Frome Town 1 AFC Totton 1 Hulbert  (52) Taylor (36) Crowd:172 Man of the Match: Ricky Hulbert Frome Town showed how much they have improved over the season as they more than matched second place AFC Totton,  with the final 1-1 scoreline being a fair result on the night. New signing Jack Winter played his second match at right back, and with Matt Peters recovering from a suspected foot injury, the team line up was very similar to the one that had done so well at Abingdon on Saturday, but a much sterner test was expected. Totton were the first to show as a 3rd minute chance fell to Sherborne, but the ball was scrambled away by the Frome defence, and two minutes later Ballinger shot into the arms of Barfoot from 25 yards as the game got off to a bright start. Frome thought they had taken the lead in the 9th minute as Hulbert finished off a flowing move with a right foot shot that found the back of the net, but the goal was disallowed for offside. The game settled into a very even encounter that saw both sides look to attack, with Totton starting to knock the ball about and Frome using the pace of their wingers to good effect, but neither side were able to find the killer ball, and both defences restricted chances to a minimum. However, Totton took the lead in the 36th minute with their first real chance of the match as a right wing cross came in from the dead ball line, allowing Taylor to strike the ball home with a right foot shot from 10 yards that Pass was only able to parry into the net. Frome came back, but were unable to carve out any real chances until the 44th minute when Hulbert trapped the ball with his chest and hit a 25 yard dipping volley that just cleared the visitors cross bar. Frome definitely started the second half with more purpose and Ballinger tested Barfoot in the 47th minute with a shot into the top corner of the goal that the keeper just palmed out for a corner. Ballinger again caused problems in the 50th minute, but this time his low shot was cleared at the near post by a defender. With Frome in the driving seat now, the equaliser came in the 52nd minute as an Osman free kick was lobbed into the box, allowing Salter to get up and just the glance the ball towards the goal. The slight deflection confused Barfoot and the ball was only partially cleared, allowing Hulbert to strike the ball into the net from 12 yards with a right foot volley that bounced just before the line. With the crowd behind them, it looked as if Frome might go and get the winner, but Totton showed their composure and class and started to take the game to Frome with a period of possession and territory. Taylor blazed the ball over the Frome bar from 25 yards in the 60th minute, but then Frome came straight back and Perrott got onto the end of a cross to head the ball towards the corner, bringing a save from Barfoot. In the 65th minute a Totton left wing cross and flicked header set up Taylor and he blasted the ball into the net, only for the celebrations to be cut short by the linesman's flag.  Frome came back and Ballinger started to cause problems on the left wing, but a poorly taken Frome free kick in the 77th minute enabled Totton to break quickly and as Pass cam way out of his goal to intercept, he was beaten to the ball and only desperate defending saved the day. Reaney replaced Osman in the 79th minute and Allison moved up to right wing where his pace started to cause a few problems, and the final ten minutes saw both sides trying to win the game, with half chances falling to the Frome forwards and several Totton corners in quick succession gave the Frome defence some problems to deal with, but they held out and the game finished in a very creditable draw. Ricky Hulbert was chosen as Man of the Match by the Frome  Medical Practice who had sponsored the match. Frome Team: Pass, Allison, Winter, Henry, Cheeseman, Peters, Perrott, Ballinger, Salter, Hulbert, Osman (Reaney 79) Subs: Clarke, Fullam, D Thompson, Millard Frome Town Players Tom Pass Sim Allison Jack Winter Callum Henry Jamie Cheeseman Matt Peters Mike Perrott Luke Ballinger Mark Salter Ricky Hulbert Ben Osman (79) Ashley Clarke Craig Fullam D Thompson Simon Millard Mike Reaney  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 AFC Totton  Players Gareth Barfoot Aidan Lewis Mike Green Ian Richardson Jamie Whisten Ryan Scott Carl Pettefer Ian Jones Nat Sherborne James Taylor Mike Gosney Charlie Moor Nat Campbell Jono Richardson Mike Sanney x  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)