Tuesday July 17th  2012 Salisbury City Home Tuesday 17th July 2012 Friendly Frome Town 1 Salisbury City 0 Frome Scorers: Tom Colleridge Crowd: 156 A decent crowd turned out on a thankfully dry night to see a good game of football on an excellent pitch, and although Salisbury were in the driving seat for much of the match, they never really troubled the Frome defence, and Frome snatched a winner right at the end through triallist Tom Colleridge With Jamie Cheeseman still on holiday, Mike Perrott spotted a few days earlier with a plaster cast on his right wrist and Moose twisting his knee during the warm up, Frome started with 8 of last season’s regulars and three trialists, and the match started quickly with a Salisbury goal ruled out for offside in the 3rd minute, followed by a Dean Evans cross skimming off the visitor’s cross bar shortly afterwards. The match then settled into a pattern with Salisbury showing their class on the perfect playing surface, but their neat passing game rarely troubled the Frome defence, and they failed to carve out a chance in the first half. Frome were also taking the chance to hone their passing skills, and although there was plenty of neat football on show, both goalkeepers had little to do and the match was goalless at half time. The second half saw numerous changes on both sides, with Frome bringing on Matt Smith, Ryan Bennett, Matt Cowler, Tom Colleridge and several other triallists, but the pattern never really changed and the team looked comfortable throughout. Salisbury had a half chance in the 49th minute as Chitty saved low in the corner, then Tom Evans advanced well into the Salisbury box allowing Sparey to whip in a dangerous cross that evaded everyone. Matt Smith showed his class in the 62nd minute as he twisted and turned inside the Salisbury penalty area before just curling a shot past the far post, bringing a round of applause from the home fans. Salisbury almost broke the deadlock in the 69th minute, but a a good Chitty save and a desperate goal line clearance denied them, and then Frome won the match in the 87th minute as Matt Smith jinked across the edge of the box, released the ball to Tom Colleridge and his right foot shot flew into the top corner of the goal from 15 yards giving Puddy no real chance. So, a good win for Frome and once again they will be tough to beat this year with the keeper and defence looking strong and sharp. Will Tom Colleridge be the player to lead the attack this year? He certainly brings some welcome height and aggression to the forward line, and if he consistently takes chances like he did in this game, he might well do. Time will tell.       Frome Town Salisbury W Puddy Darrel Clarke Brian Dutton Stuart Sinclair Chris McPhee Jamie White Dan Fitchett Theo Lewis Officials xxxxx xxxxx xxxxx 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 xxxxxx