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.