Clevedon Town go out of the FA Cup to Bristol Manor Farm in valiant display
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Bristol Manor Farm produced a five-star display as they moved into the next round of the FA Cup after defeating 10 men Clevedon Town in a seven goal thriller at the Everyone Active Hand Stadium today (Saturday).
George King opened the scoring with a well taken penalty before Lewis Bamford equalised moments later from Ashley Kington's corner.
Joseph McLennan put the visitors ahead early in the second half, before Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist doubled their lead with a well taken goal.
King got his second before further goals from Joseph Tumelty and Mason Winter saw The Farm progress into the next round.
On a hot summers day with temperatures close to 30 degrees, Micky Bell's men started well and Elliot Nicholson won the hosts a early penalty and King stepped up to smash the ball past Ben John to give the underdogs hope.
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However the visitors won themselves a corner moments later and Kingdon's delivery found the head of Bamford at the back post and he powered it home to equalise.
King went close to restoring The Seasiders lead after his effort struck John's near post from 15 yards before half time.
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And it was the Southern League Division One South side who made it 2-1 when McLennan scored seconds into the second half.
Things went bad to worse as Zach Drew was sent off for the hosts for a foul on Steve Kingdon before Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist added a third.
Substitute Leigh-Gilchrist picked the ball up around the edge of the area and fired low into the far corner to double his side's advantage.
But the Western League Premier Division side halved the scores minutes later after King, with his second, was left with an easy tap in from Ben Griffith's ball across goal.
But Lee Lashenko's men who added two late goals to add gloss to the scoreline.
Tumelty finished well after finding himself one on with Creed, before placing it into the back of the net.
And after substitute Jordan Rogers played in Winters, the left back ice cool finish into the far bottom right hand corner to make it 5-2 and send the visitors through.