Saturday December 31st  2011 Leamington Away Saturday 31st December Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Leamington 1 Frome Town 1 Frome Scorers: Smith (40) Leamington Scorers: Blyth (51) Crowd: 638 Entertainment Value: 4 Star Man: Dean Evans Frome Town earned a valuable away point with an excellent performance at joint league leaders Leamington thanks to a goal just before half time from Matt Smith Frome had the first chance after 6 minutes as Tom Evans headed a Kris Miller corner over the bar, but Leamington immediately came back as a Jacob Blyth diving header just failed to connect with a cross from Stephen Morley after an impressive build up. As the match settled, there was little to choose between the two sides, and Frome were unlucky not to take the lead in the 11th minute as a Mike Reaney throw was mis-kicked by Asa Charlton allowing the ball to strike the home cross bar, but then Frome were relieved in the 25th as a hopeful cross from James Mace completely deceived Darren Chitty but thankfully the ball bounced just past the far post. Shaun Benison was put clean through on goal in the 35th minute by the hard working Dean Evans, but the final shot left a lot to be desired, but then Frome deservedly took the lead four minutes later as Matt Smith leapt majestically to power home a header from a perfectly delivered Miller free kick, which they easily held onto until the half time whistle. Ben Thomson replaced Miller at half time, and the early pressure came from Leamington as two shots were blocked and then Blyth headed wide from a corner, but then Frome missed a glorious chance in the 52nd minute as Luke Ballinger and Mike Perrott combined well, with the latter's perfect cross being headed over the bar by Shaun Benison. With Frome having missed the chance to make it 2-0, one minute later Leamington made them pay as they equalised from a left wing corner as Blyth headed home after a rare miss by Chitty at the near post. Having equalised, the hosts really started to apply pressure on the Frome defence as they looked for the winner. Blyth headed a cross from Mace back across goal in the 55th minute, Richard Batchelor headed over from a corner in the 67th and then Luke Corbett headed wide from close range after a cross from Mace,but the Frome defence held out and then Thomson and Hulbert combined to set up a shooting chance for Ballinger, but the ball looped easily into the air. The last ten minutes of the match saw Frome penned into their own half with Leamington winning a succession of corners and applying continuous pressure, but they held out against everything thrown at them, and Chitty produced the save of the match right at the end as he arched backwards to tip away a lob from Lee Downes that was heading for the goal. Dean Evans was chosen as man of the match for another hard working display in which he covered every blade of grass on the pitch. Frome Town Leamington Lee Evans James Mace Stephen Morley Lee Downes Liam Frances Asa Charlton Michael Tuohii Craig Owen Jacob Blyth Luke Corbett Richard Batchelor James Husband Sam Adkins David Kolodynski Dior Angus Arthur Byrne Officials R: A Newall A: A Hardman A: A Berrow Match Sponsor xxxxxxxxxxxxx Ball Sponsor xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx