Saturday  October 29th 2011 Hemel Hempstead Home Saturday October 29, 2011 Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Frome Town 1 Hemel Hempstead Town 1 Frome Scorers: Bennett (90+1) Hemel Hempstead Scorers: Lafayette (90+2) Entertainment Value: 2 Crowd: 225 Star Man: Josh Brigham For ninety minutes, this match had 0-0 written all over it, and only two goals in two minutes in injury time at the very end, provided some excitement to what was a very dour encounter. The first half saw Frome struggle to get any pattern in their game, and most initiative came from the right wing as Kris Miller and Ricky Hulbert took it in turns to attack left back Nikki Beale.  A foul by Beale on the edge of the box led a free kick in the 12th, and Mike Perrott went close as he flicked on the  free kick, but nobody got a touch and the ball shaved the far post. Miller brought a sharp save from Nick Bussey in the 25th as drove strongly into the box and shot from close range, and then a long range screamer from Josh Scowan just cleared the Frome bar a minute later. Frome’s Tom Evans was a little fortunate to only receive a yellow card and a strong talking to after a high challenge on Marquin Smith, but with little else of note, the score remained goalless at half time. The second half saw Frome attempt to take the game to the visitors, and a Perrott volley from outside the box went just wide in the 48th minute, and then Ryan Bennett managed to put the ball wide from 2 yards out as the ball was driven in low and hard following a corner. A  Perrott from a free kick seemed to have broken the deadlock in the 69th minute, but a good headed goal line clearance robbed him of his first goal of the season. Substitute Twaine Plummer should have buried a low cross from Luke Balllinger in the 76th, but then Darren Chitty had to save with his legs a minute later as the visitors counter attacked immediately. It really was looking like this game was destined to be a 0-0 draw, and with the officials seemingly content to allow more close holding than in most episodes of “Strictly”, the Frome forwards were finding it impossible to physically break free from their markers.  After ninety minutes, there was no score, but Frome took the lead in the 91st minute as Tom Evans had two chances to cross from the left, and the second was a beauty, curled in with pace and a header from distance found the  far corner of the net, with Frome’s  Ryan Bennett credited with the goal. That should have been it, but unbelievably, the lead was cancelled out a minute later as a defensive error led to  Hemel Hempstead’s Lewis Toomey pulling the ball back from the dead ball line for Ross Lafayette to head home at the near post, and give the visitors a point with their only real chance of the game. Josh Brigham was presented with the man of the match award by representatives of the Corner House Restaurant who had sponsored the match.  Frome Town Hemel Hempstead Nick Bussey Jake Gilbert Nikki Beale Josh Scowan Bill Morgan Matt McEntegart Marquin Smith Charlie Gorman Ryan Blake Lewis Toomey Ryan O’Hara Ross Lafayette David Pearce Marvin Williams Warren Goodhind Mike McEntegart Officials R: A Raggett A: C Burton A: W Thomas Match Sponsor Corner House Ball Sponsor New Windows (Barry White) Match Photos Photos of this match taken by our expert photographer Chas Hadfield can be viewed by clicking on this rectangle