Frome Town Cirencester Officials A Bennett I Ignat G Bridge Match Sponsor xx Ball Sponsor Ramsfan Wednesday  October 7th  2015 Cirencester Home Wednesday 7th October 2015 Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division Frome Town 3 Cirencester 2 Frome Scorers: Monelle (37), Miller (44), Haldane (60) Cirencester Scorers:Thompson (38), Connolly (90+4) Crowd: 145 Star Man: Liam Monelle Entertainment Value: 5/5 First half goals from Kris Miller and Liam Monelle and a third on the hour from Lewis Haldane set up an excellent 3-2 win for  Frome Town over 6th placed Cirencester Town and showed how far this side has improved in a very short period of time under the guidance of manager Nick Bunyard and his team. Following on from the two very good draws against table topping Chippenham and Leamington, the home fans have now started to believe that a win is possible against any of the sides in the league, and they looked forward to this one with recent signing Stuart Dickins starting at centre half and Kris Miller starting on the wing in place of Ricky Hulbert, the side continues to look  balanced and to have strength in depth. On a calm, cool night, the match started with Frome having the best of the opening exchanges and seeking to get behind the visitor’s defence, but then Cirencester showed why they are in the position they are as a quick counter attack required Darren Chitty to make two great saves in quick succession as Connor Thompson showed a lot of pace on the right wing. However, Frome looked dangerous every time they went forward and in the 26th minute a run from Kris Miller took him through three tackles before winning a corner, and from that corner, Liam Monelle found space in the box to hit a right foot shot that just skimmed post, ending up in the side netting. In a fast, physical game, Cirencester had chances around the half hour as first Charlie Griffin and then Thompson found space to hit snap shots just wide when in good positions, but then in the 37th minute, Frome took the lead as a great ball from Miller found Monelle in space on the left wing, and the dangerous forward cut inside his marker and hit a superb low shot into the far corner of the goal. However, Frome’s lead only lasted a minute and as a flowing right wing move from Cirencester was finished off by Thompson as he shot home from six yards out with a lot of the Frome defence still appealing for a handball that they believe should have been awarded. Frome made it 2-1 in the 44th minute as a free kick for a dangerous tackle on Chris Knowles was slanted into the area, and Miller was on hand to collect and control the ball and unleash a left foot shot that took a slight deflection on it’s way into the net. Frome came flying out of the blocks at the start of the second half and the first five minutes saw chaos in the Cirencester box as they struggled to deal with the attacks, but they rode out the storm and started to look settled again, only to be nearly caught out in the 59th as a ball over the top saw the impressive Monelle use his pace and strength to win the ball from Mark Pritchett, but as he he cut inside with just the keeper to beat, his right foot shot cleared the top corner. But Monelle was not going to be denied and a minute later, a superb ball from Chris Knowles set him free on the right and this time he cut in and cleverly pulled the ball across the box allowing Lewis Haldane to produce a deft back heel that clipped the ball into the net and gave Frome a two goal advantage. With Darren Chitty hobbling visibly by this time, Frome looked to consolidate their lead and protect their keeper, and after a five minute stoppage due to an injury to the referee that required a member of the crowd to take over running the line, they managed to produce a composed performance that restricted Cirencester to long range shots and regulation saves. Cirencester’s Glyn Gardner pulled off the save of the night to deny substitute Joe Tumelty as he cut inside and let fly from 20 yards, but Chitty could do little to prevent Cirencester from pulling it back to 3-2 in the fourth minute of injury time as centre half Adam Connolly provided a perfect example of how to hit a 25 yard shot with power and swerve and also to keep it low. The five remaining minutes were nail biting for the home crowd, but there were no more incidents and the crowd were able to applaud the team for a four match unbeaten run against distinguished opposition.         On a night when there were many candidates for the  H&B Tyres Man of the Match Award, Liam Monelle was chosen and his effort and confidence up front is making a huge contribution to Frome’s ability to win matches. Programme Sponsor xxx