Wednesday November 16th 2011 AFC Totton Home Wednesday 16th November  2011 Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Frome Town 1 AFC Totton 3 Frome Scorers: Benison  (83) Totton Scorers: Osman (13), Brown (37) (59) Crowd: 320 Entertainment Value:4 Star Man: Kris Miller Frome Town were always going to need an inspired performance to get anything from this match against a team that have just stormed into the 2nd round of the FA Cup, and although they produced a very good performance on the night, clinical finishing from AFC Totton resulted in a 3-1 victory for the visitors. In front of a good crowd, Totton were the first to show and should have taken the lead in the 5th minute as a right wing corner was flicked into the box and Mark Osman poked  the ball over the bar from 6 yards out.  Three minutes later and it was Stefan Brown who should have opened the scoring as he headed a perfect cross wide from 6 yards out, but the writing was on the wall, and the opening goal arrived in the 13th minute as Mike Perrott earned a yellow card for a late challenge on Osman, and the free kick was delivered superbly into the box for Osman to bury the header from close range. Frome then entered a good period of control, with Kris Miller making things happen on the left wing, and various free kicks and corners allowing them to put some pressure on the Totton defence, but they looked comfortable most of the time, with the only real chance of the period coming in the 27th minute as Josh Brigham made it to the dead ball line and produced an excellent inviting cross that nobody managed to get to. Slightly against the run of play, Totton increased their lead in the 37th minute as a cross from the right wing wasn’t cleared properly, the ball broke to Brown and his low first time shot flew unerringly into the corner of Darren Chitty’s goal to give Totton a 2-0 lead which they held until half time. The start of the second half saw Frome applying pressure to the visitors goal, and three corners in the first five minutes created half chances, but Totton looked very fast and dangerous on the break and Osman hit the outside of the Frome post at the end of one of these in the 53rd minute. Frome then had two great chances to reduce the deficit in quick succession. The 55th minute saw a Mike Perrott header put Ricky Hulbert clean through on goal, but his lob over Porter ended up clearing the bar by several yards, and two minutes later, a brilliant through ball from Matt Smith saw Porter deny Perrott his first goal of the season with a finger tip save that pushed the ball for a corner. If either of those had gone in, then the game could have been very different, but immediately Totton increased their lead to 3-0 as a right wing cross from the deadball line found Osman who unerringly flicked the ball into the top corner of the goal to effectively seal the game for Totton. To their credit, Frome never stopped trying, and continued to try and break Totton down, but the visitors always looked dangerous on the break and Osman was denied his hat trick by a brilliant low Chitty save in the 70th minute, however Frome did pull the score back to 3-1 in the 83rd as Ben Thomson whipped a left wing cross into Shaun Benison, who managed to break free of his marker just enough to poke the ball into the corner of the net from 8 yards. As Frome chased the game, Totton could have increased their lead, and only the brilliance of Chitty again denied Osman his hat trick in the 87th minute, but with no other real chances of note, the match finished promptly with Totton well worth their win. Kris Miller was presented with the man of the match award by Gary Collinson of the Clive Lewis Group who had sponsored the match.     Frome Town AFC Totton Grant Porter Scott Sampson Tom Baddeley Nathan Campbell Ian Richardson Ryan Scott Carl Pettefer Jonathan Davies Mark Osman Stefan Brown Nathan Jack James Coutts Matthew Oldring Michael Gosney John McKie Aidan Lewis Officials R:A Newell A: M Halford A: S Wales Match Sponsor Clive Lewis Group Ball Sponsor H&B Tyres Match Photos Photos of this match taken by our expert photographer Chas Hadfield can be viewed by clicking on this rectangle