 valuable points for his side.
Kidlington produced some sharp incisive play in the games opening 20 minutes with the impressive Darius Browne going close on two separate occasions. Lewis Coyle also shot just over from 12 yards on 36 minutes following a crisp attacking move down the left.
Ashley Clarke pulled off a smart stop for the home side on 40 minutes and star defender Jamie Turner made an excellent block to thwart Lance Williams a minute later.
Manor Farm took the lead on 54 minutes when Troy Simpson made a clever darting run to get on the end of a ball down the right channel and the Farm striker drilled a firm shot low past the keeper.
The Farm rearguard produced a disciplined, dogged display to keep their opponents out and the ground heaved a collective sigh of relief when Kidlington skipper Tom Franklin’s sizzling drive thundered off the crossbar in the 90th minute of a hard-fought, entertaining game.
STAR MAN (Stuart Tovey, Bristol Manor Farm)
|13th January 2018||15:00 PM||Southern League West||2017/18|
|96 Portway, Bristol BS9 2HS, UK|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals|
|Bristol Manor Farm||0||1||1|