JOSH Jeffries was handed an early Christmas present by his Frome Town troops as they delivered a first clean sheet in 11 matches on the way to a Wednesday victory over Gosport Borough.

Goals in either half from Jake Jackson and Jon Davies made sure of a 2-0 success in Wednesday night’s encounter with the struggling Hampshire outfit at Berkley Road, lifting the Robins to eighth position in the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier table in the process.

Frome’s previous six fixtures – including a 5-3 reverse at Farnborough on Saturday – had witnessed 39 goals in total.

Jeffries said: “The main thing was the three points and a clean sheet, I didn’t really care how it came.”

Jackson broke the deadlock on 27 minutes when he turned and fired into the corner of the net but that was all Frome had to show for their efforts until Davies wrapped up the victory with a shot that proved too hot for Gosport keeper Tom Price to handle.

“We had so much possession in the first half and it didn’t really happen,” said Jeffries.

“You get games like that and are always worried they will get one on the break. Thankfully that didn’t happen and not conceding was a plus.”

The Robins, without a fixture tomorrow, will be missing George Miller (calf) and Kris Miller (suspended) at Tiverton on Boxing Day.