Saturday January 12th 2013 Leamington Away Saturday 12th January 2013 Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Leamington 2 Frome Town 0 Frome Scorers: None Leamington Scorers: Batchelor (12) Daley (17) Crowd: 524 Star Man: Ryan Bennett Entertainment Value: 3  With 17 places and 18 points separating the two sides, Frome were always going to have their work cut out to bring anything away from title favourites Leamington, and so it proved as despite a spirited performance, Leamington grabbed two early goals and showed their class by closing the match down and running out comfortable winners. A bright start by Frome saw them `looking composed and knocking the ball around well on an excellent surface, and a couple of Frome attacks looked promising, but then the 11th minute saw the first attack from the home side lead to a goal as Richard Batchelor set himself for an overhead kick from a corner and celebrated wildly as his perfect shot flew into the top corner giving Darren Chitty no chance in the visitors goal. The lead was doubled 5 minutes later as a second corner from Lee Moore was headed home powerfully by Liam Daley and Frome now had a mountain to climb. Play swung from end to end but both sets of forwards seemed to have lost their bearings on goal, as a header from Batchelor cleared the Frome bar, Mike Perrott volleyed well wide for Frome at the the other end and then Steffan Moore blazed over the Frome bar with just Chitty to beat. The 34th minute saw Josh Brigham replace Mike Reaney and a headed chance fell to him in the 43rd minute, but the ball flew well wide, and then on the stroke of half time a Darren Jefferies corner allowed Dean Evans a shot on target that was blocked, and Frome had produced a really positive perfomance in the first half, but were unfortunately trailing by two goals to nil. The second half saw more of the same, with the visitors never giving up the game and always looking to reduce the arrears, but Leamington showed why they are title favourites, looked unlikely to concede a goal, and dealt comfortably with everything Frome could throw at them.   The 65th minute saw Leamington’s Stepan Morley get forward and crash a shot against the Frome bar, but the match then finished quietly with Leamington comfortable winners on the day.    The  “H&B Tyres Man of the Match” award was awarded to Ryan Bennet   for a good performance at the centre of defence.   Frome Town Leamington Officials M Howes S Lane J Walker Match Photos Photos of this match taken by our expert photographer Chas Hadfield can be viewed by clicking on this rectangle Match Sponsor xxxx Ball Sponsor xxxxx Laurie Walker Martyn Naylor Stephan Morley Craig Owen Jamie Hood Liam Daly Matt Dodd Lee Chilton Stefan Moore Lee Moore Richard Batchelor Tom Berwick Ricky Johnson James Mace Joe Magunda Dan Ward