Tuesday 13th December 2016
Evo-Stik Southern Premier League
Hayes & Yeading 1 Frome Town 3
Frome Scorers: Jackson (12)(69), Green (19)
Hayes & Yeading Scorers: Weiss (34)
Star Man: Jake Jackson
Entertainment Value: 4/5
Another impressive performance on a wet December evening in West London saw Frome complete
the double over Hayes & Yeading with a brace from Jake Jackson and a third from Clayton Green,
and the win saw them move into sixth place in the Southern Premier League.
With only Marcus Mapstone unavailable from the side that drew against Leamington, Chris Gregan
moved into the left back slot and Sam Teale played alongside Connor Roberts at the heart of the
Frome started the match looking the brighter of the two sides, and after an early chance for Teale
from a corner, they took the lead in the 12th minute as a perfectly flighted Jon Davies free kick was
met by the head of the flying Jake Jackson and his subtle glance directed it perfectly into the top
corner, giving Danny Boness no chance.
Further Frome pressure led to a 2-0 lead seven minutes later as a Davies right wing corner was
flicked on at the near post, and as the ball was driven back into the box, Clayton Green was on hand
to hammer it low into the net from eight yards out to give the struggling hosts a mountain to climb.
Frome carried on taking the game to the home side, and Jackson brought a brilliant save from
Boness to just the tip the ball over the bar, but then, a little against the run of play, Hayes pulled one
back in the 34th as a looping ball over the top was hit perfectly on the volley by Mitchell Weiss, and
his left foot shot curled low inside the far post from just outside the Frome area.
The goal gave some heart to Hayes and they took the game to Frome for the remaining ten minutes
of the second half but failed to make any dent in the visitors defence and the score remained 2-1 to
Frome at half time.
The start of the second half was fairly even, but Frome always looked the more likely side to get
another goal, and Hayes survived a big penalty shout in the 55th as Ollie Knight was pulled down
when clean through, only for the referee to ward the free kick to Hayes and book Knight for diving ...
a decision that even had the defenders shaking their heads in disbelief.
Frome brought on Darren Jefferies for Mike Bryant in the 65th minute, and the winger made an
almost immediate impact as a superb run on the right took him past a defender and a perfectly
flighted pull back from the dead ball line found the head of the unmarked Jackson who scored his
second of the night with a looping header over Boness.
With a 3-1 advantage, there was no way that Frome were going to throw this away, and they carried
on looking the more dangerous of the two sides with Davies creating several chances for those
around him, but no more goals arrived and the win takes Frome into 6th place in the league,
confounding the early season predictions and once again confirming how well Josh Jeffries and his
team have done in difficult conditions.
Jake Jackson was awarded the H&B Tyres Man of the Match Award and hopefully his two well taken
goals will open the floodgates after a quiet goal scoring spell by his standards.