Frome Town Dunstable Officials M Rushton S Fearnley D Flynn Match Sponsor Blindman’s Brewery Ball Sponsor Ady Foster’s Painting and Decorating   Wednesday February 18th 2015 Dunstable Town Home Wednesday 18th February 2015 Evo-Stik Southern Premier Frome Town 0 Dunstable Town 1 Frome Scorers: None Dunstable Scorers: Henry (24) Crowd: 153 Star Men: Jack Vallis Entertainment Value: 2/5 Frome Town’s  lack of lack of goals is now starting to become a real problem as Dunstable took all three points thanks to a single goal from Charlie Henry midway through the first half. Frome’s  starting eleven saw one change from Saturday, with Jack Twyford taking the place of the unavailable Ricky Hulbert, Matt Smith was again on the bench with a tight hamstring alongside new signings Harry Walker and Matt Minnis who returned to the Club after a few seasons away.  On a still, cold night and on a dry pitch that was good for passing football, the match started with Dunstable looking lively on the right hand side, but then it was Frome’s turn to attack and Jack Twyford and Brandon Mundy both had half chances that led to nothing. Although the match was being played at a fast pace, chances were few and far between, but Dunstable made the most of their first one and they took the lead as the ball was worked across the edge of the Frome penalty area until it found it’s way to Charlie Henry who hit an absolute screamer of a right foot shot past Chitty and into the far corner from a point just inside the penalty area. That one quality strike was to prove the difference between the two sides, and in a match that generally failed to excite, there were only really three other incidents of note that could have seen Frome get back on level terms. In the 35th minute, a Dunstable back pass to their goalkeeper led to a Frome indirect free kick about 8 yards from goal, but with the entire Dunstable team on their goal line, keeper Charlie May was able to advance very quickly as the ball was touched to Haldane and his body took the full force of the piledriver. The 55th minute saw a beautifully worked right wing corner as the ball was played back to Jon Vance who produced a perfect pass to allow Mark Cooper to get to the deadball line and pull it back invitingly, but, amazingly it passed between the legs of both Haldane and Rhys Baggridge with neither getting the slightest touch that must have seen the ball in the back of the net. Their best chance of an equaliser came in the  87th minute as Jack Vallis rose to head a Vance corner goalwards, and with May nowhere, the ball was on the point of crossing the line until Luke Ruddick performed miracles to just head the ball up and over the bar as he was falling backwards.. Frome’s lack of goals is now becoming a big concern as they hover above the relegation zone, and though they are a good side when the opposition have the ball, with the defence and midfield working hard to get it back, the problems start as they move into the opponent’s half with possession being squandered so easily that everybody gets frustrated. Jon Vance has made a difference in his two matches back after injury, and it’s just possible that if Matt Smith, Kris Miller, Ben Worlock and Ben Thomson could all return and stay injury free until the end of the season, then Frome might just make it, but at the moment, that’s looking like a long shot. Jack Vallis was chosen for the “H&B Tyres Man of the Match Award” by match sponsors Blindman’s Brewery, and the big central defender is having a good spell at the moment.      Prog Sponsor Ady Foster’s Painting and Decorating2