FAN'S VIEW: Long journey is well worth it ahead of legends' visit
Geoff Morton-Norris provides a fan's view on events at Frome Town Football Club...
Frome Town made their longest away trip of the season on Saturday when they visited St Neots in Cambridgeshire.
The journey of more than three hours did not seem to deter the visitors, though, as they came away with all three points after a 1-0 victory.
It was a massive result for the club, drawing us away from the relegation zone, and it was great to see us keep a third clean sheet in a row in the league. It seems the whole team is back to defending the way we have been accustomed in the past.
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We have a generally young squad and manager Darren Perrin has to be congratulated on how he has moulded the team together on a budget that was less than half of Frome’s opponents last Saturday.
The players must also be congratulated for all the hard work they put in. The important thing now is that we build on this with some more positive results.
Some of the recent signings show what international opportunities exist for young football players, with local lad Lloyd Matthews joining from Georgia College USA , Sam Wade from Australia and Ricky Hulbert rejoining from New Zealand.
At the time of writing, there was plenty of excitement at the club ahead of yesterday’s visit by The Football Pools representatives to view progress on the 90-day Challenge ground makeover.
They were accompanied by two goalscoring legends, namely Kenny Dalglish and Trevor Francis – the first million-pound signing in the UK.
We are roughly one month into the challenge and work is ahead of schedule . Preparation of the main stand, ready for all seating, is going tremendously well in particular.
Work on the kitchen and classroom in the main building has also started and, thanks to the many volunteers, looks very good already.
Thanks to Compugraphics for donating new signage for the clubhouse, Jewson for donating wooden panels for the new fencing around the ground and Russell Evans for a new uPVC door for one of the turnstiles.
We still need a digger and transporter to remove a pile of earth at one end of the ground to create more parking spaces, as well as a short-throw projector and large whiteboard for the new classroom.
Interior and exterior paint is also required, along with three more uPVC doors for the turnstiles plus tables and chairs.
Anyone wishing to help should contact the club on email@example.com or call Ian Pearce on 07811 511222.