Match Reports Season 2010 / 11
Monday January 3rd 2011
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Monday 3rd January 2011
Zamaretto Southern League Div 1 (SW)
Frome Town 4 Cinderford Town 0
Frome Scorers: Evans (64), White (8), Perrott (83), Hulbert (84)
Cinderford Scorers: None
Entertainment Value: 4
Star Man: Toby Osbourne
Frome Town extended their unbeaten league run to thirteen matches as inspired substitutions
and a late burst of scoring secured a comfortable 4-0 victory over Cinderford Town, in a match
which had looked finely balanced for the first hour.
On a cold, grey day and in front of a good Bank Holiday crowd of 275, Darren Perrin
introduced Bristol Rovers loan signing Mark Cooper into the side at left back , and the match
kicked off with Frome having the first chance in the 8th minute as Evans and Toby Osman
combined to produce a low right wing cross that just evaded Thomson at the far post.
The Cinderford side are probably one of the tallest sides to have visited Frome this year, and
as the half wore on, their height seemed to snuff out most of the Frome attacks, most of which
involved a high ball as the end product. With the Frome defence comfortably coping with
every Cinderford attack, the half was a fairly quiet affair, with both goalkeepers having little to
do other than coping with the occasional long range shot.
Probably the best chance of the first half fell to Perrott on the stroke of half time as a low
Thomson left wing cross came to him through a forest of legs but he was so surprised that the
ball bounced harmlessly away.
As the crowd went in search of something warm at the interval, the general feeling was that
Frome would have to try something different in the second half as Cinderford looked
comfortable and seemed capable of sneaking a winner in a match that so far had not really
produced any incident of note.
Attacking the Clubhouse end in the second half, Frome's first chance came in the 49th minute
as a flicked Toby Osman header found Evans arriving in the box, but his first time attempt
managed to clear the crossbar. Ballinger replaced Peters in the 59th minute and immediately
made an impact as sailed past his marker and hit a low cross into the box that was just
cleared by the Cinderford defence.
Frome took the lead one minute later as a left wing move led to a through ball to Toby Osman
who managed to get a low cross in as the ball as the ball rebounded to him, allowing Evans to
run unchallenged into the box and finish perfectly from 5 yards for his eleventh goal of the
season from only 23 starts, a very impressive scoring record for a midfielder.
Darren White replaced Toby Osman in the 79th minute, and almost his first touch of the ball
saw him run onto a through ball from Evans and drive the ball beneath the despairing Ben
John with a right foot shot from the edge of the area that buried itself in the far corner to give
Frome a comfortable 2-0 lead.
White carried on the good work three minutes later as he chased a back pass from a
Cinderford defender that Ben John (in the visitors goal) could have cleared into the stands,
but he chose to try and dribble the ball away from White, failed dismally, and White was able
to toe poke the ball into the path of Perrott who gleefully slammed the ball into the empty net
from 12 yards out to make it 3-0 to Frome.
Ricky Hulbert replaced Perrott in the 84th minute for his first home appearance for several
months, and he immediately showed the crowd what they had been missing, as he picked the
ball up on the right wing, cut inside his man and produced an inch perfect left foot shot from
the edge of the area that flew into the far top corner of the goal for a superb goal and a fitting
finale to the match that consolidates Frome in second place in the Southern League, one point
behind the leaders.
Toby Osman was chosen as Man of the Match.