Frome Town pegged back after Dave Gilroy goal in Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division
Frome Town 1, Bashley 1
An error from centre-back Tom Evans cost Frome Town victory at home to Bashley on Saturday.
After a poor first half, Frome were brighter after the break and took the lead through Dave Gilroy but a penalty conceded by Evans allowed the visitors to rescue a point.
Frome's now customary slow start was on show again but Bashley were little better, although they should have gone ahead in the second minute when an Evans mistake allowed Charlie Knight to go through on goal but Darren Chitty made a comfortable save.
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A bobbly and heavy pitch made life difficult for both teams and there was no fluent football in the first half, although Frome could have gone ahead after 15 minutes when Ledgister sent Gilroy through but his early shot went just wide.
There was only one further good chance at each end before the break, with Matt Smith forcing a smart save from visiting keeper Stuart Moore after neat footwork in the box, while Knight burst into the Frome box five minutes before half-time, but Evans slid across to block just in time, with handball appeals being waved away.
The hosts were much brighter after the break and showed that it was still possibly to play football, despite the conditions. Darren Jefferies missed a glorious chance four minutes in after great work from Smith on the right.
The deadlock was broken four minutes later when an excellent Evans challenge gave Frome possession and Gilroy played a one-two with Perrott before finishing with ease.
Frome's confidence soon grew and Jefferies had a shot blocked as the hosts looked to seal the win but Bashley drew level when a long ball was misjudged by Evans, who then dived in rashly to bring down Mark Gamble, and he picked himself up to convert the spot-kick.
Although Frome still looked the more likely to score, they struggled to fashion another clear-cut chance and had to settle for a point.