Oldland Res 5 Bristol Manor Farm Res 3
Oldland Reserves recovered from a shaky start last night to come from behind twice and overcome Bristol Manor Farm Reserves at Castle Road
The victory sees them now joint top of Bristol Premier Combination Division One with newcomers Stapleton on 10 points, one ahead of Saturday's opponents Seymour United. This weekend's home clash with Seymour should be a cracker.
Starting with Olly Fowler in goal and giving game time to Jack Metcalf and Reece John in midfield, Oldland started well and then from nowhere conceded a goal on 4 minutes. A hopeful long cross caused confusion between the keeper and Jordan Richards with an oncoming Manor Farm forward able to nip between and loop a header over them and into the net. O's equalised fairly quickly afterwards however, a fantastic turn and Strictly-esque pirouette inside the box by Gary, sorry George Twose saw him tripped and Mike Bristow put the penalty away low and firmly to the keeprs right.
Unfortunately Farm came back into it and a low long drive somehow hit the inside of the post and flipped into the net before Mike Bristow despatched another penalty, this time high and hard down the middle and whilst I was getting a cup of tea, Farm scored twice again, The O's were 3-2 down at the break.
Your intrepid reporter couldn't face the second half as the car park was busier than The Portway after an M5 crash and The Apprentice was on at nine so I nipped away. From what I hear though it was decent and further goals from Louis Rostron (2) and skipper Jason Worlock secured a 5-3 victory.
Well done boys!