FROME Town came unstuck in the first half of their Southern League Premier clash against Hereford on Wednesday.

In front of the home side’s largest crowd of the season, Hereford raced into a three-goal lead before the break and the home side never really managed to trouble the visitors’ defence in the second half.

Frome went into the contest having won five games in a row and created a couple of early chances but Hereford took the lead in the 24th minute as Garyn Preen found himself in space on the edge of the area and beat keeper Kyle Phillips.

Hereford increased their lead 10 minutes before the break as a lofted through-ball found John Mills in space, and a clever right foot shot with the outside of his foot found the inside of the far post.

Hereford effectively sealed the game in the 41st minutes with their third goal, as Lance Smith powered down the left to the dead ball line, cut into the box and pulled the ball back perfectly for Keyton Reffell to rifle the ball home.

Frome claimed a 2-1 success over Bishop’s Stortford in Southern League Premier Division on Saturday.

The win for the Robins came courtesy of goals from Sam Teale and George Miller, although they were indebted to Phillips who pulled off several fine saves.

Josh Jeffries’ side will now head to Heybridge Swifts tomorrow in the third qualifying round of the FA Cup.