Wednesday 14th September 2016
Evo-Stik Southern Premier League
Frome Town 0 Dorchester Town 4
Frome Scorers: None
Dorchester Scorers: Walker (32), (83), (89), Mateus (42)
Star Man: None Awarded
Entertainment Value: 3/5
Following on from their excellent win four days before against Biggleswade, Frome were expected
to do well against bottom the table Dorchester Town, but it turned out to be a disaster and after
conceding twice in the first half, Frome went chasing the game and were caught cold twice at the
end as Nathan Walker helped himself to a hat trick.
Frome found themselves under pressure right from the kick off, and Dorchester’s best chances early
on came from two two Neil Martin corners that both found Matt Oldring in space, but he was unable
to hit the target with either effort.
With both Jon Davis and Jackson hitting shots over the bar in the next couple of minutes, Frome
were struggling to hit the target, but their best move of the match came in the 25th when George
Miller’s good work on the wing and pass to Davis resulted in a great ball for Jackson who side-
footed the ball towards goal only to see keeper Shane Murphy make a fingertip save.
Moments later, Darren Chitty did well to keep the scores level as he tipped a dipping volley from
Nathan Walker over the bar, but the Dorchester took the lead in the 32nd as a poor header from
Nathan Summers allowed Walker through and he cleverly lobbed over Chitty from just outside the
outside the box.
Four minutes before the break, two ex Robins combined and after Ben Wood beat three three
defenders and his driven cross eventually fell to Mario Mateus who stabbed the ball home from five
yards for his first gaol for the visitors to gove Frome a mountain to climb.
The second half saw Frome make a substitution with Nathan Summers being replaced by Marcus
Mapstone, and they started the half the better of the two sides, but they were struggling to create
any clear cut chances, and as the game progressed the frustration started to set in.
Clayton Green was booked for a push on Jake Smeeton two minutes into the half and the referee’s
whistle started to interrupt play a lot as as the free kick tally started to rise. Left back Chris
Gregan was replaced by forward Aidan Kirby in the 65th minute as Frome stepped up the attacking
options in an effort to rescue the game.
Alas, it wasn't to be and in fact it got worse in the 75th with Green receiving his second yellow
and a sending off for lashing out at Mateus, and soon after Dorchester sealed the match as Mateus
hit a perfect cross for Walker to produce a towering header and score into the top corner to make
it 3 v 0 to the visitors.
Dorchester then made 3 subs in three mins to soak up some time, and with the game edging
towards time Walker scored his third goal of the game in the 89th as Ollie Bassett found him in
space and he rifled home with his left foot to complete his hat trick and and make the final score
4-0 to the visitors.
Despite this setback, Frome remain in 5th place in the league with their best start, but this match
shows once again that nothing can be taken for granted in this league and it seems that pretty
much any team can beat any other team with the right approach and attitude.
Frome will look to bounce back again on Saturday as they visit Stratford Town in a re-arranged
On a bad night at the office, no H&B Tyres Man of the Match award was made