First Team
Sat 23 Sep 2023
Bishops Cleeve FC
First Team
J Malshanskyj (5'), (75'), R Langworthy (61')
Bristol Manor Farm
Mitres make history with FA Trophy progression

Mitres make history with FA Trophy progression

Matthew Jones23 Sep 2023 - 16:19
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Bishop’s Cleeve made the 3rd Qualifying Round for the first time in their history with a win over Bristol Manor Farm who knocked Cleeve out of the FA Cup with a reverse scoreline of just a couple of weeks ago

Cleeve took the lead in the opening five minutes when James Sunley shrugged off a foul to slide Jay Malshanskyj in to covert calmly past Sethan Locke in the Bristol Manor Farm goal.

Toby Holland then whipped a dangerous cross across the goal which was cleared behind

The visitors had claims for a pen waved away when Evander Grubb went down in the box, it looked like he tripped himself but the question was whether Lewis Clayton had caused it when diving for the ball.

Clayton then had to produce a fine save from Owen Brain’s 25yd effort before Holland hit the crossbar on the turn.

The visitors then again nearly equalised with Jamie Adams forcing a diving save from Clayton

Ethan Dunbar then flicked a lobbed shot towards goal which was tipped over but there was to be no addition to the score before half time

The visitors started the second half better with Aron Robbins then Jayden Nielson shooting narrowly off target before Langworthy forced a good save from the legs of Locke

Langworthy then doubled Cleeve’s lead on the hour mark latching on to Holland’s crossfield pass, jinking past a couple of defender and firing into the back of the net.

Cleeve pressed to extend the lead even further when Blaine Waugh then saw his volley deflected over as he was left unmarked from a corner

Grubb then halved Cleeve’s lead after receiving the ball one on one and produced a nice outside foot finish

Cleeve then restored the two goal advantage when Langworthy, defended in his own box well before pinging a long pass up to Dunbar who then slid in Malshanskyj who had a tap in.

The visitors still looked threatening with Grubb’s effort from distance swerved high and wide but he did soon again halve the deficit as in stoppage time he found himself onside and one on one with Clayton and made no mistake but in the end it wasn’t enough and Cleeve progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy for the first time in their history

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