Updated: Oct 21, 2020
A Kane Simpson brace and goals from Jack Witcombe and James Ollis helped The Robins return to winning ways in the Southern League, as they secured a comfortable 5-0 win against Highworth Town at The Robins’ Nest.
The Robins took the lead very early on as top scorer Simpson latched onto Jon Davies’ cross and converted from close range, his seventh in all competitions this season.
Simpson nearly scored his second just minutes later as he rounded The Worthians keeper Luke Kuczynski, but his effort went just past the post.
The home side asserted their dominance throughout the half as they controlled the ball and looked assured in defence, as the match meandered to the break with The Robins holding their lead.
Their dominance continues into the second half as both full-backs kept rampaging up the wings, and Joe O’Loughlin even managed a shot with 53 minutres on the clock but his effort went just wide of the post.
The Robins would extend their lead through right full-back Witcombe, his first goal for his hometown club, as he just about evaded a Highworth defender to tap Davies cross home.
Just minutes later, Simpson would get this second of the evening as he scored with a sublime strike which gave The Robins a three-goal lead.
Simpson should have got his hat-trick as he headed James Ollis’ cross towards goal but it rebounded straight off the post.
The home sides’ lead would be strengthened through an own goal, as Highworth defender Tom Rejek headed Nathan Davis’ cross towards goal.
The Robins secured all three points with a really commanding performance, sealing their second win this week, following Saturday’s FA Trophy triumph on penalties over AFC Totton.
FROME TOWN: Evans, Witcombe, Hallett, Maidment, Teale (c), O'Loughlin (Lenihan 68'), Peck, Hobbs, Monks (Davis 71'), Davies (Ollis 71'), Simpson.
SUBS NOT USED: Mannings, Jackson.
The Robins return to The Robins' Nest this weekend for a Southern League clash against Cirencester Town. Tickets are available now online at: https://www.weareba11.com/events/cirencester-lg