Updated: Jan 23, 2022
Frome played out a goalless draw with Winchester City in a game of few chances at the Simplyhealth City Ground on Saturday afternoon.
Matt Smith struck the post midway through the second half, but a lack of quality in the final third at both ends meant that neither goalkeeper was overworked.
Neither side were able to find a breakthrough in a first half of few chances, with Frome debutant Mike Baker putting in an impressive performance at the heart of the defence.
Jon Davies twice tested goalkeeper Charlie Philpott with efforts from inside the Winchester penalty area, but it was the home side that came closest to scoring.
Warren Bentley bundled his way through a handful of challenges on the edge of the Robins’ box, but with only James Carey to beat he poked his shot wide of goal.
Frome began the second half with a greater sense of urgency, pinning Winchester in their own half for long spells but ultimately struggling to test Philpott in goal.
Their best chance came and went in the 62nd minute as Smith connected with a cross from the left wing, only to see his effort bounce back off the post.
A hectic end to the game saw both sides fashion a series of half-chances but a decisive goal never arrived.
Winchester captain Jamie Barron tested Carey from halfway but the ‘keeper was on hand to turn the ball wide, and with one of the final attacks of the game full-back Josh McCormick blazed over the crossbar after being picked out in the box.
The Robins are back in action next Saturday as they welcome Bideford to Badgers Hill.