Frome Town Weymouth Officials M Bloor K Cutler I Khan Match Sponsor Special Effect (Tom Clarke) Ball Sponsor Barrie Simmons  Mike Chedgy Wednesday  October 28th  2015 Weymouth Home Wednesday 28th October 2015 Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division Frome Town 1 Weymouth 1 Frome Scorers: Sibbick (37) Weymouth Scorers: Yetton (70) Crowd: 472 Star Man: Jon Davies Entertainment Value: 5/5 A fast, furious and highly entertaining game finally ended in a 1-1 draw between Frome and Weymouth, and on balance, that was a fair result, though with a little more luck, Frome might just have taken all three points in the final minutes. University calls on players meant that Frome were without the services of Connor Roberts, Joe Tumelty and Jordy Nkunga, so the side was re-shuffled with Jordan Walker moving from midfield to right back, Ricky Hulbert taking the midfield slot and new signing Marcus Mapstone coming in for his debut at centre half alongside Stuart Dickin. Dan Lloyd-Western kept his place in goal after an impressive performance at the weekend. With Weymouth having only lost one of their last eight league matches and sitting in fourth place in the league, this was to prove another test for the rapidly improving Frome side that has only lost two of their last eight league games. The match started with chances at both ends, and Lloyd-Western did well early on to make a very good double save, denying Tim Sills as he closed in for the rebound following Stewart Yettons first time shot, but then Frome went very close as a Jon Davies and Corby Moore played a neat one two that resulted in a perfct low ball into Tyler Sibbick only for the number nine to get under it and clear the crossbar. As the match settled, there wasn’t a lot to choose between the sides, with Weymouth cariving out a chance for Adam Kelly in the 17th that brought a regulation save from Lloyd-Western and  Hulbert making a very sharp last minute interception to deny Yetton a shooting chance. At the other end, Davies was causing problems for the Weymouth defence with his curling free kicks and corners and a 27th minute in-swinging corner nearly caught Jason Matthews out but he managed to palm it away to safety. Frome took the lead in the 37th minute as a curling cross from Davies was perfectly placed to just clear the head of Pat Baldwin and Sibbick showed remarkable composure to take the ball on his chest, bring it down and calmly slot the ball past Matthews into the far corner. Frome went close again in the 43rd minute as a Davies free kick was headed out to Darren Jefferies to blast one inches past the far post, but then just before half time, Weymouth spurned an opportunity as Chris McPhee headed over the bar from close range and at half time, Frome were just worth their one goal advantage. The second half started in a manner that was going to last the half, with Weymouth probably having a little more of the possession and territory, but Frome defending with great tenacity and looking ultra dangerous as they counter attacked. Two early counter attacks brought saves from Matthews which denied first Corby Moore and then Sibbick, and then as the temperature of the match started to heat up, in the 61st minute Jon Davies produced a stunning run from inside in his own half, and as three defenders closed in on him, he jinked inside and curled a 25 yard shot onto the Weymouth cross bar, and  two minutes later another run and shot this time brought a good save from Matthews. Weymouth now started to attack with a lot of pace and bodies and and after a few minutes of frenzied defending, the pressure finally told as Jordan Walker bent low to head a ball out of play only for Yetton to latch onto the ball and drive it beyond Lloyd-Western who had no chance of saving it, and at 1-1 this match could have had any end result. The pace now stepped up again as both sides went for the winner. Davies clipped a free kick over the bar for Frome, Weymouth’s Calvin Brooks flashed a header just wide of the Frome goal and a few minutes later a Yetton header was cleared off the line. As the minutes ticked away, the tackles became tastier, but both defences stayed solid and then in the 92nd minute Frome had a golden chance to win it as a low Matthews clearance was latched onto by substitute Liam Monelle, but as the empty goal beckoned, he couldn’t quite get the direction he needed in the tiime available and the shot cleared the far post by a couple of yards, and the final whistle blew shortly afterwards.    With another impressive perfomance  that very nearly produced the winner, Jon Davies was  awarded the H&B Tyres man of the match award by Tom Clarke who had sponsored the match with Special Effect. Programme Sponsor Stevens Family