Match Reports Season 2010 / 11 Wednesday November 17th 2010 Sholing Home Wednesday 17th November 2010 Frome Town 1 Sholing 0 Frome Scorers: T Osman (58) Sholing Scorers: None Crowd: 182 Star Man: MIke Perrott Entertainment Value: 4 Frome Town made it eight league wins in succession and they did it in the best possible way with a excellent, hard fought 1-0 victory over previously unbeaten runaway league leaders Sholing. On an excellent pitch after the heavy rain of the day, the match started quietly, with both teams content to get the measure of the midfield battle and chances few and far between. A 30 yard effort from Perrott thumped into the midriff of Hookway in the 7th minute and White did well in the 15th minute as he cut inside from the right and laid the ball back perfectly into the path of Evans, but the 25 yard shot cleared the bar with ease. Sholing almost seemed content to settle for the draw as the half wore on and Frome were definitely more pro-active at getting the ball forward and looking to score. The 31st minute saw Reaney let fly with a 25 yard screamer that was just pushed round the post for a corner and the 38th minute saw Evans hammer the ball from the edge of the area with White getting a flick to the ball that took it very close to the top corner of the goal. It seemed like the first half was desitined to finish with no goals, but then Sholing had the best chance of the match as a close range header was well saved by Chitty with seconds remaining, which was the first real time that the home keeper had been called into action. With the two best defences in the Southern League, and Sholing seeming content with a point, it seemed like a stalemate was the most likely outcome of the match, and the start of the second half again saw Frome tending to be the more active side. Darren Perrin brought on Luke Balling in place of Darren White in the 53rd minute and Mike Perrott moved up alongside Osman in a 4-4- 2 formation as Ballinger stayed wide on the right touchline. Frome took the lead in the 58th minute as a Perrott picked up the ball in the centre circle and produced a superb run directly towards the heart of the Sholing defence that left several defenders floundering in his wake. As he reached the edge of the area, a last ditch slide tackle managed to take the ball away, but the ball ran directly to Ballinger who cut inside and produced a low right foot shot that Hookway managed to initially save. What exactly happened after this is open to debate, but a goal line clearance by a defender was followed by the sight of Hookway seemingly trying to scramble the ball back over the line and Osman wheeling away in triumph. The goal was awarded to Osman, but nobody watching was really sure exactly what had happened. Going one down definitely brought a change of attitude from Sholing and apart from a couple of breakaways, Frome were then forced into a rearguard action for the next half hour as Sholing showed exactly what a good side they can be. Toby Osman was replaced by brother Ben, and Frome packed the midfield and defended continuously for long periods as they struggled to retain possession, but it worked, and although Sholing created several chances, there was always a defender prepared to throw himself in the way to prevent the shot going in. Make no mistake, this was a top class performance by Frome as they showed that they have a spirit that never accepts defeat and a defence that is capable of withstanding long periods of pressure without conceding. Every player produced a top notch performance on the night, with Mike Reaney’s performance at left back worthy of special praise. The final whistle blew to home celebrations and the victory saw Frome climb to second place in the league. Mike Perrott was chosen as man of the match by match sponsors Number 7 for an excellent midfield and attacking  performance.    Frome Town Sholing Officials Match Sponsor No.7 The Bridge Adam Camfield Dean Stow Lee Wort Luke Dempsey Lee Webber P Rees R Goodwin N Brimming Match Ball xxxx Mike Hookway Mike Carter Dave Marden Nat Peprah-Annan Lee Bright Kevin Brewster Marvin McLean Byron Mason Kevin Gibbens Barry Mason Jamie Austen Mascots Elliot Stevens