Saturday 20th August 2016
Evo-Stik Southern Premier League
Kings Langley 2 Frome Town 2
Frome Scorers: Cleverley (27), Jackson (70)
Kings Langley Scorers: Waldren (21), Toomey (37p)
Star Man: Jon Davies
Entertainment Value: 3/5
After a poor first half which saw them trailing 2-1 at half time, Frome improved dramatically in the
second half and after equalising through Jake Jackson they had several chances to win this match,
but in the end shared the points.
After an even start with both sides struggling with the wet and windy conditions, Kings Langley
started to look dangerous with Lewis Toomey just failing to convert a Sean Coughlan cross, but
went ahead when Jack Waldren added to his debut goal four days earlier. Emmanuel Folarin and
Gary Connolly combined on the right to cross to Waldren, who brought a good save out of Darren
Chitty, but Waldren calmly netted the rebound.
Frome equalised six minutes later as skipper Dan Cleverley rose to head home from 10 yards a
perfect, left wing Jon Davies free kick, and chances were then even with Gary Connolly going just
just wide as he got to a Waldren cross, and at the other end,Darren Jefferies wnet close with a a
Kings Langley took the lead in the 37th as Sean Coughlan made a direct, weaving run into the box
and went to ground easily, and Lewis Toomey converted from the spot, and the hosts cariried on
looking the more dangerous as first Coughlan missed a Toomey cross by inches and a Dean
Hitchcock free kick was held by Chitty as the hosts finished the half in control.
The second half started in similar fashion to the first as first Toomey fired past the post Sean
Coughlan went close as he fired past the post after a flowing move, and after Chitty had tipped a
cross onto the post and Jorell Johnson headed over it looked as if Frome might well be returning
However, they are made of sterner stuff, weathered the storm and came back to dominate the last
twenty minutes with the wind behind them. As the Kings Langley defence gave the ball away in the
70th, Mitchell Page broke clear and picked out Jake Jackson who converted from close range with
his fourth goal in as many matches, though this time he had started the match rather than being
brought on as substitute.
With Frome going for the winner, they were denied a big shout for a penalty, Davies saw a 30 yard
free kick just tipped over by Xavi Comas and Darren Jefferies had a big chance to win it towards
the end only to be denied by another good low save from Comas.
The draw meant that Frome rose to third in the league, with three wins, one defeat and one draw
from their first five matches.
Jon Davies was awarded the H&B Tyres Man of the Match award for a very impressive display in
midfield and has been very influential this season in creating chances and scoring goals.