Wednesday March 27th 2013 Cambridge Home Wednesday 27th March 2013 Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Frome Town 0 Cambridge City 3 Frome Scorers: None Cambridge Scorers: Marriott (13) (70), Calver (33) Crowd: 125 Star Man: Dean Evans Entertainment Value: 2 Frome Town’s season hit a low point on a bitterly cold night at Badgers Hill, as, once again, an initial flurry of pressure led to nothing, Cambridge scored with their first attack, and from that moment on there was only going to be one winner, and two more goals for Cambridge led to a very comfortable 3-0 victory. Frome’s problems this season have all stemmed from their inability to turn pressure into goals, and this game was no exception. They started the match well enough, pushing players up and creating the occasional half chances, and after Dave Thompson had headed a corner straight at Zac Barrett in the 7th and a looping header from Mike Perrott in the 13th had brought some hope to the crowd, the expectation was immediately crushed as Cambridge scored with their first attack, a penetrating through ball into space allowed Adam Marriott to run onto the ball and drive home low into the corner under Darren Chitty. That changed the match in an instant, and immediately Cambridge were on the front foot as Frome heads went down. Chitty had to make a low save a minute later to deny Cambridge a second, and a 25th minute Marriott header thumped against the Frome post from a corner, with an acrobatic overhead kick just going past the post as the rebound came back into play. Cambridge were starting to enjoy themselves now and Craig Culver made it 2-0 in the 33rd minute with a lovely chipped, swerving shot from 25 yards that flew over Chitty and into the top corner. Chitty made another world class save in the in the 38th minute as he produced a miraculous save to deny a close range Culver header that bounced in front of him and was rising into the net, provoking memories of a a long distant Gordon Banks save against Pele in a much warmer climate. With the frozen crowd expecting much more in the second half, they were disappointed as Cambridge continued to run the show with ease and always looked like they could increase the scoreline whenever they wanted to. Frome had the occasional long range shot that was off target, and in 70th minute  Cambridge made it 3-0 as Frome were ripped apart on the left and a perfect ball was pulled back to Marriott  which allowed him to  shoot home with ease from 12 yards.   And that was pretty much it for the second half. Cambridge easily sat on their three goal lead, Frome seemed to have no idea how to mount an attack that would test the Cambridge defence, passes always went astray at vital moments, crosses and long balls were always won by Cambridge defenders and for the first real time this season, dissenting voices were heard from the crowd at the end of the match. With “almost certainly relegated” Kettering at home on Saturday, the match takes on a huge significance, and a much better performance is desperately required.  The  “H&B Tyres Man of the Match” award was awarded to captain  Dean Evans who never stopped running and trying to make things happen. Frome Town Cambridge Officials P Lowell J Robinson R Burton Match Photos Photos of this match taken by our expert photographer Chas Hadfield can be viewed by clicking on this rectangle Match Sponsor Raves from the Grave Ball Sponsor Raves from the Grave Zac Barrett Jackson Ramm Tom Pepper Dave Theobald Dan Blanchett Ada Cambridge (c) Ieaun Evans Rob Nightingale Craig Calver Adam Marriott Ashley Fuller Dave Prada Neil Midgeley Liam Hurst