Match Reports Season 2010 / 11
Saturday April 16th 2011
Wimborne Town Away
Saturday 16th April 2011
Zamaretto Southern League Div 1 (SW)
Wimborne Town 0 Frome Town 3
Frome Scorers: Evans (26), McKenna (53), Perrott (83)
Wimborne Scorers: None
Star Man: Matt Smith
Frome Town made absolutely certain of fourth place and a place in the play offs as they
produced a very measured performance to easily beat Wimborne Town 3-0 and with a little
more composure in front of goal, the winning margin could well have been larger.
On Wimborne's sloping, compact pitch, the match kicked off with Frome having the first
attempt on goal in the 2nd minute as McKenna chipped a delightful ball into the path of Lewis,
who managed to get under the ball and drive it over the bar from 15 yards. Wimborne replied
in the 6th minute as Green's deflected shot went for a corner, and as it was swung into the
Frome box, the ball fell to him again and a 25 yard volley produced a good save from Drewitt
who was making his debut in the Frome goal.
As the match progressed, Frome started to look more and more dangerous, with Wimborne
attempting to play a high defensive line and rely on the offside flag, but their tactics left a lot to
be desired, and time after time, Frome beat the offside trap with a simple lob or through ball
allowing forwards to run clear through into space. Lewis comprehensively beat the trap in the
23rd minute, finding himself 10 yards clear of any defender, but as he shot for the far corner
Walker Harris through himself to his left and just tipped the ball round the post for a corner.
Frome took the lead three minutes later as Smith set Lewis free down the left, and as Lewis
twisted and turned and held the ball, Smith moved to the right wing and received the return
pass, allowing him to clip a delightful ball into the box that perfectly met the run of Evans who
glanced the ball into the far corner with a well judged header.
Smith and McKenna combined well to create a shooting chance for Smith in the 28th minute,
but two minutes later Drewitt had to be alert to deal with a low, dipping shot from Wimborne's
Joyce. Thomson broke free on the left wing in the 36th minute but Walker Harris dived at his
feet to save as the ball bobbled away from him. The very last kick of the half saw Osman
shoot over the bar after Reaney had produced a perfect cross into the box that allowed
Thomson to lay the ball into his path.
The first minute of the second half should have seen Frome increase their lead as Smith
intercepted the ball in midfield, beat two players and produced a perfect through ball to
McKenna who made ground and saw his low shot go agonisingly past the far post. Smith was
again involved in the 53rd minute as he played a ball out to Thomson, inviting the winger to go
past his man. Thomson duly obliged, got to the dead ball line and produced a perfect cross to
the far post that was met by the foot of McKenna who volleyed the ball into the roof of the net
from close range.
With the match comfortable, Frome brought on all three substitutes in a two minute spell, and
substitute White very nearly scored in the 58th minute as he broke clear and lobbed the
keeper from 20 yards, but the ball landed on top of the net and the chance went. White and
Perrott combined well in the 60th minute, but as Perrott rolled the ball into the net, the goal
was disallowed for offside.
Frome continued to always look dangerous attacking, and they made the points certain in the
83rd minute as a Smith volley was charged own, allowing Perrott to volley from the edge of
the area, the ball took a slight deflection and hit the base of the far post before rolling into the
net, with Walker Harris completely stationary.
Frome were cruising now and totally in control, but although further chances came, the final
whistle blew with no more goals. Matt Smith was unanimously awarded the man of the match
award after a performance full of vision and control that promises great things for the future.
J Malaka (GK)
A Walker Harris