Match Reports Season 2010 / 11
Saturday November 6th 2010
Sat November 6th 2010
Zamaretto Southern League Div 1 (SW)
Frome Town 2 Clevedon Town 1
Frome Scorers: Evans (87) Perrott (92)
Clevedon Scorers: Brimson (50)
Entertainment Value: 3
Star Man: Dean Evans
The band started playing the “Great Escape” as Frome Town found a "get out of jail free" card
blowing about on the pitch and scored two very late goals to deny Clevedon any points in a
match which they had looked like getting something from for most of the second half.
With influential midfielder Alex Lapham sidelined by injury, Darren Perrin started the match
with Ben Osman in the number 7 shirt, and, unlike last week, the first quarter saw little real
action, with Clevedon looking composed on the ball, threatening in the air from corners and
Frome struggling to get any passing movements going.
The 17th minute saw White drive a low shot just past the Clevedon post, but Clevedon then
immediately broke back upfield and a shot from the unmarked Thorne beat Pass and looked
to be going into the net, but somehow Brigham managed to get back, spin on the line and just
get enough on the ball to deflect it for a corner.
As the half progressed, Frome still looked disjointed, but the occasional chance fell their way,
and in the 32nd minute, a diving header from Peters brought a good save from Miller in the
visitors goal. The 40th minute saw a Lake clearing header fall straight to the feet of
Clevedon's Mills, but he missed his shot from 12 yards, the chance went and apart from a last
minute half chance from White, there were no more incidents and the 0-0 scoreline was a fair
reflection of the half.
Clevedon took the lead in the 50th minute as Brimson rode a tackle from Cheeseman, then
accelerated into the box and shot low past Pass for a well taken individual goal. Frome were
struggling to get going as only a last ditch tackle by Brigham saved the day two minutes later.
Winter replaced Osman in the 59th minute and started hugging the right touchline giving
Frome some much needed width. Thomson fed a ball into the path of Perrott in the 64th
minute that brought a save from Miller, and it did seem that Frome were starting to play the
ball along the ground a little more.
Thomson did well to allow White a blocked shot on goal in the 67th minute, the ball eventually
being deflected over the bar for a corner. Darren Perrin replaced a central defender with a
winger in the 76th minute as Jordan replaced Flockton, and the game started to become and
"end to end" affair, with both sides beginning to chase the next goal.
Winter brought a good save from Miller in the 83rd minute as he was set up for the shot by the
head of a diving Peters, and the resulting corner saw the ball just stopped on the line by a
Clevedon defender, with Miller doing well to dive into the mass of legs to smother the ball.
With time running out fast, Jordan produced a perfectly flighted free kick from the left wing that
Cheeseman managed to flick on and Evans arrived at the far post to head the ball over the
heads of defenders on the line and into the goal for an 87th minute equaliser much to the
delight of the home crowd, who couldn't quite believe their luck and started baying for the
Jordan again produced a well delivered corner in the 91st minute that saw a Cheeseman
header just miss the post, and a few seconds later, Frome got the winner as Thomson's right
wing corner was curled in and Perrott threw himself at the ball and produced a glanced header
that landed just inside the far post. The players and home fans celebrated wildly and a few
seconds later the referee blew for time and Frome had snatched an improbable victory from
the jaws of defeat.
Dean Evans was chosen as Frome's Man of the Match for a solid performance in the midfield.