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Paulton Rovers vs. Frome Town: Preview and Ticket Info

Steve Jupp, BA11's Club Historian, sums up his thoughts ahead of another bout in a rivalry that goes back nearly 120 years.

It's derby day on Tuesday as Frome Town, fresh from that five-star second-half showing at Bishops Cleeve, make the short jaunt to Winterfield Road, home of one of their oldest rivals, Paulton Rovers, in a Southern League Division One South engagement (N.B. early kick-off time of 7.30pm).

George Rigg scored on our last visit to Winterfield Road

The Somerset Robins first met in 1904 and, over 140 clashes later, the contest still has an edge, victory or defeat is felt that little bit more keenly.

Last season's encounter was a typically feisty affair as Frome found themselves 3-1 down at the interval before a George Rigg strike midway through the second period led to an end-to-end finale but it was too little, too late.

The return at Badgers Hill in April, Frome's third home game in a hectic five day schedule, was somewhat more straightforward with a brace of first half goals from the two Sams, Meakes and Teale, more than enough to exact revenge.

Paulton have made a modest start to the current campaign, two wins, two draws and three defeats from seven with their most notable result being a hard-earned 1-0 triumph over leaders Willand.

Having played just one league fixture in the past six weeks, Frome will be keen to keep in touch with the leading group, but, as history shows, wins at Winterfield Road are hard to come by with just four from their last eighteen visits.


Match Details For those who plan on travelling to the game at Winterfield Road, admission can be purchased at the following prices: Adult - £10; Concessions - £8; U18s - £3; U12s - Free (according to the latest information provided).


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