Wednesday October 17th 2012 Cirencester Home RIC  Wednesday 17th October 2012 Red Insure Cup 1st Round Frome Town 1  Cirencester 0 Frome Scorers:  Gilroy (35) Cirencester  Scorers: None Crowd: 82 Star Man: Tom Evans Entertainment Value: 3 Frome Town progressed to the next round of the Red Insure Cup after a 1-0 win over Cirencester thanks to a 35th minute goal from Dave Gilroy Frome were pleased to welcome Mike Reaney back at left back, and started the match playing a back three, with Nat Auckland wearing the No.2 shirt, but operating more as a right sided midfielder, and a strong line up showed the importance placed on the competition. The match started with Frome creating more chances as Ben Wood cut in from the left wing to unleash a right foot shot past the far post in the 6th minute, Lewis Powell went close with a shot from 12 yards in the 9th and then Jefferies also shot wide in the 23rd after some good approach play. Cirencester looked a useful side as they grew into the match, but then Frome took the lead in the 35th minute as a long high ball from Alex Lapham was chased by Powell who seemed to be surrounded by two defenders, but as the ball came down, the defenders seemed to get in each others way and it fortunately broke into the path of the unmarked Dave Gilroy who calmly slotted the ball home from 15 yards. It was almost 2-0 shortly afterwards as a lovely curling cross from Matt Smith just evaded Gilroy on the far post, but that was pretty much it for the rest of the half, and apart from a late Cirencester flurry around the Frome goal, not much else happened. The second half saw Gilroy go close with a header in the 50th, but Cirencester then immediately broke and Frome were a little fortunate to watch a low shot across the face of goal skid just past the far post. As the half progressed, Cirencester moved into the driving seat and they went close in the 62nd minute, only being denied by a succession of desperate lunges from the home defenders. Matt Smith found Mike Perrott in space in the 65th minute, but his low cross evaded everyone in the box, and then Cirencester almost snatched the equaliser as a forward just failed to connect with a driven cross, and then Darren Chitty was brought into real action for the first time of the night as he produced an excellent save to deny the visitors the equaliser. An injury to Alex Lapham late on in the match is a blow to the side as first indications are that the talented midfielder may miss a number of matches. The “H&B Tyres Man of the Match” award was awarded to Tom Evans after a  solid display at the heart of defence.     Frome Town Cirencester Officials I Parsons N Sykes B Williamson Match Photos Photos of this match taken by our expert photographer Chas Hadfield can be viewed by clicking on this rectangle Match Sponsor xxxxxxx Ball Sponsor xxxxxxx Lee Clatworthy Alex Allard Aiden Bennett Matt Sysum Ben Wells Nat Hawkins Jamie Reid James Mortimer Jones Joe Shephard Scott Griffin Sam Packer Sam Collier Sean Bailey Danny Hale