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.