Match Reports Season 2010 / 11 Saturday January 8th 2011 Bridgwater Town Away Saturday 8th January 2011 Zamaretto Southern League Division 1 (SW) Bridgwater 2 Frome Town 5 Frome Scorers: T Osman (37), Brigham (64p), Ballinger (68), Cheeseman (70), Peters (79) Bridgwater Scorers: Jones (32), Young (46) Crowd: 247 Entertainment Value: 4 Star Man: Josh Brigham Frome Town made it fourteen matches unbeaten (with thirteen wins) as they overcame a slow start and an early setback to score four second half goals for the second match in succession, eventually triumphing 5-2 at local rivals Bridgwater. Darren Perrin kept exactly the same starting line up for the second match in a row, and with the subs bench once again full of attacking talent, the pre-match talk wondered whether the match would prove to similar to the week before where Frome had a quiet first half and scored four goals in the second half, and as it turned out, that's exactly what happened. The first half hour was a very subdued affair with neither side troubling the keeper, both seeming to have some trouble controlling the ball on a slightly bumpy pitch, and the only real incident of note happened in the 25th minute as Brigham let fly with a 25 yard free kick that just cleared the far corner of the home goal. The game was desperate for a goal to liven it up, and after Ballinger had replaced Perrott in the 31st minute ( injury), the goal duly arrived a minute later, but it came at the wrong end if you were a Frome fan. A Bridgwater free kick on the right was floated in, Young got up to head the ball on, and after the ball had bounced around a few times, Chitty saved but was unable to stop Jones from sliding the ball into the net as he was first to the rebound. A hamstring injury to Frome's Dean Flockton led to Darren White coming on in the 36th minute and with Frome having replaced a central defender with a centre forward, the plan was to play with a three man defence and take the game to Bridgwater, and it immediately started to work, with Frome looking much more alert. Frome equalised in the 37th minute as Evans found Toby Osman in space on the left wing and the young forward immediately turned inside his marker, ran into the box, cut inside another defender and shot low into the net beneath the dive of Buckingham in the home goal. The celebrations threatened to be cut short as linesman's flag went up for offside, but those who were level realised that it was White who had been stood offside, and that as he had not been part of the move, the goal was valid. Thankfully, the referee was of the same opinion as he consulted the linesman and and then allowed the goal to stand, much to the disgust of a few of the home fans. A 20 yard left foot shot from White brought a save from Buckingham in the 42nd minute and Frome finished much the stronger of the two saves, with the promise of more goals to come in the second half, and so it proved, as Frome were the much better side in the first ten minutes but failed to press home the advantage. As the game settled, it became more even, but then in the 64th minute Darren White was set free on the left and he did well to push the ball past the defender and accelerate into the box, leading to the inevitable trip as the defender found himself beaten for pace. The referee was well placed, awarded the penalty and Josh Brigham strode up to score easily low into the corner of the goal. Strangely, Bridgwater equalised a minute later as White chased into the Frome box, became one the few players this season to win a battle with Cheeseman and drove the ball confidently past Chitty into the far corner of the net for a very well taken individual goal, which gave the home fans some encouragement, but it wasn't to last long. One minute later and Frome regained the lead as Thomson cut in from the left, went past two defenders and flicked the ball to Ballinger on the edge of the area. As the ball dropped, Ballinger steadied himself and hit a dipping volley that flew over defenders and goalkeeper into the net, just clipping the underside of the bar as it entered the net. Two minutes later and Cheeseman made it 4-2 to Frome in slightly bizarre fashion. A free kick midway in the Bridgwater half was hit low towards Cheeseman who was standing just inside the box, with his back to goal. As the ball flew past him, he reached a leg out and just managed to make contact with the ball, but that contact was enough to deflect it away from Buckingham and low into the corner of the net. With 20 minutes to go, and the the score at 4-2,  the game seemed fairly safe, but Frome really wrapped it up in the 79th minute as an inswinging Thomson right wing corner was met at the far post by an unmarked Matt Peters who had the simple job of tapping the ball into the net from a yard out to wrap up another excellent performance and good away win. Josh Brigham was chosen as the man of the match for another solid performance at right back.    Frome Town Bridgwater Officials Match Sponsor xxxxxx Graham Mercieca Hongi Moon Rob Snook Stev Perkins Oren Kozlowski Andrew Sainsbury Rob Sayers Mark Neimirski Match Ball xxxx Luke Buckingham Rhys Farmer Bradley Middleton Sam Peppin Neil Peek Andrew Gurney Jack Durrant Andy Robertson Chris Young Carl Jones Sean Kenny Mascots xxxxxx