Saturday 8th October 2016
Evo-Stik Southern Premier League
St Ives Town 1 Frome Town 1
Frome Scorers: Roberts (37)
St Ives Scorers: De’Ath (90)
Star Man: Kyle Phillips
Entertainment Value: 3/5
With Frome leading from the 37th minute with a goal from Connor Roberts, they looked to be
heading for a welcome win until a goal from Charlie De’Ath right at the end gave the St Ives Town a
share of the points in a 1-1 draw.
Frome started well in this match and after Corby Moore had hit a screamer from just outside the
box that brought a stunning save from Ollie Sutton, they took the lead in the 37th as Roberts
tapped home after a Frome corner had caused problems in the home defence.
Frome keeper Kyle Phillips had a good first half, saving well from Josh Dawkin early on, and he
kept them in the lead with a super save to push away a Justin Leavers header just before the
Frome looked comfortable defending their lead for much of the second half and could well have
made it 2-0 as Darren Jefferies cut on from the left to hit a shot that just shaved the outside of the
far post, and a few minutes later he provided a left wing free kick that Mitchell Page just failed to
Phillips again showed his class to pull off a stunning save to tip a Scott Sinclair screamer over the
bar, but as the match moved towards the final whistle, St Ives threw everybody forward and right
at the death, up popped centre half De’Ath to drive home from close range after a Sinclair free
kick had bounced down from the underside of the bar.
Frome host Cinderford Town on Wednesday night in their first home league match for almost a
month and it would be good to get the three points to gather some momentum following the stutter
that followed their excellent start to the season.
Frome goalkeeper Kyle Phillips was awarded the H&B Tyres Man of the Match award, and after his
good game at Larkhall in midweek, he is showing that he is a worthy successor to the legend that
was Darren Chitty.