Updated: Aug 29, 2021
A goal in each half helped Frome to a comfortable win against Slimbridge, as the Robins continued their unbeaten start to the season.
After an end-to-end opening on a warm afternoon at Badgers Hill, Frome took the lead when Rex Mannings picked out Joe O’Loughlin on the left wing before racing into the penalty to get on the end of the wing-back’s cross and score.
Mannings was only denied a second moments later thanks to an excellent stop from visiting ‘keeper Lewis Adams.
Slimbridge worked their way back into the game as half-time approached, with Ben McLean hitting the post with an effort from distance, and only a heroic clearance from Sam Teale stopped Edjidja Mbunga drawing the visitors level in first half stoppage time.
The Robins started the second period strongly though, and after Adams had saved well from O’Loughlin, James Ollis was on hand to head home the resulting corner.
O’Loughlin was then denied the goal that his performance deserved when a Slimbridge defender was well positioned to clear a goal-bound shot on the line.
The away side had plenty of possession as they searched for a route back into the game but Frome defended resolutely, and only further saves from Adams prevented the score line looking more convincing come full-time.
The victory means that Danny Greaves’ side have now won their last three games at Badgers Hill across league and cup, and they will look to continue their strong start to the campaign when they visit Melksham on Monday.