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Weston-super-Mare 3-2 Frome

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

Frome exited the Southern League Challenge Cup after coming out on the wrong side of an entertaining contest against Weston-super-Mare on Tuesday night.

A first goal of the season from Kane Simpson gave the Robins the lead early in the second half but two quick-fire goals from the home side gave them the win.

Weston forward Prince Henry gave his side an early lead when he reacted quickly to a corner played into the Frome penalty area and smashed a shot home.

Despite the early setback, Frome were back on level terms soon after with James Ollis slotting home from the penalty spot after he had been fouled in the box.

Rex Mannings then saw a penalty of his own saved by Weston ‘keeper Luke Purnell after Ollis had been brought down, this time by Purnell, after the Robins forward had chased down a mis-timed defensive header.

It was the home side who had most of the chances in the remainder of the first half but on the occasions they did hit the target, Seth Locke was on hand to keep them out.

Weston started the second half strongly but it was Frome who took the lead when Simpson beat the offside trap and lashed home a powerful effort off the underside of the crossbar to register his first strike of the campaign.

Weston drew level when Adam Smith did brilliantly to cut in from the left and bend a shot beyond the dive of Locke, and soon after the Seagulls were back in front.

The decisive goal arrived when Lloyd Humphries was on hand to turn home a cross from Henry after the striker had escaped down the left wing.

Despite pushing for an equaliser in the remaining half hour, Weston defended resolutely and secured progress to the next round.

One positive for the Robins was a debut for 16-year-old Lucas Scwalbe-Goodwin in the closing stages.

Frome are back in action on Saturday afternoon with a trip to Didcot Town in the FA Trophy.

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