Frome Town Chesham Officials D Warlton A Tremlett A Berrow Match Sponsor Zippy Ball Sponsor Evercreech Reds   Saturday February 14th 2015 Chesham Utd Home Saturday 14th February 2015 Evo-Stik Southern Premier Frome Town 1  Chesham Utd 1 Frome Scorers: Baggridge (90+3) Chesham Scorers: Allen (25) Crowd: 157 Star Men: Dylan Bonella & Mark Cooper Entertainment Value: 3/5 An injury time goal from Rhys Baggridge gave Frome Town a deserved share of the points after a hard working performance which, with a little more luck, could have resulted in all three points. The squad saw the welcome return of Jon Vance to the side after a long injury lay off, but as seems to the way of things this season, Matt Smith was forced to sit on the bench with a tight hamstring after Wednesday’s match against Dorchester. The early exchanges saw Frome do well as an Aaron Rodriguez back heel gave Lewis Haldane a shooting opportunity that was blocked, then Ricky Hulbert hit a low cross into the hands of Shane Gore, and in the 12th minute Gore did exceptionally well to save a Haldane volley that was destined for the top corner. However, Frome were caught cold in the 14th minute as they all moved up for a free kick that was easily dealt with, and as Chesham broke with pace, a right wing cross from Kelchi Williamson found Simon Thomas six yards from an empty goal, but the ball seemed to bounce up onto his knees and, thankfully for Frome, way over the bar. Chesham took the lead in the 24th minute after Jack Vallis had been forced to concede a corner, and as the ball was swung in hard, Chitty went up to punch clear, but seemed to be fouled as he did so, fell to the ground and despite getting a hand to the first shot, he was unable to prevent Luke Allen from driving the ball home from close range. Chitty had to be alert to deal with a free kick in the 30th minute and Frome went very close to an equaliser in the 35th as a Vance free kick caused all sorts of problems in the Chesham area and only a last minute reaction save from Gore prevented Mark Cooper from heading home. The second half saw Frome start brightly, winning several corners through persistence and pressure, and after Jack Vallis had seen his cleanly won header just miss the bar, Haldane brought another good save from Gore with a right foot volley after he had been put through by Dylan Bonella. A perfect through ball from Haldane into the path of Vance brought another good save from Gore, though the offside flag would have ruled it out, and three minutes later a repeat performance saw Vance get the ball into the net, but again the linesman’s flag cut short the celebrations. As the match wore on, the heavy pitch seemed to be sapping the energy out of both teams and with Chesham seemingly content to defend their lead and keep the ball in the middle of the pitch, it was looking like Frome were going to go down to a gallant defeat, but then in the third minute of injury time, Jack Twyford played a pass into Ollie Taylor and as he was tackled, the ball broke perfectly into the path of Rhys Baggridge who blasted it low into the corner with Gore just getting his fingers to it.      The goal sparked huge celebrations among the crowd and players, and a last ditch attack a minute later almost brought the winner, but it wasn’t to be and Frome were pleased with the precious point that could prove vital at the end of the season. Unusually, both Mark Cooper and Dylan Bonella were chosen for the “H&B Tyres Man of the Match Award” by match sponsor “Zippy” who said that he just couldn’t split them!!      Prog Sponsor Class of 2002