Frome Town Chippenham Officials A Penwell W Thomas A Knight Match Sponsor H&B Tyres Ball Sponsor Twoscarves Monday  August 26th 2013 Chippenham Home Monday 26th August 2013 Calor League Southern Premier Division Frome Town 0 Chippenham Town 5 Frome Scorers: None Chippenham Scorers: Phillips (20), Guthrie (27), Knighton (73,75,90) Crowd: 307 Star Man: Gianni Kapika Entertainment Value: 3 An abject performance saw Frome Town meekly surrender local bragging rights to Chippenham Town, as they were out comprehensively out played, out thought and out fought by the visitors who fully deserved their 5-0 win. Frome’s first three matches of the season have seen them grind out two draws and a 2-0 defeat, but it is noticeable that in every match the man of the match accolade has been awarded to either the goalkeeper (twice) or a central defender and  this suggests that the defence are having to get through a lot of work in every match. There’s a limit to the amount of times the defence can remain solid when the ball is continuously coming back at them, and the dam broke in this match as Chippenham held a good shape, harried whenever a Frome player had the ball and broke with pace and intelligence when they won the ball back (which was usually). They also seem to have discovered the simple fact that if you pass the ball to a player in the same colour shirt, then you tend to maintain possession. The first quarter of the match saw Frome penned in their own half as Chippenham dominated possession and territory, with Frome’s froward pairing of Gianni Kaprika and Luke Ballinger feeding off scraps as they chased the occasional long clearance. Matt Cowler was booked for a late body check and Chippenham made Frome pay twice for the misdemeanour as a perfectly flighted free kick was glanced perfectly into the far corner of the net off the head of the unmarked Lee Phillips who was lurking just inside the penalty area. Chippenham looked to add to their lead and a right wing cross from Joe McLennan found the head of Alan Griffin at the far post. The header bounced back into play from the upright, but a linesman’s flag saved Frome as forwards piled in for the rebound. Chippenham did help themselves to a second in the 27th minute as Griffin challenged Chitty for a right wing cross, the ball broke clear and James Guthrie was able to poke the ball home from close range as he reacted the quickest to the loose ball. The rest of the first half saw Chippenham comfortable with their lead and a few sporadic attacks from Frome led to occasional half chances for Kapika and Ballinger, but Ben John never had to extend himself to deal with anything out of the ordinary. Frome’s best period of the match arrived in the first ten minutes of the second half, with the home crowd having something to cheer about as some neat passing moves led to shooting chances for Ballinger and Kapika, but every time, the final shot lacked power and ended up as an easy save for John. Once Chippenham had got through this period, they started to dominate again and the 72nd minute saw a Guthrie shot go well wide for a goal kick, but the goal kick was hit low, Mark Cooper was dispossessed and as McLennan attacked with pace, he rolled the ball low and hard across the area for the substitute Tom Knighton to slide the ball home at the far post to make it 3-0 and kill the game off completely. Two minutes later Knighton got his second as Frome were again dispossessed in midfield, the ball was played out to the advancing Knighton on the left and a sweetly struck left shot shot gave Chitty no chance as it buried itself in the corner. Chitty produced another stunning save in the 88th minute, but Chippenham’s 90th minute goal summed up the game. A Frome cross from the right was easily won by Chippenham right back Toby Osman, he headed the ball into space, advanced with it into the Frome half, played the ball out to sub Joe Tumelty who again advanced into space before playing the ball low and hard across the goal for Knighton to slide in and complete his hat trick with Osman having taken defenders with him as he continued his run into the box. Gianni Kapika was awarded the man of the match award by H&B tyres who had sponsored the match.