Frome Town 1 Bridgwater 3 Hulbert (61) Young (9) & (31) Robinson (89) Crowd:303 Man of the Match: Tom Pass In this long awaited encounter in front of a good crowd, Frome Town were outplayed for most of the match by Bridgwater, with the  visitors retrurning home with all three points and a 3-1 victory.  With Frome's Greg Lake having moved to Gloucester during the week, Craig Fullam slotted into the left back slot with new signing Ben Osman lining up alongside Matt Peters in the centre of midfield and Mike Perrott partnering Mark Salter up front as a twin strike force. The match started with both teams evenly settling into the match, but it was Bridgwater who took the lead in the 9th minute. A free kick was chipped gently into the Frome area which found Young with his back to goal and closely marked by Henry, but the striker showed his experience by controlling the ball and finding a yard of space which allowed him to turn and toe poke the ball past Pass low into the far corner of the net from 12 yards out. Frome picked their game up a little, but Bridgwater always looked comfortable and dangerous on the break, and two shots that flew past the Frome post in the 14th and 15th minutes showed how easily they were creating chances. However, Frome produced their first chance of the game in the 21st minute as Perrott and Slater combined well to allow Salter a shot on goal, and they very nearly equalised in the 22nd minute as Manley came out to save at Salter's feet, allowing Perrott to lob the ball over the keeper from 25 yards, but Villis had made good ground and was able to head the ball to safety from the goal line. Only a brilliant save from Pass denied Bridgwater a second goal in the 29th minute as good approach play allowed Young a clear shot from 12 yards out, but Pass managed to just push the ball round the far post with a save that left Young shaking his head with disbelief. Young was not to be denied, however, and his scored his second goal two minutes later as a looping ball was played back in from the right wing and the unmarked Young was able to pick his pot and slot the ball home easily from from 12 yards. Bridgwater were totally in control now, and with the Frome midfield strangely quiet, the space between the defence and the attack was filled by Bridgwater players who continuously looked to play the ball over the Frome defence into space. The tactic worked time and again, and three times they went close in the last fifteen minutes, with only another excellent save from Pass denying Young his hat trick in the 36th minute. Darren Perrin probably had one or two words to say at half time, and Frome came out looking much livelier, but they were caught out in the third minute, and only a good double save from Pass in the 48th minute denied Bridgwater their third goal. Pass again saved Frome in the 51st minute as he did well to push a 20 yard shot round the post, and it looked as if the second half was going to be a mirror of the first half with Frome on the back foot all the time. However, a double substitution by Frome in the 55th minute saw Salter and Osman go off, with Hulbert and Minnis coming on, and immediately the two strikers had an effect on the game as they started to harry the Bridgwater back four. The momentum changed in Frome's favour, the crowd started to get behind the side and it looked like it could be a different match, especially when, in the 61st minute, Cheeseman got up to flick a corner on and Hulbert volleyed home sweetly from 15 yards to make the score 2-1 to Bridgwater. At this point, Frome were starting to fly and the crowd were beginning to believe, but then Bridgwater took the heat out of the game with several injuries that required the services of the physio, broke the pattern of the game and made it very disjointed. Frome never really got going again, and with Minnis having to be substituted by Allison in the 75th minute, Bridgwater regained their grip on the midfield, stopped Frome playing and generally kept the ball with ease. With time running out, Bridgwater sealed the points in the 89th minute as Pass came out to punch a free kick clear, but the ball fell straight to Robinson who cleverly lobbed the ball into the unguarded net from 25 yards to send the visitors home with the victory and all three points. Frome now need to pick themselves up for the visit of unbeaten league leaders Windsor and Eton on Wednesday night. That promises to be a tough one. Frome's goalkeeper Tom Pass received his second successive man of the match award from Frome's vice chairman Terry Wolff, who also sponsored the match. Frome Town Players Tom Pass Mike Reaney Craig Fullam Callum Henry J Cheeseman Matt Peters Mike Perrott Luke Ballinger Mark Salter (55) Ben Osman (55) Ben Thomson Ricky Hulbert (55) Matt Minnis (55) Sim Allison (75) D Thompson Ashley Clarke  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 Bridgwater  Players Tom Manley Jamie Price Jamie Laird Justin Parker Matt Villis Matt Pitcher Graham Mercieca Andy Robinson Chris Young Brett Trowbrdige Natt Pepperall Lee Bailey Lewis Tasker Matt Beadle Stewart Orchard Marcus Duharty  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 L Swabey C Mann D Thompson   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) Frome's goalkeeper Tom Pass received his second successive man of the match award from Frome's vice chairman Terry Wolff, who also sponsored the match. Mascots Frome Town Sports Under 8s with the Captains and Match Officials before the match.