Frome Town Kings Lynn Officials J Durkin C Arkless N Whitfield Match Sponsor Kevin Corcoran Carpets Ball Sponsor Ramsfan Saturday 27th August 2016 Evo-Stik Southern Premier League Frome Town 1 Kings Lynn 3 Frome Scorers: Jefferies (6) Kings Lynn Scorers:  Clunan (60), Stevenson (78), Hillard (86) Crowd: 237 Star Man: Chris Gregan Entertainment Value: 3/5 After Frome had led 1-0 at half time, a disappointing second half with both sides reduced to ten men saw Kings Lynn equalise and then catch Frome with two late counter attacks that saw them run out as 3-1 winners. With Jordan Walker suspended, Jake Jackson injured and Sam Teale not yet fully fit, Chris Gregan started at left back with Clayton Green moving into midfield and George Miller taking on the No.9 shirt.  Frome took the lead in the 6th with their first real attack as a raid down the middle seemed to pose no real threat as Mitchell Page lost control, but the ball came off the central defender and broke to Darren Jefferies who advanced into the box and struck a low left foot shot into the corner of the goal. Kings Lynn replied with a period of pressure and as Jon Davies was dispossessed as he tried to break, Lynn’s Toby Hillard missed a big chance as he broke unchallenged into the box but skied his shot high and wide with only Darren Chitty to beat. Hillard was to miss an even bigger chance in the 14th as Shaun McWilliams broke into the box on the right and as he shot across the face of the goal, the unmarked Hillard should have buried it from close range, his shot lacked pace and direction and Chitty was able to make a good save. Despite Frome being generally second best, they almost made it 2-0 in the 20th as Davies robbed Matt Castellan on the edge of the box and as he played the ball into the area, Lynn’s Alex Street made an excellent save to tio away the shot of Clayton Green who had come bursting into the box. Frome’s lack of depth in their squad was highlighted in the 24th as their rock solid centre half Marcus Mapstone was forced off with a knee injury to be replaced by a wide midfield player Josh Ferguson, requiring Clayton Green to play at centre half, his third position in two matches. Despite Lynn tending to be the better side in the first half, Frome were still comfortable defending their lead, but things changed in the third minute of injury time as a challenge on Darren Jefferies by Dan Quigley went unpunished, the winger reacted to the challenge and after a melee had erupted, when the dust settled, Frome’s Page and Lynn’s Quigley were both shown straight reds, with the referee indicating that Page had thrown a punch and Quigley had kicked out when on the floor. Frome started well enough in the second half, but couldn’t create a chance in a match that was continually being interrupted by the referee’s whistle, and they only held on in the 54th as a Lynn right wing corner found Lee Stevenson unmarked, and after Chitty had pulled off a great save for the first header, the ball was swung back in and Stevenson’s second header thumped against the bar. After a Matt Castellan header had skimmed the home cross bar, Kings Lynn equalised in the 60th minute as a foul by Jefferies on the edge of the box led to a free kick that was hammered into the wall, only for the rebound to fall kindly for Mike Clunan who hit a great drive into the corner from just outside the box. To their credit, Frome went looking for the winner but looked a bit ragged and were failing to created chances. Kings Lynn were looking content to soak up the pressure and take home the point, but as Frome went forward they were leaving big gaps at the back and they were caught cold in the 78th as a right wing throw was missed by two Frome defenders and Stevenson found himself unmarked in the Frome box and shot low into the corner giving Chitty no chance. Aidan Kirby came on to replace Dan Cleverley in the 83rd as Frome threw everything at the visitors, but it made no real impact and they were caught cold again in the 86th as a right wing counter attack led to a cross that was easily fired home by Hillard, with two more Lynn forwards queueing up to score should he have missed his shot. Frome saw the welcome return to the pitch of Sam Teale with a few minutes left, and with injuries and suspension now starting to take its toll of the squad, let’s hope his full return is not too far away. Left back Chris Gregan was awarded the H&B Tyres Man of the Match award by Kevin Corcoran who had sponsored the match.