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FROME TOWN 2 - 0 YATE TOWN

Frome Town continued their fantastic form with victory over play-off chasing Yate Town.


Second half strikes from James Ollis and Kane Simpson were enough to give the BA11 side another huge three points, helping them keep pace with Wimborne at the top of the league.



Danny Greaves unsurprisingly named an unchanged side, to the one that did the job over Bideford this time last week and once again, from top to bottom the team put in a fantastic shift from start to finish.


It wasn’t just a good performance on the pitch, but also in the stands, with 571 fans attending, the noise created by the BA11 faithful helped push the players on during the game.


Frome were dominant early on, and the first chance, just went astray from Simpson in the 8th minute, after good work from Jon Davies to win the ball off of the Yate Town defender, he fizzed a low cross in, but just out of Simpson’s reach.


A similar chance came 12 minutes later, this time from the other side as Zak Drew made space in the box, before drilling a low cross towards Ollis who diverted his effort towards goal but not beyond Sainsbury in goal.


The home side then thought they had the lead 30 minutes in when Ollis was played through before slotting past the keeper, celebrations were unfortunately cut short when the linesman raised her flag for offside.


The Somerset side continued to dominate for the remainder of the half, Davies had a free-kick tipped over in the 35th minute and Simpson had a shot blocked 3 minutes later, bringing a close to a positive, but frustrating half of football.


The Bluebells did come out the second half in a more positive manner, but Frome’s defence and midfield stood firm, denying them any clear cut chances.


The dead lock was then broken, 68 minutes in when Ollis ran onto a through ball, firing low past the keeper and scoring his 50th goal for the club in the process.


Frome looked comfortable, in and out of possession but a second goal was still wanted and thats exactly what came seven minutes from time.


Meakes, who came on in the 79th minute and made a real impact as he always does, causing havoc in the box, he saw his shot blocked before it fell to Simpson who found a yard of space, before firing past the keeper, strangely enough also his 50th goal for the club, I’m sure Ollis will be happy to reach the mark 15 minutes quicker than him though.


Frome then managed the remainder of the game superbly, the away side gave it a go, but didn’t trouble Kyle Philips goal too much, before the referee bought proceedings to a close.


It’s Evesham away up next, another tough game against a play-off chasing side and we’ll need as many of you there cheering the team on.


Match report and live updates by Harrison Richards

 

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Good match report by Harrison and accurate assessment by Gerry. Wimborne are favourites to top the league but not nailed on, yet. The Robins could still get there and the team is getting better by the game, it appears.

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Post Yate Town…


Well, Wimborne did win with an 87th minute goal from ex Frome player Harry Baker, who, although not a regular starter has done well for them this season.

Anyway, let’s talk Evesham, as both Wimborne and ourselves play them next week. At present Evesham sit in the final play off slot but there’s about half a dozen teams just below them looking to knock them off their perch. Evesham have only lost 2 of their last 18 games and played Cribbs 3 times this season without losing. They also drew at home to Wimborne and played quite well at ‘The Hill,’ only losing 3-2 -, so this is going to be another tough, tough, toughie for the pair…


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This was a very, very difficult game against a very tough side,who are on the up.The Bluebells are undeniably a very tall, fit & physical side, but also a very good footballing side that posed a genuine threat. Not the sort of side that you want to go a goal down to?

It was a very tense game until Kane scored the second goal. This was a real test for the Robins, which they passed with flying colours. They were very much up to the challenge but needed a very professional defensive approach to get there. Our back three today were superb and this gave us time and confidence to allow our strikers to finally pounce when the chances arrived.…


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