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Bridgwater United vs Frome Town: Match Preview and Ticket Info

Steve Jupp, BA11's very own Club Historian, previews another pre-season visit to a county rival.

With the big kick-off at home to Cribbs just three weeks away, Frome Town continue their programme of warm-up games on Saturday with a trip to fellow Somerset Robins, Bridgwater United.

Matt Smith scored on his Frome Town debut against Bridgwater thirteen years ago.

'Town' transformed into 'United' a couple of years ago following a merger with the women's club Yeovil United and they currently compete in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division where last season, after a blistering start, they faded a little to finish fourth.


Older fans will recall some frustration back in the early 1980s when high-flying Frome decided against applying to join the Southern League (no automatic promotion in those days) while Bridgy did take that leap of faith at the same time but it cost them dear, soon going bust and dropping as low as the third tier of county football.


Renowned fighters, it took them five promotions over the best part of a quarter of a century to regain their former status and the two sides last did battle in the league in our promotion campaign of 2010-11.


Matt Smith had a Badgers Hill debut to remember, scoring in an emphatic 6-0 success while the goals continued to flow in the return at Fairfax Park, Frome again coming out on top, this time 5-2.


More recently, in October 2019, Bridgy triumphed 2-0 here at The Hill in a Somerset Premier Cup tie, the last instalment in what has been, over many decades, a fierce county rivalry.

 

Ticket Information

For those who are travelling to Fairfax Park, the Bridgwater United FC Twitter feed is currently advertising the following prices for tomorrow's game:


Adults £5 - Concessions £3 - U16s £1 - U12s FREE

 

Don't miss the other home friendlies coming up!




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