Frome Team: Phillips Lenihan Cooper Maidment Mapstone (c) O’Loughlin Smith Davies Monks Simpson Manning’s Subs: Brown, Hobbs, Peck, Cottle, Hallett Goals: O'Loughlin, Smith
Frome's current run of away wins was bought to a surprising hault following a hard fought match in difficult conditions. A penalty miss and a last minute equaliser has seen Frome's lead at the top of table cut to just 3 points with Thatcham having 4 games in hand.
It was a fast start for Frome and after 8 mins a left foot strike from 25 yards saw Joe O’Loughlin claim his second goal in 2 matches. Then on 15 minutes Matt Smith picked up ball in centre circle ran through to slotted past keeper to make it 2-0 and looking pretty. However, Moneyfields were awarded a penalty on 28 minutes. The initial penalty was well saved, but the ball fell kindly and Bailey found the back of the net following the rebound.
The second half changed on the 56th minute. A red card for Moneyfields and a penalty awarded to Frome. Jon Davies stepped up but saw his penalty well saved and cleared.
The penalty save and the red card, lit a fire in the bellies of the Moneyfields team who had felt aggrieved at the red card. The 10 men started to put the pressure on the Robins. Who believed that they could hold onto the slender lead with the man advantage.
There was a fair amount of surprise when the additional time was held up to show 5 minutes to be played. However even more surpise as Moneyfields found the net deep into the 96th minute of the match. There was no time for Frome to respond, but given the circumstances it's two points dropped, to the delight of the chasing pack.