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Bristol Manor Farm 0-3 Frome

Updated: Nov 8, 2021

Frome recorded an impressive three-goal win at Bristol Manor Farm on Saturday afternoon, extending their winning run to seven games in a row in the process.

An early goal from Rex Mannings was followed up by a second-half own goal and a late strike from substitute James Ollis as the Robins remained top of the Southern League Division One South.

Frome took the lead in the first ten minutes as Jon Davies slid a pass into the path of Mannings, and even though the forward was initially denied by home ‘keeper Ben John, he was on hand to roll the ball into the empty net at the second attempt.

After controlling the opening stages, the Robins encountered a rare moment of worry midway through the first half when Manor Farm played a long ball over the defence in the direction of striker Owen Howe. Thankfully, James Carey was on hand to head the bouncing ball clear before Howe could control.

A massive chance for Frome to double the lead came soon after, as Alex Monks played Kane Simpson in on goal, only for the striker to scoop his effort wide of the target when well positioned.

Another chance to extend the lead came and went early in the second period, with Davies thumping a shot against the post from distance.

However, the decisive goal did arrive 20 minutes from time. Davies looped an inviting cross into the Manor Farm penalty area and home defender Mason Winter headed the ball into his own goal under pressure from Martin Lenihan.

That decisive moment allowed the Robins to sit back and soak up pressure from the home side, but they had not quite finished troubling the scoreboard yet.

In the final minute of the game, Ollis latched on to a loose ball ahead of John and found the net with a composed finish from a tight angle to add further gloss to an impressive afternoon.

Frome are back in action on Tuesday night as they make the trip to Bishops Lydeard in the Somerset Cup.

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