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Bath City Women 1 - 0 Frome Town Women

Frome Town Women suffered a narrow defeat to Bath City Women at Twerton Park despite a great team performance.

In front of a crowd of 116 where both teams looked up for the game with solid defending and fast attacks.

Frome's defence of Whisstock, Bird, Didymus, and Player of the match Perkins looked solid throughout and Ratcliffe when she came on later on in game. The midfield trio off in-form Starr, Ham and Underhill battled hard throughout.

Frome created some opportunities which the impressive Minty tested the Bath keeper but couldn't find the way past. Also a Minty corner hit the Bath defender who nearly flicked into her own goal which goalie collected. Frome's best chance of the half fell to Harris when put clean through only for the Bath keeper to save.

Bath were restricted to chances from range with Billet saving any efforts towards the goal.

In 2nd half it continued to be an even game.

As we approached the 60th minute a Cracker from Bath striker Goater beats Billet to give Bath the lead.

Frome tried creating more chances with Ham going close from range. Sub Peet finds Minty who effort from range was saved soon after. Meanwhile, Billet made a superb diving save to deny Bath a second.

With 10 minutes to go Iris Eden came on for her debut after joining from Frome Town United under 16s recently.

Ben Bolland Frome Town Women Manager said: "Close game today. Massive credit to the players for the work rate and performance against a good side. It didn't quite go our way today but we have made huge steps in a couple of weeks and look forward to the next game."

Leah Ham Frome Town Women Midfielder said: "Really good today , thought today we had a really good performance and a big improvement from the last game. Was a real shame to not get the result that we felt was deserved but there are so many positives that we will take into next week."

On a day where I feel Frome definitely deserved to get something from the game there's alot of positives to take going into the run of home games beginning on Sunday 12th November against Shaftesbury.

Match Report By Ryan Atkins

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