Frome Town Ladies welcomed Burnham United Ladies to Badgers Hill for their first game of 2019 looking to start the new year in winning fashion.
It didn’t take long for Frome to test the Burnham keeper with a half chance falling to Underhill who lifted the ball over the away keeper but narrowly missed the target.
Frome with all the early pressure struck their first on 8 minutes after a misjudged header by the Burnham centre half found the net after good pressure from Underhill following a searching cross into the box by Seviour. Frome’s supremacy across the park showed as each attack ended with a save from the visiting keeper or a last ditch clearance from the Burnham defence. 20 minutes in and a free kick awarded to Frome on the edge of the area was pushed onto the post by the keeper from a well struck shot by Underhill but in the right place to tap in lurked the industrious Petteford to put Frome 2 up. Frome continued to push on for a 3rd for the remaining 25 minutes of the half creating more chances but were unable to convert.
The second half started with Frome looking comfortable across the whole pitch for 10 minutes and capitalised on a bit of good luck as Christmas’ goal bound effort took a deflection and nestled nicely in the bottom corner to put the game to bed. Both teams battled hard but the supporting crowd had to wait until the 87th minute for Frome’s 4th as Petteford swivelled and turned her marker on the edge of the area and instinctively hit a sweet shot into the bottom corner.
Frome supporters player of the match was awarded to someone who worked the whole game for the team and also grabbed herself 2 goals, Petteford.
Lastly a huge thank you to todays match sponsores Kane McGuiness of Mindset and George Holland of Frome CSCS.
The Robins travel to Yeovil next weekend, as they look to extend their season-long unbeaten run going at Penmill Ladies.