Frome Town denied in eight-goal thriller against Bedford Town
MATCH REPORT: Frome Town 4 Bedford Town 4
Football was the winner as Frome Town and Bedford Town shared eight goals in a scintillating match that saw the hosts come from behind twice, only for Bedford to snatch a last-gasp equaliser.
A stunning Darren Chitty tip over followed by Bedford’s John Sonuga heading the ball onto the crossbar from the resulting corner set the tone for the match early on.
As the match swung from end to end, Aaron Ledgister gave Frome the lead in the 15th minute with a superbly struck volley from the edge of the area that buried itself in the far corner.
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Andrew Philips equalised from the spot in the 25th as Dean Flockton was adjudged to have taken him down, and Bedford took the lead on the stroke of half time as Kerron Birch blasted a left volley past Chitty after the Frome defence had failed to clear the ball.
Frome made it 2-2 in the 51st as Ben Wood poked home from close range after a move involving six players, but Bedford regained the lead in the 65th as Birch shot home low from just inside the Frome area. It was 3-3 in the 81st as Wood was fouled and Ledgister scored easily from the spot, and the home crowd went wild as Ben Wood advanced on goal and scored with a 25 yard left foot screamer to make it 4-3 to Frome with three minutes to go.
As full time approached, a loose ball in midfield allowed Bedford to flood players forward and the equaliser arrived in the 2nd minute of injury time as Eugene Asante got a touch to a Curtis Shaw shot and deflected it past the helpless Chitty.