Frome Town Poole Town Officials R Ganfield C Hopkins S Jenkins Match Sponsor xx Ball Sponsor xx Monday  August 31st 2015 Poole Town Away Monday 31st August 2015 Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division Poole Town 5 Frome Town 0 Frome Scorers: None Poole Scorers: Gillespie (6) (87), Devlin (27p), Brooks (33), Whisken (81), Crowd: 425 Star Man: Darren Chitty Entertainment Value: 3/5 Despite an improved performance in the second half, Frome Town did not have the fire power to really trouble one of the top six sides in the league, and clinical finishing and two late goals  saw Poole Town cruise to a 5-0 victory  After Saturday’s narrow home defeat by Kettering, interim manager named an almost unchanged line-up for this tough away match against last season’s runners up, with the only change being Ricky Hulbert replacing Ollie Taylor who was unavailable. Poole looked dangerous right from the start and a 25 yarder from Luke Roberts had been  deflected over the Frome bar, Ben Worlock was in the right place at the right time to head the resulting corner off the line. Poole did take the lead six minutes later after Roberts had brought a good save from Darren Chitty, the ball ran free on the edge of the Frome area and Richard Gillespie fired home, and four minutes later Poole almost doubled their advantage as Chitty turned a low Gillespie shot round the post, and was alert to make another fine save from the resulting corner. Frome first attack in the 12th minute saw a good build up as Jamie Horgan and Robb Hobbs combined well to set Tyler Sibbick free on the right, and his drilled low cross found Ricky Hulbert on the near post but his shot went wide. Steve Devlin had the ball in the net for Poole in the 21st, only for it to be ruled out for offside, but then Frome again threatened as Sibbick did well to control and turn in one movement and his through ball to Joe Tumelty saw the winger cut inside from the left and hit a shot that was heading for the top corner, only to be tipped away by the diving Nick Hutchings. Poole did get their second in the 27th as Gillespie won a penalty after a push by Steve Hulbert and Devlin made no mistake from the spot, putting the ball away to Chitty’s left hand side. Their third arrived in the 33rd minute as a ball forward from Mike Walker was knocked on by Gillespie allowing Marvin Brooks to run into the area and shoot past Chitty from the edge of the area, and with Gillespie having another effort ruled out for offside ten minutes later, Frome were possibly now looking at a repeat of last years 7-0 result. However, the second half was better and saw Frome taking the match to the hosts more, and after Gillespie had fired over from range in the 51st, Frome almost reduced the deficit Horgan fed a perfect through ball to Tumelty, but his goalbound shot was deflected away by a combination of the legs of Whisken and Hutchings. Frome continued with their policy of going forward at Poole and after Hulbert had cut in from the right to shoot low into Hutchings, he almost found the perfect cross to Sibbick, but it was slightly too high and the energetic striker headed over the bar. Unfortunately for Frome, the goal that could have changed the balance of the match failed to come, and Poole scored a fourth in the 81st as a Devlin corner seemed to flick off Ben Worlock at the near post and deflect wickedly in at the far post, though the official gave the goal to Whisken, and the fifth arrived with Gillespie leaping unmarked at the far post to head home a deep right wing cross with two minutes of normal time left. So, another wet August Bank Holiday trip to Poole ended with another defeat, but the manner of the defeat suggested that there are better days to come, and with the arrival of new manager Nick Bunyard now imminent, Frome will hopefully be looking to consolidate with some solid performances in the not too distant future.  Goalkeeper Darren Chitty  was awarded the H&B Tyres Man of the Match Award, and no doubt he’s looking forward to a period where he’s not winning this award quite so often. Programme Sponsor xxx