Frome Town slip into bottom two after home loss to Hungerford
MATCH REPORT: Frome Town 0 Hungerford Town 2
Frome Town’s troubles in front of goal continued as they went down 2-0 at home to Hungerford Town.
The Robins – who have netted just four times in eight Calor League Premier Division matches this term – are now second from bottom in the table after conceding twice in the opening 35 minutes.
Conor Waldon produced an overhead kick in the first minute but could not beat Hungerford keeper Paul Strudley, who then saved a Ben Wood header.
Hungerford’s first real attack saw a fairly innocent looking right wing cross find Josh Grace-Parsons in acres of space inside the Frome box. Darren Chitty got down well to save the striker’s first shot but the rebound went straight back to Grace-Parsons and he duly gave the visitors the lead.
Hungerford were quicker to the ball in midfield and were rewarded with a second goal on 34 minutes as a crisp interchange of passes on the edge of the Frome box allowed Scott Rees to move into space and toe poke the ball into the corner of the net.
Frome’s best chance of the half arrived two minutes before the interval as a rare flowing move led to a great ball from Johnny Oliver into the path of Wood. His low shot across the goal went just wide of the far post.
Matt Cowler replaced Oliver at half time and received an immediate welcome as he was clattered from behind, with the free-kick coming to nothing.
Laville’s right-wing cross caused Strudley problems and he was grateful to his defence for clearing up the danger, then Waldon did well to win the ball despite the attentions of three defenders and got in a shot that was deflected for a corner.
At the other end, Chitty saved a Matt Day header and produced a spectacular double stop in the 73rd minute to push a screamer from Mark Draycott firstly up into the air, before doubling back to push it off the line.
Waldon and Ledgister both let fly with long-range efforts that sailed over the crossbar, before Wood’s run and cross allowed Mark Cooper a header that was off target.
The H&B Tyres man of the man award was presented to Conor Waldon by members of the Frome Town FC Supporters’ Club, who sponsored the game.