Tuesday April 16th 2013 Hemel Hempstead Away Tuesday 16th April 2013 Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Hemel Hempstead 0 Frome Town 3 Frome Scorers: Ballinger (59), (71p), Hulbert (89) Hemel Hempstead Scorers: None Crowd: 217 Star Man: Josh Brigham Entertainment Value: 5 Frome Town performed an absolute miracle in this match as they rode their luck a little  in the first half, but then produced a mesmerising second half performance to win by three clear goals at third placed Hemel Hempstead, and proved the point that when a team plays with confidence and team spirit then anything is possible. With Dean Evans suspended, his namesake Tom Evans took over the catain’s armband and Josh Brigham cam back from a sabbatical to start the match in a midfield role for a change. Hemel started brightly and the third minute saw Rhys Baggridge clear off his own line as Charles Mpi set up Matt Nolan who could have done better with the shot, but then the 15th minute brought a response from Frome as Brigham found a through ball to Ricky Hulbert that Sam Beagle only just managed to get to first. As the match settled, Hemel showed how adept they were at maintaining possession, but Frome were keeping them at range, and after Luke Ballinger had brought a scrambling save from Beagle, Darren Chitty proved how good a keeper he is as he produced a spectacular 29th minute save to tip over at full stretch a 25 yarder from Dave Pearce. One minute later and Chitty again saved superbly only for the loose ball to be fired home by Matt Nolan, with the home celebrations being cut short by an offside flag. As Hemel started to turn the screw, a 25 yarder from Jordan Parkes flew just past the post and ten minutes later Josh Ford just managed to deflect a Noaln shot past the post, with most people thinking that the ball was in the net. Frome could be justifiably proud of their efforts at half time, and as they attacked down the slope in the second half, things started to happen. Matt Smith and Josh Brigham started to find their range and accuracy from distance, and then the first goal arrived in the 59th minute as a long ball forward was missed by home keeper Beagle leaving Ballinger with a simple tap into an open goal, the striker being mobbed by his team mates immediately afterwards. The goal seemed to knock the wind out of Hemel’s sails, and after Hulbert had gone close in the 68th, a quick Frome break saw Ballinger bundled over in the penalty area, the referee pointed to the spot and Ballinger himself fired home with ease to give Frome a two goal cushion.  Hemel’s Danny May was shown a straight red card in the 77th minute for an atrocious tackle on Mark Cooper that could easily have led to a serious injury, and Frome made use of the man advantage to score their third goal in the 89th minute as Smith set Hulbert free on the left to cut in and score with his first goal for the Club since his return from New Zealand. This truly was an awesome away win and you have to wonder how far up the table Frome would now find themselves had the spirit and commitment shown in this match been there for the entire season. As it is, the two away wins on the trot have done an awful lot to lift the spectre of relegation, and although not certain, it’s looking much, much better.   Josh Brigham was awarded the  “H&B Tyres Man of the Match” award after a commanding, committed  performance at the heart of midfield. Frome Town Hemel Hempstead Officials xxxx xxxx xxxx Match Photos Photos of this match taken by our expert photographer Chas Hadfield can be viewed by clicking on this rectangle Match Sponsor xxxxx Ball Sponsor xxxxx Sam Beagle Danny May Phil Anderson Steve O’Leary Anthony Maissiat Moussa Diarra Charles Mpi Jordan Parkes Dave Pearce Matt Nolan David Hutton Alex Campana Danny Talbot David King Ryan Parsons Ben Pattie