Cirencester 1 Frome Town 0 Hoskin (47) Crowd:179 Man of the Match: Callum Henry Frome Town's long unbeaten run of nineteen matches under Darren Perrin came to an end at a cold and bleak Cirencester as they lost 1-0 to a goal scored just after half time. The last time these teams met, Frome took all three points with a last gasp winner from a hotly disputed penalty, and it was clear from the conversations before the match that Cirencester were looking to de-dress the balance, however it was Frome who very nearly took the lead in the 5th minute as a left wing corner was met by Henry and his header was only just cleared off the line by a defender on the far post. As the match settled, Cirencester started to get the better of the game and seemed quicker to the ball, leading to a dangerous move in the 10th minute that saw Brown bring a good save from Perrin low down to his left.  Brown was again involved 4 minutes later as he took the ball to the dead ball line before pulling back a cross that the unmarked Hoskin blasted over the bar from 15 yards out to the relief of the Frome defence. The next few minutes saw Cirencester go close on several occasions as Frome struggled to gain possession and mount attacks. A well struck stinging shot from Brown warmed up Perrin's hands in the 28th minute, and Frome managed their first shot on goal in the 36th minute as Perrott tested Bath in the home goal from long range. Reaney had to be on his toes in the 42nd minute as he managed to clear a dangerous low cross that had evaded everyone on its passage through the Frome area, and what looked like a possible penalty for Cirencester as Brown was taken down, was ruled out as the linesman flagged for an earlier offside decision. With Frome having lost the first half on points, Darren Perrin substituted Ricky Hulbert for Alex Lapham at half time, but it was Cirencester who came out with all guns blazing right from the start of the second half, and the Frome goal survived several attampts on goal in the first few seconds, only for the ball to go out for a corner. The pressure continued from the corner and ended with a low, skidding 20 yard shot that Perrin managed to stop on the line, but the ball broke free to Hoskin who gleefully slammed the ball home from close range. Frome reacted to the goal by going looking for the equaliser, and in the 51st minute, a poor goal kick from Bath was headed into the path of Hulbert only for him to be "professionally" taken down by Syson as he ran into the unguarded penalty area, Syson picking up a yellow card in the process. Cheeseman very nearly scored the "own goal of the season" in the 58th minute as, from 25 yards,  he appeared to lob the ball over Perrin back towards his own goal, but thankfully the ball just went past the far post. As the game progressed, Frome got better and better, but Cirencester were closing the game down very quickly and denying the Frome players any space, and with Bath competently dealing with anything that came near him, it began to look like the equaliser was unlikely to arrive. Minnis replaced Allison in the 70th minute and immediately a Perrott through ball allowed him to test Bath with a low shot, but Frome's golden chance arrived in the 74th minute as a left wing freekick was won at the far post by Cheeseman, the ball being played to Thomson who screamed the shot 10 yards over the bar from 15 yards to the dismay of the travelling fans. As the minutes ticked awy, Frome continued to press for the equaliser, with Salter bringing a save from Bath with a clever shot on the turn, and a Thomson run putting Salter through on goal in the 90th minute, but it was never going to happen and Cirencester celebrated noisily at the final whistle. So Frome's unbeaten run is over, but it's a credit to the team and the management that a team which was almost rock bottom in September now sits in 4th place in the league and has become one of the teams that everyone would like to beat. Callum Henry was chosen as man of the match for another calm assured match at centre back . Frome Town Players Steve Perrin Mike Reaney (77) Greg Lake Callum Henry J Cheeseman Matt Peters Alex Lapham (45) Sim Allison (70) Mark Salter Mike Perrott Ben Thomson Craig Fullam (77) Ricky Hulbert (45) Dave Thompson Ashley Clarke Matt Minnis (70)  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 Cirencester  Players Matt Bath Zak Westlake Mark Pritchett Matt Syson Dan Robinson Lyndon Tomkin Fred Ward Chris Tompson Jody Bevan Rob Hoskin Carl Brown Scott Griffin Jason Welsh Rob Dean Lee Stevens Ryan Parker  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 x x x   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) The Crazy Gang out in force as usual. Hopefully this wasn’t Greg Lake’s last game for Frome, but if it was... “Thanks, Greg, you’ve been great and good luck in the future.”