Mangotsfield Utd 2 Frome Town FC 0 Arndal (67 pen) Knighton (72) Crowd: 179 Man of the Match: Craig Fullam Frome Town were taught a valuable lesson that it's goals and not possession that wins matches as they were mugged twice in the second half by a street wise, 10 man Mangotsfield side. With Mark Salter sidelined with injury, Andy Crabtree started the match with Sim Allison partnering Mike Whittington in attack, meaning that there was plenty of pace in the forward line, but not too much of an aerial threat. Ian Kennedy started the match with the No 9 shirt, but in reality, Frome were playing 4-4-2 and looking for pace along the ground to break down the Mangotsfield defence. The first 10 minutes of the match saw some vigorous sparring, but contained no real shape, and it was Frome who mounted the first serious attack in the 11th minute as Whittington and Allison combined to give Allison a shooting chance that was easily saved. This started a period of Frome domination as a Peters right wing cross led to a Lapham shot and a Whittington back heel that was just saved, and shortly afterwards, a Lapham shot was just deflected past the post by a defender. Mangotsfield's first shot of the match came after 18 minutes, and this led to a 10 minute period when they seemed to have constant possession, with Frome struggling to get the ball, but when they eventually did, they went close in the 27th minute as Allison beat two defenders to produce a left wing cross allowing Peters to volley and just clear the bar. The last quarter of the first half provided little in the way of incident until the 46th minute when Mangotsfield's Bater caught Whittington from behind, and then appeared to catch Kennedy with a left hand that left the Frome midfielder on the floor. The referee was well placed to view the incident and produced a straight red card, with not much protest from the home side. Frome went closest to a goal in the third added minute, as a Peters cross saw Whittington again fouled, and a direct free kick by Gomes just skimmed the outside of the far post, leaving the score goalless at half time. Mangotsfield re-arranged their fromation at half time with a couple of substitutions, and, playing up the slope, it appeared that they would be content to defend and catch Frome on the break, and so it proved. As the half progressed, Frome virtually had all the possession and Mangotsfield rarely ventured out of their half, and as the minutes wore on, it seemed that Frome must score. They went closest in the 60th minute as a great crossfield run from Peters was spotted by Fullam, and the through ball found him perfectly, only for Court to save well at the midfielder's feet. Peters again went close from the resulting corner, but his back heel was cleared off the line by a defender. Frome were starting to run the Mangotsfield defence ragged now, and in the 63rd minute, a Lapham right wing cross found Lake the far post and his header back across the goal was just poked wide of the far post by Allison. A goal at this point would surely have seen a different outcome to the game, but in a rare Mangotsfield attack in the 67th minute, Percival tripped an attacker who seemed to be going nowhere, the referee pointed to the spot and Arndale comprehensively scored. The goal seemed to shake Frome, they lost shape, and 5 minutes later, they were mugged again as a Mangotsfield breakaway on the right led to a pinpoint cross to the head of Knighton, who headed home easily at the far post from 10 yards out. At 2-0 up and with 18 minutes to play, Mangotsfield put the shutters up and invited Frome to try and open them.  Peters had a golden chance in the 81st minute, but the shot went just wide, and MOM Craig Fullam produced a moment of genius in the 89th minute as he flicked the ball over a defender's head and volleyed crisply as the ball came down, but the shot skimmed the outside of the post, which summed up Frome's day .... close, but not close enough. Craig Fullam was awarded his second Man of the Match award in a a week, after another solid performance Frome Town Players Josh Payne Sean Percival (86) Greg Lake Craig Fullam Jamie Cheeseman Matt Peters (c) Alex Lapham Sim Allison Ian Kennedy (67) Mike Whittington Joe Gomes (79) Stev Hunt (86) Matt Cowler Dan Harvey (79) Ashley Clarke Gavin Eyre (67)  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 Mangotsfield Players Tony Court Neil Arndale Matt Knapman Rob Scott Scott Hendy Mike Trought Jack Allward Geraint Bater Luke Prosser Mitchell Page Martyn Paul James Pilling Kyle Tooze Tom Knighton Ryan Bennett Daine O'Connor   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 Frome Town Management Andy Crabtree Derek Graham Mike Clarke Shaun Baker   M A P K Match Officials R Hulme I Harvey J Daniels   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)