Frome Town Cirencester Officials W Bull B Waymark G Poynter Match Sponsor Frome Auto Electrical Ball Sponsor SCL Catering   Saturday March 14th 2015 Cirencester Home Saturday 14th March 2015 Evo-Stik Southern Premier Frome Town 0  Cirencester 1 Frome Scorers: None Cirencester Scorers: Jarvis (80) Crowd: 202 Star Man: Anthony Tonkins Entertainment Value: 2/5 For long periods this match resembled the slate grey sky as both defences were fully in charge and goalkeepers were effectively onlookers, but the second half perked up a bit towards the end, and after Frome had seen a golden chance go begging, Cirencester took all three points with a close range winner from Nat Jarvis. With just Anthony Tonkins replacing the unavailable Chris McGrath, manager Adrian Foster kept the same side that had done so well in midweek against Weymouth, but the conditions were a bit different with a cold, stiff wind and a dry pitch that made control more difficult. The match started at a brisk pace and from the outset it was clear that there was very little between these sides, and with both  good at closing down space and winning the ball back, fluid attacks were very rare and the football could probably be described as a bit scrappy. The first chance of the match fell to Cirencester’s Aidan Bennett in the 22nd after Nat Jarvis had set him up with a good right wing cross, but his volley from twelve yards was well wide of the goal, and with Cirencester heading a corner over the bar five minutes later, you could probably say that they were just about shading the match. Frome were struggling to get any change from a well marshalled, uncompromising Cirencester defence and it became harder as they lost the slide rule free kick ability of Jon Vance in the 37th minute as he was replaced by Josh Morgan-Williams due to injury. Predictably the scoreline remained 0-0 at half time, and most of the crowd felt that it would probably remain that way until the end, with a few predicting that a single goal would decide it, though in whose favour remained a mystery. The first quarter of the second half produced no real incident, and Frome made two more substitutions with Aaron Rodriguez replacing Ricky Hulbert and Ben Thomson replacing Ollie Taylor soon afterwards. For the first time in the match, Frome had a great chance in the 68th minute as a great run from Matt Smith produced a perfect ball to Thomson (who had made good ground to get into position), but the ball rolled under his foot with the goal at his mercy and any touch at all would almost certainly have produced a goal. Sensible refereeing was the winner in the 71st as the injured Matt Smith appeared to be trodden on by Leigh Henry, and on another day, the reactions following the incident would have seen perhaps a couple of red cards, but both sides remained at full strength with just a single yellow being shown. Frome had another good chance in the 79th as a Lewis Haldane flick set Thomson free on the right and he cut in from the right and looked set to score, but managed to pull his shot wide of the near post with Glyn Garner struggling to get into position. As fate would have it, from the goal kick, Cirencester immediately counter attacked and a low right wing cross found Jarvis unmarked about six yards from goal and managed to turn and  hook the ball into the net to effectively seal all three points. Frome went looking for the equaliser in the remaining minutes, but the Cirencester defence remained as resolute as ever and it’s hard to think of either goal keeper making a meaningful save in the entire match, which gives an indication of how hard it was break through the defences.   The H&B Tyres Man of the Match was presented to Anthony Tonkins  by representatives of Frome Auto Electrical  who had sponsored the match. Prog Sponsor Fobbie and Nick Larder