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Match Report: Mangotsfield 0-1 Frome Town

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Game one and game won, as we start off the season with a tough 3 points away to Mangotsfield.

On a blustery day at Cossham Street a young Mangotsfield side proved a tough test for Frome Town. There was not much quality from either side in the opening few minutes and an earl scare for Frome as Carey passes to opposition striker but Mangotsfield fail to capitalise in the 14th minute.

A yellow card for Witcombe followed before a Monks shot from the edge of the box was blocked and a Simpson effort was cleared away. Frome began to apply more pressure as the first half drew to a close and a flowing move on 45 minutes resulted in a chance for Simpson which went narrowly over but the offside flag went up anyway.

Mangotsfield dominated the start of the second half with a header just wide from corner and Frome conceding cheap possession. Frome gradually worked their way back into it but no clear chances until Simpson created a chance for Mannings to poke home on 63 mins. There was an almost immediate equaliser as a mix up in the Frome defence required Carey to make a smart save to preserve the lead. Davies then set Simpson free and Glover in the home goal made a great save to deny him. With 10 mins to go Frome conceded a free kick right on the edge of the area but the resulting header was wide of the goal.

Carey was called on again in the closing stages to make a flying save from a long range effort as the home side pressed hard for an equaliser. Both side had chances in the closing few minutes but it ended with a 1-0 victory for the Robins.

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