Andover 2   Frome Town 2 Cook (37) Hulbert (35 pen) Sadler (67) Allison (76) Crowd: 147 Man of the Match: Alex Lapham Frome Town gained their first away points and goals of the season as they came from behind to draw with Andover and continue unbeaten under new manager Darren Perrin. After three weekends without a game, the large travelling contingent gathered in anticipation to watch some first team football after what had seemed like an eternity. Frome were very glad to welcome Jamie Cheeseman back from injury and he played in his accustomed position at centre back alongside new signing Eric Laburieux, with Steve Hunt slotting in at right back in place of Matt Peters who is still recovering from flu. On a hard, bumpy pitch, Frome elected to play up the gentle slope in the first half, and were the first to show in the 2nd minute as Hulbert burst through, but his right foot shot went wide of the far post. Andover then took charge for the first 20 minutes, and played most the game in the Frome half, with Jones doing well to save low from an Andover corner in the 14th minute. At this stage, Andover seemed quicker to the ball and stronger in the tackle and in the air, but Frome started to get their act together after about 20 minutes and started to compete in midfield and put attacks together. Hulbert beat the offside trap in the 30th minute, but his lob over the keeper rolled well wide of the far post. A right wing Frome attack in the 35th minute led to the opening goal as Allison rolled a ball into the Andover penalty area for Hunt to run on to, but he was tripped before he reached the ball and Hulbert calmly dispatched the penalty to give Frome the lead.   The lead did not last long though, and an well taken Andover right wing free kick two minutes later was headed home by Cook from 12 yards, with Jones getting a hand to the ball, but not managing to prevent it crossing the line. Frome went close in the 43rd minute as a rare "contested drop ball" was won by Frome allowing Minnis a clear run on goal, but the shot went wide of the goal. With a right wing cross by Andover landing on top of the Frome goal on the stroke of half time, the 1-1 score was just about a true reflection of the half. The second half started with Frome playing down the slight slope and the low Autumn sun beginning to cause problems for the Andover defenders. Good work on the right wing by Allison in the 51st minute led to a Minnis shot that was well saved, Laburieux went close in the 62nd minute as he just managed to poke the ball over the bar after a dangerous Lapham corner. At this stage, Frome were having most of the possession and territory, but they went behind in the 67th minute as a left wing Andover break was slid into touch by Laburieux, but the throw in was taken very quickly before he could really recover position, the ball was worked quickly across the Frome area and driven home at the far post by Andover defender Sadler who had covered a lot of ground very quickly to get into that position. Allison went close with a header in the 68th minute, but he saved his side a minute later as an Andover corner resulted in a screaming shot that he managed to head off the line, upwards onto the underside of the crossbar and out to safety.  An Andover goal at that stage would probably have won the match, but Frome equalised in the 76th minute as Lapham produced a moment of genius to find space and produce a perfectly weighted through ball between the central defenders, allowing Allison to run onto the ball and score with a very well hit low shot across the face of the goal into the far corner. Once again, Frome looked vulnerable just after scoring, and only the save of the match from Jones kept the scores level a minute later as he just managed to get fingertips to a Andover shot that was destined for the top far corner. Frome almost won the match in bizarre fashion in the 92nd minute as an Andover defender headed the ball back towards his own goal, and it seemed certain to roll slowly into the unguarded net until a fellow defender performed miracles to clear the ball just before it rolled in. In summary, a draw was probably a fair result, though either side could have snatched the game in the last few minutes. Alex Lapham was chosen as Frome's Man of the Match for a performance that seemed to be at the heart of every Frome attack.   Frome Town Players Daffyd Jones Steve Hunt (88) Greg Lake Eric Laburieux Jamie Cheeseman Iain Carr Alex Lapham Sim Allison Matt Minnis (68) Ricky Hulbert (72) Joe Gomes Sean Percival (72) Ashley Clarke (88) T Piotrowski (68) Mike Kilgour None  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 Andover  Players Dave Tasker Jason Sangha Adam Gatcum Robbie Sadler Jon Richardson Bobby Swayne Mark Keogh Kyle Swayne Mark James Sean Cook M CZastra Joe Wright J Cottrell Callum Nichols M Harris P Andrews  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 Frome Town Management Darren Perrin Derek Graham Mike Clarke Shaun Baker Mike Kilgour   M A P K C Match Officials M Eva C Hopkins P Andrews   R A A Zamaretto League Match Reports Abingdon (H) AFC Totton (A) Mangotsfield Utd (A) Thatcham Town (H) VTFC (A) North Leigh (H) Andover (A) Bracknell (A) AFC Hayes (H) Bridgwater (A) Cirencester (H) Andover (H) Bishops Cleeve (H) Windsor & Eton (A) Uxbridge (A) Yate Town (H) Hungerford Town (A) Cinderford Town (H) Gosport Borough (A) Bedfont Green (A) Paulton Rovers (H) AFC Hayes (A) Bracknell Town (H) Uxbridge (H) Cirencester (A) Taunton Town (A) Bridgwater (H) Windsor&Eton (H) Abingdon (A) AFC Totton (H) North Leigh (A) Thatcham Town (A) VTFC (H) Mangotsfield (H) Bedfont Green (H) Bishops Cleeve (A) Paulton Rovers (A) Cinderford (A) Hungerford Town (H) Taunton Town (H) Yate Town (A) Gosport Borough (H) FA Cup  Hamworthy (A) FA Trophy Chippenham (A) Red Insure Cup Clevedon Town (A) Som Prem Cup Weston s Mare (H) Bridgwater (H)