Saturday’s game against Evesham was a landmark occasion for the midfield maestro as he
made his 300th Frome Town appearance, a rare feat achieved by less than a dozen players in
the long history of the club.
This weekend, the crowd showed their appreciation as Matt Smith was presented a trophy to mark the occasion by our Supporters Club and their Chairman John Turner.
Where it started
Matt Smith joined the Robins from Westbury United in the summer of 2010 and his debut
was an eventful one, scoring in a 6-0 demolition of Bridgwater.
He featured in the play-offs later that season which brought promotion to the Southern
League Premier Division and became one of the club’s most consistent performers as they
acquitted themselves at this higher level.
Inevitably, his form attracted the attention of other managers and he moved to high-flying
Chippenham in 2015, winning the Southern League title which led to testing himself in the
National League South.
A return to Frome After some 160 games with the Bluebirds and a brief stint at Melksham, Danny Greaves
brought him back to Badgers Hill in June of 2019 where he has continued to be a crowd
A record holder?
His 300 games have yielded 36 goals which included the remarkable feat last season of
scoring direct from a corner two games in a row.
A hug e congratulations to Matt Smith from everyone at the club.
Find out who else is in the 300 in Tuesday's matchday digital programme
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