Frome Town Cambridge City Officials B Cobb D Ghant A Olagunja Match Sponsor - Ball Sponsor Ivan Carver Saturday  August 15th 2015 Cambridge City Home Saturday 15th August 2015 Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division Frome Town 0 Cambridge City 4 Frome Scorers: None Cambridge Scorers: Reynolds (42), Malcolm (53), Murray (75), Serrano (86) Crowd: 168 Star Man: None Awarded Entertainment Value: 1/5 It is doubtful if Cambridge will have an easier away match this campaign, as they hardly had to break sweat to stroll to a 4-0 victory against a totally ineffective Frome side who hardly mounted a threat all match. After a couple of decent results, the Frome side showed just one change from Wednesday’s good performance against Merthyr, with goalkeeper Darren Chitty replacing hero Rob Brown who had stood in at short notice. The home crowd were hoping for a good performance to cement a decent start to the season, but they were going to be sorely disappointed. Unlike Methyr, Cambridge were content to allow Frome lots of space and possession in midfield and the match settled in this pattern with Frome making a half chance for Lewis Haldane in the 3rd minute as he hooked a Kris Miller cross over his shoulder and just past the far post. Cambridge’s Mike Malcolm burst through and shot high in the 7th and Frome had another half chance 5 minutes later as a deflected shot caused Zac Barrett a momentary problem as he had to back pedal and push the ball behind for a corner. Frome looked pretty solid at the back and so did Cambridge, but the impression was that neither of these two teams looked comfortable in possession, nobody seemed to be running into space and demanding the ball, and after stringing a few passes together the ball was generally gifted to the opposing side without them having to work too hard. In a match that looked destined to be goalless, Cambridge upset the status quo and took the lead in the 42nd minute as a rare left wing corner flew across the face of the Frome goal and Duran Reynolds bent low at the far post to head the ball home. With the score line staying 1-0 to the visitors at half time, the home crowd expected a reaction from Frome, but it just didn’t happen and after they wasted another period of possession, Ollie Taylor was forced to concede a right wing corner in the 53rd minute, and Frome’s frailty at defending set pieces was again highlighted as it was driven low across the box, culminating in Mike Malcolm slotting home from close range as a driven shot found him in space. With the home crowd now starting to show their discontent, Frome seemed to have nobody who could work out how to make a telling pass that would trouble the visitors. Time after time, the Frome player in possession looked in vain for someone running into space, and time after time they gave up and played a “nothing ball” which the Cambridge defenders swallowed with ease. Cambridge’s right back Ieuan Evans is unlikely to ever have an easier game at this level, as he had no-one to mark all match as Frome don’t appear to operate down the left wing, and Evans could spend all his time moving into space and attacking when the ball came to him. The only Frome player who provided a threat all match was Kris Miller who was prepared to run at defenders and take them on, but he was playing at full back so had to be mindful of his defensive duties, and apart from Lewis Haldane manfully trying to make something happen up front, that was about it.  It was 3-0 after 75 minutes after a long kick from Cambridge keeper Zac Barrett embarrassingly bounced once before Adam Murray rose above Chris McGrath and headed the ball over Darren Chitty from 15 yards, and the rout was completed in the 86th as a deflected shot from Alex Serrano flew past Chitty following a period of strolling possession by the visitors on the edge of the Frome box.    It took until the 93rd minute for Frome to carve out a chance, and after a good Miller run that brought a save from Barrett, McGrath shot against the post, and as the whistle blew a few minutes later, Frome were left to reflect on a performance that left a lot to be desired. The H&B Tyres Man of the Match Award was not awarded in this match.       Programme Sponsor -