Frome Town Stourbridge Officials A Moody A Blake P Maxwell Match Sponsor x Ball Sponsor K&S Commercial Componenets Tuesday  December 17th 2013 Stourbridge Away Tuesday 17th December 2013 Calor League Southern Premier Division Stourbridge 7 Frome Town 0 Frome Scorers: None Stourbridge Scorers: Geddes (15), (31p), (38), Benbow (24), Braun (52), Richards (86) Oliver (90) Crowd: 240 Star Man: TBA Entertainment Value: 3 Frome Town slumped to their 5th straight league defeat as Stourbridge hit seven goals without reply to inflict Frome’s worst defeat for many a year. The last few days have emphasised the gulf between the top and the bottom of the Southern Premier League, and, on their day, Stourbridge are capable of destroying teams as 7-0 victories over Weymouth and 9-0 victories over Chippenham have proved. Unfortunately for Frome, this was one of those days when Stourbridge were in the mood for a big scoreline. Frome started with new signing Matt Groves (from Weymouth) going straight into the starting line up at number 10, but again the side travelled with just two substitutes. Stourbridge came flying out of the blocks at the start of the match and Luke Benbow’s surging run set up a chance for Sean Geddes but the shot went high and wide over the bar. Two minutes later Groves was almost clean through but Darren Chitty was quickly out to clear and Chitty produced a superb save with his feet to deny Leon Broadhurst. Geddes curled a free kick just wide after 12 minutes and as the pressure became continuous, the inevitable came in the 16th minute as Ben Billingham twisted inside and outside of Matt Cowler before pulling the ball back for Geddes to fire past Chitty. Stourbridge made it 2-0 in the 24th minute as Luke Benbow went on a darting run through midfield and scored an excellent individual goal as he gave Chitty no chance, and Geddes helped himself to his second of the night as he converted a penalty after Josh Ford had taken down Kayelden Brown in the penalty area. After Ryan Elliott had superbly stopped Brown’s surging run on goal, Frome had their first chance of the match in the 38th minute as a cross from Ledgister was flicked on by Ford to the unmarked Baggridge, but the shot was mistimed and trickled harmlessly behind the goal. Geddes completed his hat trick in the 39th minute as he produced a fantastic 25 yard shot that flew past Chitty and gave Stourbridge a 4-0 lead going into the interval. As usual, Frome were better at the start of the second half, but after Ben Wood had carved out a shooting opportunity, Stourbridge went straight back up the other end and it was all too easy as Brown tucked home the 5th goal of the night for the hosts.   Another quick Stourbridge attack saw them hit the host in the 55th and only a goal line clearance by Ford prevented the sixth five minutes later, but things went from bad to worse a minute later as an awful tackle by Tim Stephenson resulted in a straight red and Frome down to ten men. Ben Wood was still trying for Frome and he released a powerful drive that was tipped behind for a corner, but then Stourbridge emphasised the gulf between the two sides as they grabbed two more goals in the last four minutes of the match through Richards and Oliver. Jack Metcalf  was awarded the “H&B Tyres Man of the Man Award” on a difficult night for Frome Twon. x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x x