Saturday October 20th 2012 Redditch Home   Saturday 17th October 2012 Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Frome Town 1  Redditch Utd 0 Frome Scorers:  Powell (56) Redditch Scorers: None Crowd: 173 Star Man: Lewis Powell Entertainment Value: 4 A very good goal from Lewis Powell allowed Frome Town to take all three points with a 1-0 win against Redditch, and an impressive second half performance could easily have led to a larger winning margin. The match saw a bright start from Frome, and after a couple of crosses threatened the Redditch goal, the first chance of the match arrived in the 7th minute as Dave Gilroy burst through from midfield, his shot was blocked but the ball broke to the unmarked Ben Wood who just  cleared the bar with his hsot. As the match progressed, Frome probably had the edge in both possession and territory, but the final ball always seemed to lack the required quality, and it took until the 38th minute for a real chance to present itself as Mike Perrott ran at the defence, drew two defenders and then set Gilroy free on the right, enabling him to hit the dead ball line and pull back a low inviting cross that Powell just managed to put past the post as he slid in. However the second half started well for Frome as good pressure led to half chances, but the goal arrived in the 56th minute as a long curling through ball from Dean Evans was brilliantly chested on by Powell, and as he chased the ball into the penalty area under severe pressure from two defenders, he did really well to poke the ball into the corner of the net from 12 yards out. With Dave Gilroy having his best game for Frome and linking well with Powell, more goals seemed inevitable, and three minutes later, they combined well to enable Gilroy to hit a low inviting cross that only just evaded everyone in the Redditch box. Darren Chitty had to be alert in the 62nd minute as he saved a 25 yard screamer from Jack Crosswell, and three minutes later, James Wren in the visitors goal also showed his class as he saved well after a great turn and shot on the volley from Gilroy. The 68th minute saw Powell leave his marker for dead, and as he burst into the box, he tried to pull the ball back to Gilroy for a certain goal, but was just foiled by a desperate sliding tackle from a defender. Three minutes later, the pair combined again, this time Powell headed a free kick down into the path of Gilroy, but he was slightly off balance and shot over the bar. Darren Chitty brought off another good save in the 83rd minute as a Redditch free kick led to a low screamer that he caught at the second attempt, but apart from that, Redditch were reduced to half chances and Frome always looked capable of increasing their lead, with a great save from Wren just denying Wood in the 2nd minute of injury time. The “H&B Tyres Man of the Match” award was awarded to Lewis Powell by match sponsor Graham Barnes, for an excellent performance as Frome’s target man and a very well taken goal.     Frome Town Redditch Utd Officials J McCaffery J Macleod L Roberts Match Photos Photos of this match taken by our expert photographer Chas Hadfield can be viewed by clicking on this rectangle Match Sponsor Graham Barnes Ball Sponsor Coxley Kitchens James Wren Gary Moran Josh Quaynor Callum Flanagan Asa Charlton Mark Hands Stuart Hendrie William Richards Jack Creswell Connor Deards Liam McDonald Joel Grandison Dave Bridgwater Elikem Amenku