Kane Simpson and Matt Smith's strikes secured a vital 2-0 victory over promotion rivals Winchester City, which helped The Robins consolidate their lead at the top of the Southern League Division One South table!
Not surprisingly Danny Greaves kept faith in the team that had put Basingstoke to the sword the week before and after an initial 5 minute assault from the visitors Frome soon settled into their stride.
The first real chance fell to Cottle whose effort came back off the post and Cooper’s follow up shot was deflected for a corner.
The deadlock was broken on 15 minutes when the again impressive Cottle carried the ball from half way into the Winchester area before finding Kane Simpson on the edge of the box where a fine strike nestled into the bottom corner.
Soon after Cottle was again the creator for Rex Mannings whose effort was unfortunately deflected wide and it remained 1-0 at the interval.
Winchester came out with a point to prove in the second half but Frome’s back 4 were as impressive as usual, limiting the visitors chances and Phillips was rarely called upon to make a significant save.
The game ebbed and flowed much more in the second half with Winchester pushing hard for an equaliser and Frome looking impressive on the counter attack.
Good goalkeeping prevented both Smith and Simpson from adding to the scoreline with Jon Davies creating chances for others after coming on as a second half substitute.
The game was settled in the 80th minute when a Simpson shot was superbly saved. The resultant corner dropped to Matt Smith at the far post who volleyed home to wrap up 3 more valuable points.
FROME TOWN XI: Phillips, Cooper, O'Loughlin, Teale, Mapstone, Hobbs, Simpson, Smith, Lenihan, Mannings, Cottle.
SUBS: Brown, Hallett, Maidment, Peck, Monks, Davies.