Saturday 17th December 2016
Evo-Stik Southern Premier League
Dunstable Town 0 Frome Town 2
Frome Scorers: Jackson (42), Knight (50)
Dunstable Scorers: None
Star Man: Kris Miller
Entertainment Value: 4/5
Frome Town produced another impressive performance to score their third away victory in a row as
goals either side of half time from Jake Jackson and Ollie Knight led to an excellent 2-0 victory at
Dunstable that keeps Frome in 6th place in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier.
Frome were able to name the same team that had won at Hayes and Yeading in the week, with the
exception of Marcus Mapstone coming back into the centre of defence, Sam Teale moving to left
back and Chris Gregan moving to the subs bench, though Dan Cleverley, Mitchell Bryant, Jordan
Walker and Aiden Kirby were all unavailable.
Despite fog lingering throughout the match it never became a serious problem and after the early
sparring, Frome were first to show as Jon Davies brought a save from Jamie Head and from the
resulting corner, Mapstone headed just wide.
Frome continued to make the running, with a Jake Jackson shot blocked and Mike Bryant and Ollie
Knight combining well before denied by Head, and after a powerful Teale drive was blocked,
Dunstable created their first chance as a cross was whipped into the 6 yard box only to find no-one
Davies again brought a save from Head with a left foot shot and the keeper had to be alert to just
claim the rebound before Jackson arrived, and with Dunstable obviously showing signs of frustration
with the way the match was going, Frome finally got the goal they desrved in the 42nd as Davies
whipped a cross into the box following a throw in and Jackson was on hand to finish with his third
goal in two games.
The second half started with Dunstable missing a great chance right at the start but Connor Roberts
and Kyle Phillips between them managed to keep the ball out, but Frome then struck a killer blow in
the 50th as Knight headed a Bryant cross home at the far post following good link up play with
Dunstable had a chance to reduce the arrears shortly after as Phillips came out of his goal only to
lose the ball and a clearance off the line saved the day, but Frome were soon back in the driving seat
as Knight latched onto a great crossfield ball from Clayton Green and brought another good save
Jon Davies almost scored an outrageous individual goal as he ran the length of the pitch only to be
denied by Head at the end, but then Dunstable had a period of possession that lead to several
corners and free kicks, none of which really troubling the well marshalled Frome defence, and this
was how it stayed until the end, with Frome showing their experience and composure to keep
possession and run the clock down.
It’s generally accepted that in this league, 42 points will just about avoid relegation, and Frome have
plenty of experience of just about getting that total in former seasons, so to find themselves sitting
comfortably in sixth place with 42 points before Christmas is absolutely outstanding and a huge credit
to Josh Jeffries and his team who are now good enough to beat anyone, regardless of how difficult
those in authority try and make it for them.
Kris Miller was awarded the H&B Tyres Man of the Match Award and there’s no doubt that the
defender is having best period in a Frome shirt at the moment.