Frome Town FC u11s 3-0 Derry Hill
Frome Town FC under 11s welcomed Derry Hill to a sunny Oakfield school on Saturday morning for the first ever league meeting between the two teams.
Derry Hill kicked off attacking down the slope, but Frome were soon in control and putting the Derry Hill goal under pressure, with through balls from Charlie and Ben in the midfield releasing Sol and Dylan up front, and both Fin and Kuba having success on the wings.
Despite numerous corners and chances, it took until 10 minutes before half time for the deadlock to be broken. Charlie picked up the ball on the right of the area before steadying himself and firing into the bottom corner of the Derry Hill net.
Charlie nearly added to his goal when a well worked corner with Sol saw him curl a shot in towards the top right corner, but the ball struck the Derry Hill defender on the far post and was gratefully collected by the visiting goalie.
The Frome back line and keeper comfortably mopped up any attempted balls out of the Derry Hill half, and despite further chances the half ended 1-0 to Frome.
Frome got the second half underway and immediately looked to continue where they left off, creating plenty of chances but again failing to finish. Once more it fell to Charlie to take control firing in his second with a trademark strike from the edge of the area.
This prompted Derry Hill to have their best spell of the game, and whilst they never threatened Josh in the Frome goal, they did press higher up the field and give their backline a well earned rest.
With time running out Frome once again took charge of the game, and following a series of chances a scramble in the penalty box saw the ball fall to Charlie who prodded home from eight yards to complete a well deserved hatrick and wrap up a 3-0 win for Frome.
Special mention goes to the Frome defense of Joe, Morgan and Cole, who stayed alert throughout and didn’t let anything threaten the Frome goal, and in a game where Charlie scored three, the man of the match goes to Cole for a solid display throughout the match.
Frome Town FC u11′s 2-1 Westbury Youth u11′s
A bright and sunny Saturday morning saw Frome welcome Westbury to Oakfield school for a league match.
Westbury got the game underway playing down the slope, and within seconds were awarded a penalty when their forward went down in the area. Josh stood tall in the Frome goal though, and the penalty struck the crossbar.
Frome then started to apply pressure, and camped in the Westbury half for the next 20 minutes. Fin and Kuba were causing Westbury problems on the wings, and Charlie and Ben were getting forward and trying their luck from distance.
Henry worked hard in the middle to break up any counter attacks by Westbury, and the back line of Oli, Morgan and Joe kept it tight, denying the visiting forwards.
The first goal arrived against the run of play, when a speculative effort from a Westbury midfielder looped over Josh. Frome were slightly knocked out of their stride by this, and the game turned into an even affair with neither side managing to gain control. As the game headed for half time, Ben latched onto a loose ball and let fly with a drive from a full 20 yards. The Westbury keeper was stranded as the ball dipped under the crossbar to make it one all at the interval.
Frome looked brighter again at the start of the second half, and Joel and Sol were working hard to create space in and around the Westbury area. A succession of corners to Frome had the visitors defending deep, but the ball wouldn’t drop for the home side.
The Westbury keeper produced a series of excellent stops, whilst Josh was a virtual spectator in the Frome net.
With 15 minutes to play, and following another Frome corner, Finlay was first to a loose ball in the Westbury area, and he made no mistakes with a low shot into the bottom left of the Westbury net. 2-1 to Frome.
With tails up Frome looked to push on and put the contest out of reach, and were unlucky not to increase their lead on numerous occasions. A heavy challenge on Charlie presented Frome with a free kick some 20 yards from goal, and Ben struck a fine effort that rattled the crossbar.
In the last moments Sol was sent clear, but a heavy touch at the vital moment when one on one with the keeper meant the chance to add to the score line went begging.
So 2-1 to Frome at the final whistle, and whilst the team didn’t play at their best, they showed great character and effort to come back from a goal down, regain control, and run out winners.
Congratulations to the Zonkey sponsored Frome Town FC u11′s, 3 wins out of 3 and top of the league!
Frome Town FC Man of the Match was Charlie for his great work rate and keeping his cool under lots of heavy challenges.
Frome Town FC u11′s 3 – 1 Chippenham Town Youth Blue u11′s
From the off Frome put the visitors on the backfoot, and a great lobbed finish from Dylan saw them take the lead in the first five minutes. Further pressure was met by stubborn resistance from the Chippenham defenders, but Sol broke through in the 25 minute to smash the ball past the keeper and put Frome two goals to the good at the break.
The second half was a more even affair, but again Frome applied pressure and when the ball fell to Charlie on the edge of the Chippenham box, the Frome midfielder made no mistake in producing a great strike into the top right of the Chippenham net.
Chippenham hit back shortly after with a headed goal from a corner, but Frome comfortably saw the match out and were unlucky not to extend their advantage.
Well done to the lads, but also to Chippenham who played with great spirit.
Frome Man of the Match went to Charlie.
Come On You Reds!
Today saw Zonkey sponsored Frome Town FC under 11′s take on Warminster in a league match.
It was a blustery morning, and Frome were quicker to adapt to the conditions.
Throughout the game Frome were on top, putting the Warminster goal under pressure and comfortably dealing with any attacks their opponents could muster.
It took until the 20th minute for the breakthrough, with Frome winger Fin side footing home from the edge of the area. Despite more Frome pressure the score remained at 1-0 until half time.
The second half followed the pattern of the first, with Frome making all the running and Warminster digging in and defending in numbers.
A second goal arrived when Frome forward Sol beat the last defender before firing an unstoppable shot into the roof of the net, a great finish that his performance deserved.
So a comfortable 2-0 win for our young charges, and a great team display. Man of the match was Fin, well done to both him and the whole team!
We are already looking forward to next week when the lads travel away to Chippenham.
OK, so not exactly Zonkey FC, but we are now the proud sponsors of Frome Town FC Under 11′s!
Frome Town FC achieved the FA Charter Standard Community Club status earlier in 2011, this is the pinnacle of the club development pathway, an achievement they are rightly proud of.
Part of this development has been the development of youth and ladies teams, alongside various adult sides that compete at levels up to and including the national football pyramid.
We think the players look great in their new Zonkey kit, and we look forward to bringing you news of their progress – and hopefully a win or two!