Jake Brown stars as Wells City beat Bristol Manor Farm
MATCH REPORT: Bristol Manor Farm 0 Wells City 3
Wells City's chances of avoiding relegation from the Toolstation League Premier Division were given a huge lift yesterday as they recorded a stunning 3-0 success at Bristol Manor Farm.
The result reflected the performance of both sides, With Wells in total control apart from a 15-minute spell before half-time.
Manager Ray Johnston was forced to miss the match but Wells made light of his absence by flying out of the blocks. They had the ball in the back of the net after 15 minutes when Dan Hunt headed home a Nathan Lawton cross but the goal was ruled out for an infringement.
The visitors did not have to wait much longer to punish a lacklustre Bristol side, though, with Dan Hunt turning sharply in the penalty area before firing a fine shot into the far corner of the net.
A lengthy break while keeper Carl Crabtree received treatment for a head injury disrupted Wells' rhythm but the defence stayed solid to ensure their groggy number one was well protected during Manor Farm's best spell.
Wells again took command at the start of the second half and Hunt went close to doubling their advantage when he headed narrowly wide from a Brown cross.
The second goal finally arrived in the 52nd minute when man of the match Brown cut in from the right and curled a fine cross-shot into the far corner of the net.
Manor Farm never looked likely to recover from the deficit and found themselves 3-0 down on 77 minutes when Brown again broke through the right channel and drew the keeper before laying the ball off for Ryan Crowther to tap home.
Wells will now have to build on this performance when they travel to Hallen on Wednesday before entertaining Longwell Green Sports on Saturday (3pm).