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CALOR LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Frome Town 0 Hungerford Town 2
9:52am Monday 23rd September 2013 in Sport
FROME Town slipped to their fourth home defeat of the season last weekend as they were beaten at Badgers Hill by Hungerford Town.
The Robins almost got off to a spectaculr start as Conor Waldon produced an overhead kick in the first minute that Paul Strudley dealt with without too many problems.
Then a header from Ben Wood brought another save from Strudley but Hungerford’s first real attack saw an innocent looking right wing cross find Josh Parsons in acres of space inside the Frome box.
Darren Chitty got down well to save the first shot, but the rebound went straight back to the striker, who shot high into the net from close range to give the visitors the lead.
The match settled but the visitors always looked more likely to score as they were quicker to the ball in midfield and gave Frome few options when they had the ball.
Adn Hungerford 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 to make it 2-0.
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, who ran onto the ball and hit a low shot across the goal that went just wide of the far post.
A Ryan Laville right-wing cross caused Strudley problems and he was grateful to his defence for clearing up the problem, then Waldon did well to win the ball despite the attention of three defenders and get in a shot that was deflected for a corner.
Moments later, a Cowler header set up Laville for a crisp low volley that Strudley watched carefully and dealt with.
At the other end, Chitty saved from a Matt Day header and produced a spectacular double save in the 73rd minute to push a screamer from Mark Draycott firstly up into the air, then doubling back to push it off the line.
Waldon and Aaron Ledgister both let fly with long range efforts that sailed over the crossbar, and a Wood run and cross allowed Mark Cooper a header that was off target, but Hungerford comfortably hwls on to their lead, with Frome moving down one place in the table, with only Bashley below them.
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