Match Reports Season 2010 / 11 Monday March 29th 2011 Mangotsfield Away Monday 29th March 2011 Zamaretto Southern League Div 1 (SW) Mangotsfield Utd. 0 Frome Town 2 Frome Scorers: Perrott (17), Hulbert (75) Mangotsfield Scorers: None Crowd: 279 Entertainment Value: 5 Star Man: Dean Flockton This long awaited clash between the two play-off contenders saw Frome Town produce a top drawer performance as they dug deep against a very good Mangotsfield side, defended in depth and scored twice to record an excellent 2- 0 away victory. With Tom Pass returning as goalkeeper for Frome due to both Darren Chitty and Ed Quelch being injured, the match kicked off on a dry, still evening with Frome kicking up the slope  in front of a large contingent of travelling supporters. The match quickly settled into a very fast pace, but Frome almost took the lead in bizarre fashion in the 6th minute as home keeper Greaves cleared the ball straight onto Evans, and as it bounced towards the open goal, only a last minute clearance by a defender prevented Frome from taking the lead. Mangotsfield looked dangerous coming forward, and much of their game plan revolved around getting the ball out to Tooze on the right wing and letting him run at the defence, but after a couple of early scares, Reaney started to get the measure of the winger and the threat was lessened. Frome took the lead in the 17th minute as Hulbert rose on the far post to head a left wing free kick back across the goal, allowing Perrott to volley into the roof of the net from 15 yards to give Frome a crucial advantage in the match. The game then settled into a pulsating affair, with Thomson bring a save from Greaves in the 21st minute and then combining well with Hulbert in the 23rd minute to allow Hulbert a shooting chance. Pass had to be alert in the 27th minute to deal with a shot from Rendall that bounced awkwardly just in front of him, and three minutes later a dangerous Bater low free kick was just dealt with by the Frome defence at the last minute. Controversy erupted in the 34th minute as Frome's Perrott went down on the pitch holding his head, a melee erupted and a second Frome player also ended up on the ground. The referee called a conference with his assistants, and after a few minutes deliberation, produced two yellow cards for two Mangotsfield players  At half time, the travelling faithful were well pleased with the 1-0 advantage, and the second half started at the same pace as the first, with Mangotsfield probably having more possession, but Frome defending in depth and looking very dangerous on the break. The equaliser almost arrived in the 57th minute as a Mangotsfield corner produced a header at the far post that Pass only just managed to scramble off the line, and then two minutes later, Frome had a goal disallowed as Peters shot home from just outside the area through a crowd of players following a free kick, but the ball must have touched an offside Frome player and the linesman immediately flagged for offside. The match continued at breakneck speed, and Pass had to be alert in the 66th minute to dive low and save from a well worked Mangotsfield free kick, but then Frome increased their advantage in the 72nd minute as Thomson curled in a low right wing corner, Lewis flicked on at the near post, the ball became mired in the 6 yard box, and just as it looked as if the chance was gone, Hulbert reacted quickly and hammered the ball high into the roof of the net from a few yards out, much to the delight of the delirious away supporters. The last 15 minutes saw Mangotsfield try desperately to get something from the match, but the two goal lead mean that Frome could defend in depth with the slope to their advantage, and the minutes passed with no real problems. The final whistle blew and the Frome side received a standing ovation from the away support, after one of their best ever performances. Dean Flockton was chosen as man of the match, but in truth, this was a match where any of the players could have received it. Ryan Bennett also deserves a special mention for an outstanding display alongside Flockton, in place of the injured Jamie Cheeseman. This match could well be repeated in a few weeks time as the playoffs start, and if it does, and it's as good as this one, then it's one not to be missed.       Frome Town Mangotsfield Officials Tom Knighton Daine O’Connor Mike Baker Nuno Felix A Newell A Hardman S Oakey Danny Greaves Neil Arndale Harley Purnell Ashley Kington Gary Colbourne Scott Hendy Kyle Tooze Geraint Bater Mitchell Page Matt Groves Karim Rendall Match Sponsors xxx Ball Sponsor xxx