Match Reports Season 2010 / 11 Tuesday September 14th 2010 AFC Totton Away Tue 14th September 2010 Zamaretto Southern League Division 1 (SW) AFC Totton 3  Frome Town 2 Frome Scorers: Evans (40), Perrott (70) Totton Scorers: Sherborne (36), Davies (58), Gosney (82p) Entertainment Value: 4 Star Man: Jamie Cheeseman Crowd: 155 The Robins made the journey to the south coast to face last season's runners up AFC Totton by welcoming back Dean Evans, Callum Henry and Matt Peters to the starting line-up after missing Saturday's win over Willand Rovers in the FA Cup but were without the injured Jack Winter and Simeon Allison. Frome started brightly and almost took an early lead as Alex Lapham played an excellent ball from the left into Perrott who took the ball in his stride but his shot was saved by the legs of home 'keeper James Lester.  The loose ball was again set-up for Perrott to have a try but his effort was cleared to safety by the Totton defence. Evans did brilliantly to set up Town's next chance after 16 minutes as he bustled into the area and crossed to Perrott but only five yards out he somehow managed to put the ball wide of the post but encouragingly Frome were playing some good approach play and looked dangerous going forward. The game had started in persistent light rain but suddenly the heavens opened making for an even greasier surface and Chitty had to be alert as he bravely dived at the feet of an onrushing home attack to keep the scores level before making a smart save to deny Gosney after 27 minutes. Despite the good start Frome fell behind as a corner from the Totton left wasn't cleared and  Sherborne at the far post was given too much time and space and he curled home an excellent effort into Chitty's top right hand corner after 36 minutes. Within four minutes the teams were back on level terms as Etheridge did well to win a free- kick on the edge of the Totton area and from Laphams right sided delivery Evans leapt to head home past the despairing Lester who was so furious at conceding he punched the post and injured his hand. As the teams turned around for the second half Frome had a swirling wind to contend with and Peters had to clear off his own line after low crosses into the area by both Gosney and  Campbell. Totton regained the lead after 58 minutes as a cross from their left fell to the unmarked Sherborne who tucked the ball home. Etheridge had a great chance to pull the sides level minutes later as he appeared to be clean through on goal but at the last moment seemed to slow up which gave Richardson the time to recover and make the clearance. Lester was still favouring his injury from the first half and after 70 minutes he had to be replaced by outfield player Tomasso and Frome could sense that there was something to be had from the game and an equaliser duly arrived just 60 seconds later as a Ben Thomson low cross wasn't cleared and Lapham's shot was blocked and it fell into the path of Perrott who smashed the ball home with the aid of a slight deflection. Cheeseman headed an effort over the bar and Peters fired a long range drive just over as Frome pressed for a winner but things didn't then go the way the Robins hoped as a clumsy challenge by Henry with the ball going away from goal in the area gave Totton the chance to go ahead again from the penalty spot.  Gosney stepped up to confidently strike the ball past Chitty to give the hosts the edge with just 10 minutes left. To Frome's credit they kept pushing forward in search of a third equaliser but without ever really troubling the stand in 'keeper and with more and more committing to attack Henry again was caught out at the back but fortunatwly Chitty was on hand to deny Brown with a fine save. As the game ticked into stoppage time Etheridge sent a volley high over the bar when slightly more composure could have helped while Cheeseman was guilty of missing a sitter in the 94th minute as Greg Lake crossed from the left and the 'keeper failed to claim but the Robins captain headed back across the face of goal and wide of the post to the disbelief of Darren Perrin and the travelling Frome support. Despite the result this was a hugely improved performance by the team and the Robins were unlucky not to have taken something from the game but the game will no doubt have given the watching Havant & Waterlooville assistant manager something to think about ready for the FA Cup game next week when the two sides meet. Jamie Cheeseman was chosen as Man of the Match. Frome Town AFC Totton Officials Match Sponsor XXXXXXX James Lester, Nathan Campbell Michael Green Ian Richardson Jamie Whisken Ryan Scott Carl Pettefer Jonathan Davies Nathaniel Sherborne Stefan Brown Michael Gosney Aidan Lewis Michael Charles Adam Tomasso Adam Everiss Mark Osman xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx Match Ball XXXXXXXX