Derry Hill u11s 0 – 12 Frome Town FC u11
Frome Town FC under 11’s travelled to a wet and windy Derry Hill looking to continue their good run of form prior to the Easter break.
The first few minutes saw both sides looking to get hold of the ball, but it was Frome who started to dominate, and on 5 minutes a partly cleared Frome corner was crossed back in by Charlie and Dylan reacted first to divert the ball into the Derry Hill net.
Frome looked to press the advantage, and a Charlie got to the line wide on the right, delivering a fine cross that Jakub tucked away to make it 2-0.
Frome’s tails were up, and Dylan shortly made it 3-0, beating two defenders and rounding the keeper before calmly slotting home.
Frome were now moving the ball around with nice passing, Sol and Ben were a constant threat down the wings, and it was Sol whose work was rewarded next, a driving run and shot that the Derry Hill keeper got two hands to but was unable to keep out.
Just before half time Joel came close to adding to the lead before the ever industrious Charlie burst into the box and fired low into the corner of the net.
5-0 up at half time, and Frome were determined not to sit back as they started the second half applying more pressure and winning an early corner.
It was from this corner that Frome produced their best football of the match. The ball devliered in by Ben was cleared by the home defence, Charlie picked up the loose ball and played it back to Morgan, the Frome defender making space and sending a precise 20 yard pass to Sol wide on the right, and Sol delivering a low cross into the 6 yard box which Dylan converted with a sublime back heel finish, 6-0 Frome.
Josh kept alert in the Frome goal, and was quick to deal with any threat, ably assisted by Oli, Morgan and Cole in the Frome backline, with Henry working hard to break up any threat from the middle of the pitch.
Sol himself went on to find the net a further 3 times, and Jakub completed his brace producing a fine finish from the edge of the box. Fittingly it fell to Dylan to complete the scoring when he saw his first shot parried by the Derry Hill keeper but was first to the ball and produced a fine lobbed finish over the keeper and defenders on the line.
Frome can be pleased with their work rate, and the way they applied themselves to playing some nice football. Credit also goes to the Derry Hill players, who kept going to the final whistle in the spirit of the game.
Frome man of the match: Sol, for his excellent wing play and efforts throughout.