CALOR LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Final flourish would be just reward for Robins, says Foster

Jon Vance scored twice for Frome to send them to the Somerset Premier Cup final

Jon Vance scored twice for Frome to send them to the Somerset Premier Cup final

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ADRIAN Foster would love to see his Frome Town players rewarded for their efforts this season with the Somerset Premier Cup.

Frome booked their place in the final of the county cup they last won in 2009 by battling past determined Toolstation League outfit Odd Down on Wednesday night.

Jon Vance’s strike was cancelled out by the visitors’ Kye Simpson to force extra-time and Odd Down went ahead with 92 minutes on the clock, courtesy of Ruaridh Kay.

But Ben Thomson lashed home the equaliser in the second period of added time before, after Thomson was tripped, midfielder Vance booked a final showdown with Calor League Division One South and West Taunton Town from the penalty spot.

“The lads have done really well to get us up the table in the league and it would be nice for them if they could finish mid-table and win a trophy,” said Robins chief Foster.

“Odd Down let us have the ball and wanted to try and catch us on the break or score from a set-piece. It frustrated me because when I played against them with Gillingham (Town), they were never like that.

“They did cause us problems because they’d raised their game but I thought that we deserved to go through in the end.

“The Somerset Premier Cup is a good competition and there are some good teams in there, like Weston, Bath, Bridgwater and Yeovil.

“Back when I was at Gillingham, we won the Dorset Premier Cup (in 2010) and that was against some good sides too, so it would be great to win a county cup again.”

Last weekend, Frome were beaten 2-0 in the Calor League Premier Divisor by play-off chasers Stourbridge.

First half goals from Leon Broadhurst and Kyle Haynes were enough for the visitors to take all three points back to the West Midlands.

Foster’s men make the trip to relegated Bashley tomorrow.

The Frome manager added: “There’s no pressure on them, so it’ll be a very tough game down there.”

Ricky Hulbert is suspended while Ben Wood is unavailable.

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