Tuesday November 6th 2012 Weston S Mare Away   Tuesday 6th November 2012 Somerset Premier Cup 2nd Round Weston Super Mare 3  Frome Town 4 Frome Scorers:  Powell (19p, 53p, 62), Perrott (69) Weston Scorers: Diallo (8), Smith (30OG), McClaggen (93) Crowd: 116 Star Man: Lewis Powell Entertainment Value: 5 It might have been the night after bonfire night, but Frome and Weston produced a veritable firecracker of a match which eventually ended with a superb 4-3 victory for Frome, thanks to a hat trick from Lewis Powell, and if he hadn’t been substituted, he could well have had a very rare hat trick of penalties as well. With Conference South side Weston fielding a full strength side (very similar to the side that dumped Frome out of the FA Cup this year) it was clear that they were taking the competition seriously, and with Frome’s defence consisting of a centre back pairing of Matt Smith and Dave Thompson (playing together in those positions for the first time this season), the away fans could have been forgiven for being perhaps a little apprehensive at the start. The match started quietly, with Weston having a lot of possession and playing neat, passing football, but with no real penetration to trouble the Frome defence. Frome were struggling to get possession and seemed to have trouble maintaining it when they did, but their first real attack of the match led to the opening goal in the 19th minute as Ben Wood went on a mazy run and ended it with a long, low shot that Lloyd Irish could  only parry away into the path of Dave Gilroy who had made a lot of ground to get into position. As he set himself to let fly, he was floored by a defender, the referee pointed to the spot, and Lewis Powell made no mistake as he drove the ball low into the corner to give Frome a 1-0 lead. Weston equalised eight minutes later as a long ball was headed back weakly by the Frome defence, and Nabi Diallo produced a supreme piece of skill to chip the ball over the defence and the stranded Ollie Chenoweth into the Frome net. They took the lead three minutes later as another good passing move ended with a goal as the ball came in from the left to land between Chenoweth and Matt Smith. As it bounced, Diallo was in the mix as well, and it appeared that the ball took a touch off of the prostrate Smith and went into the goal, although from another angle, Diallo might have got the final touch. At this point, it seemed as if damage limitation might be the name of the game as Weston were definitely in the driving seat, but then it seemed as if Frome had decided that attack might be the best form of defence, and they started taking the game to their hosts with some of the best “pass and move” football played this season. They were unlucky not to get another penalty in the 34th minute as Powell seemed to be definitely pushed as he attempted to get on the end of a cross, but nothing was given, and although there were no more goals, Frome were definitely the better side in the period leading up to half time. The second half started as the first had ended, and Frome pressure brought a second penalty in the 53rd minute as a goal bound Mike Perrott shot hit the outstretched arm of a defender, and Powell levelled the score with his second penalty of the night, struck in exactly the same place. Powell completed his hat trick nine minutes later as Dean Evans stepped over a through ball from Perrott and Powell turned superbly on the ball and shot low and hard into his favourite spot in the corner of the goal to give Frome a 3-2 lead. Chenoweth again showed his class in the 63rd minute as a great save denied Weston an equaliser, but then six minutes later, Frome made it 4-2 as Ben Wood again did well on the left, pulled the cross back to a point close to the penalty spot, and Perott showed sublime skill to get over the ball and volley a thunderous shot past Irish and into the goal. Claudio Herbert replaced Powell in the 74th minute, and in the 85th minute, as he chased a Gilroy through ball, he was clipped from behind by a defender and Frome were awarded a third penalty on the night. Gilroy took this one, but it was hit hard at a height that gave Irish a chance, he guessed right and pulled off a good save to deny Frome their fifth. Westin really turned up the heat in the last few minutes, and brave defending by their entire Frome team kept them at bay until the 93rd minute when Chenoweth brought off a stunning tip over save from a deflected shot, only for the unmarked McClaggan to head home the resulting corner.  That was the last action of the match and the Frome fans went home happy having seen one the best performances of the season from their team   The “H&B Tyres Man of the Match” award was awarded to hat trick hero Lewis Powell for an excellent all round game.     Frome Town Weston s Mare Officials M Russell M Veater K Williams 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 Lloyd Irish Jamie Price Pete Marks Brett Trowbridge Martin Slocombe Jamie Laird Dale Grubb Nabi Diallo Immanuel Parry Kayne McClaggan Nat Pepperell Kane Ingram Chas Hemmings Ross Stearn Marc McGregor Callum Laird