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Frome Town 3 - 0 Willand Rovers

Updated: Nov 13, 2023

Frome Town displaced Willand Rovers from the top of the league after cruising to victory, courtesy of a Warren Maidment brace and a Sam Meakes goal.

The Robins went into the game looking for another win after previously beating Malvern Town last week.

Warren Maidment is now the Robins' top-scorer in the league this season.

They got off to the perfect start when, two minutes in, a Reece Rusher corner looped in to cause pinball in the box. Luckily for Frome, Maidment was alert enough to poke the ball in.

Things got even better just 20 minutes later, deja vu for Frome in the best way as another Reece Rusher corner was sent into the box and met the head of Maidment who planted the ball into the bottom corner to double the lead.

Frome were nearly out of sight thirty minutes in, a fantastic bit of play from Will Taylor saw him pick out George Rigg whose first touch was excellent but didn’t have the finish to match as the midfielder sent his effort wide of the post.

Willand did eventually grow into the half and nearly pulled a goal back in the 41st minute as Nicholas Milton’s header cannoned back off of the crossbar.

Half time came at a good time for the Robins with the Devon all white’s momentum coming to a stop.

The second half kicked off and Frome once again came out the more threatening side.

Rigg had a low cross held well by the keeper and Rusher had a shot from the left go just wide of the post all within the first ten minutes of the half.

Frome finally got a deserved third goal in the 63rd minute through Sam Meakes who continued his scoring streak after he latched on to a brilliant low cross from Jonathan Davies and put it past the helpless keeper.

Moments later the Somerset side were reduced to ten men. Rusher was the victim after a fantastic performance, the referee deeming his challenge late and high and giving him his marching orders.

However, the red card didn’t stop Frome looking threatening on the counter-attack and the defence stood strong to see out the game.

In the 75th minute new signing Marcus Day came on, who has signed on a short-term loan from Taunton Town.

The remainder of the affair saw Willard struggle to break down Frome’s solid backline, their few efforts on goal from free-kicks comfortably blocked by the wall.

The full-time whistle went and a big three points were secured against, at the time, top of the league.

The victory puts Frome up to second place with two games in hand on current leaders Wimborne Rovers.

Frome are back at Badgers Hill to face their toughest ask of the season next Saturday, as they take on Worthing in the FA Trophy and attempt to book a place in the Third Round of the tournament.

Match report and live updates by Harrison Richards.


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Gerry Urch
Gerry Urch
Nov 11, 2023

After a truly dreadful opening game of the home season ( 0-0 v Cribbs) the entertainment value since then has been fantastic! One reason for that is the openness of the games, with the Robins defence giving far too many chances to the opposition ( especially with crosses into our box) but surviving and being able to outscore the opposition, who fail to take their chances. and ultimately pay for it! Today , in the first half, it was exactly that, as Willand squandered several scorable chances to stay in the game and eventually The Robins cruised to a very decent victory indeed.

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