Frome  Town 2 Mangotsfield 0 Ballinger (14) & (22) Crowd:178 Man of the Match: Luke Ballinger In their first season in the Zamaretto Southern League, Frome Town ensured that no team could complete " the double" over them as they produced a very good performance to defeat Mangotsfield 2-0, the last side side in the league that could achieve this feat. With Jamie Cheeseman missing a rare match through injury, Craig Fullam partnered Callum Henry in the centre of defence, with Sim Allison and Mike Reaney starting at left and right back respectively, a pairing that has looked very sound during recent matches, and it remained to be seen how they would handle the threat posed by Mike Meaker who had scored a hat trick only two days earlier. Frome started the brighter, and in the 5th minute, an excellent left wing run and cross by Hulbert found Ballinger unmarked on the far side, but the winger screwed his low shot wide of the far post from 20 yards. Ballinger again created problems in the 10th minute as a right wing cross / shot was just tipped over by Alexander in the visitor's goal. Frome took the lead in the 14th minute as a high, looping left wing cross fell almost vertically into Mangotsfield's six yard box. Salter and Alexander both went up for the ball, with the keeper managing to get his hand to the ball and palm it away before falling to the ground, the ball ran straight out to Ballinger who had time to compose himself and then drive the ball into the roof of the net from 15 yards.  Mangotsfield complained bitterly to the referee that a free kick should have been awarded for a foul on the keeper, but the officials were having none of it, the goal was awarded and a yellow card was shown to a defender for dissent. Frome increased their lead in the 22nd minute as an Osman low shot following a right wing corner was deflected for a left wing corner. Ballinger trotted across to take the corner, and, making use of the wind direction, he produced the perfect inswinging corner that flew unerringly into the far top corner with apparently nobody getting a touch on the ball for a touch of real class. At two down, Mangotsfield came back into the game and started to have more possession in the Frome half, but apart from the occasional free kick, they never really troubled the Frome defence until the 43rd minute when Meaker got to the dead ball line and whipped back a low cross that Reaney cleared off the line with an excellent defensive header. The second half saw Mangotsfield pushing up on Frome, but it left space behind the defence for Frome to attack into and Hulbert caused problems in the 49th minute, an excellent Allison run in the 51st minute set up a shooting chance for Osman, and an brilliant  Ballinger  cross in the 57th minute saw Salter just fail to beat a defender to the ball with the header just going over the bar. It wasn't all Frome during this period, and Mangotsfield had several corners and long range shots, with Reaney clearing a shot off the line in the 62nd minute. Hulbert produced a great thirty yard run in the 74th minute that beat two defenders and resulted in a shot just past the post, and Thomson repeated the feat in the 87th minute. Thomson went two better in the 92nd minute as a mazy run saw him leave four defenders floundering in his wake, and his perfect final ball to Ballinger saw the first time shot bury itself in the side netting as he looked for his hat trick. The final event of the match saw Mangotsfield go close from a corner, but the final whistle blew at the end of a very controlled, competitive performance from Frome. Luke Ballinger was presented with the Man of the Match award by Clive Lewis who had sponsored the match. Frome Team: Tom Pass, Mike Reaney, Sim Allison, Callum Henry, Craig Fullam, Matt Peters (Ashley Caldwell 45), Ben Osman, Luke Ballinger, Mark Salter (Dave Thompson 89), Ricky Hulbert (Steve Hunt 89), Ben Thomson Subs not used: Matt Parsons, Tom Drewitt Mangotsfield Team: Sam Alexander, Rob Moore, Rob Smith, Harley Purnell, Rob Scott, Scott Hendy, Josh Brigham, Dan Spill, Mike Meaker, Mitch Page, Tom Knighton. Subs: Matt Tilley, James Pilling, Luke Prosser, Daine O'Connor. Frome Town Players Tom Pass Mike Reaney Simeon Allison  Callum Henry Craig Fullam Matt Peters (45) Ben Osman Luke Ballinger Mark Salter (89) Ricky Hulbert (89) Ben Thomson  D Thompson (89) Steve Hunt (89) Ash Caldwell (45) Matt Parsons Tom Drewitt  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 Mangotsfield  Players Sam Alexander Rob Moore Rob Smith Harley Purnell Rob Scott Scott Hendy Josh Brigham Dan Spill Mike Meaker Mitch Page Tom Knighton Matt Tilley James Pilling Luke Prosser Daine O'Connor .  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 R Ganfield R Cockle S Brown   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)