Frome Town Women travelled to Swindon Supermarine after a couple of forced weeks off to try and get back to winning ways.
The Robins matched the home side with an end to end 1st 10 minutes,forcing both keepers into regulation saves.
15 mins in Petteford tested the home keeper just inside the area with a strong shot which was pushed away for Frome’s 1st corner. Petteford whipped in a dangerous cross which Underhill profited from with a nice glancing header which left Swindon’s keeper no chance.
Frome’s confidence grew all over the pitch and they started to dominate the play, with the 1st half coming to a close Thorner-Atkinson tried an audacious 35yard effort that saw the back peddling home keeper thank there wasn’t a bit more on it.
Frome began the 2nd half full of confidence and on the front foot and it wasn’t long before Christmas had Frome’s 1st effort but pulled her shot slightly wide.
A sweeping move involving a great through ball by Underhill saw Christmas this time test the keeper who at full stretch pushed the ball away for a Frome corner resulting in goal 2 a carbon copy of the 1st, Underhill timing her run to perfection and glancing in another pin point cross.
With Swindon still a threat on the breakaway Frome put the game to bed with 25 mins still remaining with a nice move down the right, Petteford nicely released Thorner-Atkinson who looked as if she should of crossed from a difficult wide angle but decided to shoot and didn’t disappoint with a pin point dipping shot into the far corner.
The icing on the cake came from the hard working forward Hill who received a good ball 25yards out and spotted the home keeper off her line and teased her with a perfect lob 0-4!
Swindon worked hard to the end and got their reward with the last kick of the game 1-4 final result.
A much deserved win by Frome and with excellent performances throughout the whole team player of the match was a tricky decision, with such a long list of candidates the opposing linesman was consulted and independently picked out Petteford as Frome’s stand out player bossing the right hand side of midfield throughout.
Next week we’re back at The Robins Nest 2pm kick off playing Swindon Supermarine again!
Many thanks for the report from Frome Town Women and Kev Restorick!
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