Frome Town Youth Colts U14’s 10 Castle Combe 2 Sun Sept 10th
Frome made a very impressive start to their season opener on a big 11 a side pitch at Mells.
The pressure was evident from the start with Harley working hard in the midfield and the wing play and patience by Sam on the right and Josh on the left was brilliant. The pressure though
didn’t count until near the end of the 1st half when the ball was played from the back by Harley into the ever nimble Centre forward Fin. Fin controlled the ball well and played a superb pass to Sam
on the right who had timed his run well. His excellent first time cross was hammered home by Harley who had continued his run.
Then a quick lack of concentration at the back allowed Frome to concede from a Castle Combe corner. It looked to be going in at half time at 1-1 until more pressure from Frome provided a good cut back and an emphatic finish by Jago.
Coaches Wayne and Dave swapped a few things around at half time bringing Max H out of goal to replace centre forward Fin who had looked dangerous, but having ran his socks off, volunteered to go in goal for the 2nd half. Oliver P was pushed up into the midfield where he turned out to have another great mornings work.
The 2nd half started as the 1st half finished with Frome on the attack. It was soon 3-1 with a well taken goal from Harley, who shot from distance. Frome now had their tails up and another quick goal followed by Max C who turned and shot sharply. It was then Zacs turn to get in on the action with a good right foot finish. It was a well deserved goal from Zac who had covered a lot of ground and worked hard. Max C then added another with good box play after a good cross from Max H.
With the game becoming further and further from Castle Combes grasp at 6 - 1 they started to look tired. With Eddie putting in a superb display at the back along with the 2016/17 player of the year Jo and the confident Jed completing a 3 man defence there was seemingly no danger until a quick attack by Castle Combe. This caught the Frome defence napping and the ball eventually coming off of Liam’s foot for an own gaol. It was personally unlucky from Liam who had a superb game bolstering the midfield.
Frome then began to up the tempo with Max H pulling off to the left and created havoc as he stormed through to score his 1st and Frome’s 7th.
With the confidence gone from Castle Combe Sam at last got his goal after Harley crossed for a well taken right footed shot. With coach Wayne not wanting the score to end up humiliating for Castle Combe he took Sam off to finish with ten players. However Max H was intent on getting his name on the score sheet again with a good left footed shot from distance. Frome were then given a penalty with which Fin H unfortunately shot straight down the middle and into the legs of the keeper who cooly cleared the ball. As the minutes ticked down Coach Wayne then took off Harley to finish with 9 men, however, the scoring hadn’t stopped, when another good break from Max H set up his hat trick to complete the score at 10 - 2.
Durrington U14’s 4 Frome Town Youth Colts U14’s 7 Sunday Sept 17th
Frome Town Youth Colts continued their winning start to the season with a 2nd win in a row.
After a long journey and an early start, Frome got out of the traps brightly with the forward three of Sam, Josh and Max H being full of energy. The effort paid off when after only a few
minutes Max H netted from close range after constant pressure from Frome. A quick second was followed after Frome stormed the box and a great cross from Harley left Sam with a well taken right footed
shot. With a high pressure midfield pushing Frome forward, another cross was headed in by Max C. Durrington then went close with a quick brake, but was covered by the energetic Fin who calmly saw the
danger out. A lovely ball by Harley over the top of the defence allowed Max H to sprint on and finish well to make Frome cruise to a 4-0 lead. However, they were not home and dry yet as Frome
conceded two sloppy defensive goals, albeit, very well taken by the Durrington forwards.
After a positive half time team talk by coaches Wayne and Dave, Frome pushed on and Max C scored a lovely goal after good work from Jago. Again though, Durrington hit back with another quick goal. The defence of Adam and Jed made sure that Frome tightened up at the back and allowed Max H to score the goal of the game with a delicate chip. More strong work continued with the always energetic Oliver. Another Frome mistake though allowed Durrington in to score again. Then after good work from Eddie, Zac, who had ran his socks off all game finally got his goal with a right footed shot.
Frome then saw the game out well and Tommy performed a fantastic diving save at the end to keep the score at 7 – 4 to Frome.
Frome Town Youth Colts 4 Trowbridge Town Red 2 Sun 24th September
On their first trip to their new home ground of Frome College, Frome Town Youth Colts aimed to extend their unbeaten run and winning start to 3 in a row.
Without coach Wayne, due to a recent back operation (he did make it up to watch in a chair!) Dave took firm control of the team along with the help of (3rd coach when needed) Tom.
Trowbridge started the brighter of the two teams with a few attacks testing Frome down their left hand side. Eddie was doing his best, but the pace on the two forwards was causing him problems. Jed was then switched to help Eddie out and Frome then began to build from this with a lovely lazy run past three defenders from Sam who forced the first corner of the game. With a packed penalty box and a good cross from Sam, the ball was just being asked to be hit. Unfortunately the chance went begging. With a quick break from Trowbridge Frome were left a little flat footed and Jo was unable to make a firm challenge for worry of giving away a penelty. This enabled the centre forward to slide the ball past the advancing Max H in goal.
This seemed to give Frome the kick up the backside that that needed, with many of them staying out late for the local carnival, this was always going to be tough on fitness for some of them. Frome continued to push forward with the ever influential Jago pushing the ball to the left where Josh continued his good form this season and swung in a low cross. Again, Frome were unable to get anything on it and another chance went begging. As half time approached another corner was won. Harley this time delivered a deep cross that was headed into the path of Fin who controlled the ball beautifully with his chest before slotting home with his left foot. This was Fins first goal of the season and you could tell it meant a lot to him and the team.
A half time switch around with goalkeepers was the main change that Dave implemented, bringing left footed Max H out of goal and replacing him with Oliver, who had ran his socks off in the
centre of defence. Again, Trowbridge started brightly, and when the ball was played through a crowd of players it again ended up at the centre forwards feet to slot home for 1-2.
Frome needed inspiration and they found that starting off from Max H. He had scored 6 goals in his last 2 games and was determined to get himself on the scoresheet. Jo and Adam were providing excellent defence work at the back while Max C and Jed were keeping themselves busy in the middle of the park.
Frome eventually got their break through when a corner was flicked out to Harley who hit a shot from well outside the area. This resulted in it cannoning off of the bar to leave Max H to feint past one defender before firing home 2 - 2. Frome continued pushing hard with a continued threat from Zac twisting the Trowbridge defenders inside out. Sam having switched to the left was also finding success with the link up play to Max H. Max H again got himself on the score sheet with good pressure from Harley, allowing max to escape to slot home for 3 - 2.
Trowbridge then provided some scary moments for Frome as the ball was scuffled in the area, with a good shot coming through which was equally brilliantly saved by the athletic Olly.
With Trowbridge pushing for the equaliser, Frome started to find gaps, with Max H sicking the ball up on the edge of the area before unleashing an excellent unstoppable shot with his left foot, meaning that Frome gained all three points to go three wins in a row.
It’s a great turnaround for a team that finished last season low in confidence and unable to score many goals. With a ratio of 21 goals scored and 8 conceded, they finally feel in a pretty decent place!
Frome Town Youth 1 Westbury 13
To be very honest, this was one of those games that all involved from a Frome persepective was one to forget.
Although a very positive 1st half with a good wave of attacks from the ever nimble Sam and Jude leading the line, the deadlock was broken quite early with Oliver twisting and turning and shooting from long distance to open the scoring. Frome had looked comfortable, they played some very good football with Jed and Jo performing some excellent work in defence. With 5 minutes to go until half time the ball was given away close to Frome's area and was eventually slotted in by Westbury. Unfortunately Frome hadn't learnt their lesson and having tried to dribble out of their area, it resulted in another shot that was eventually parried by Tommy in goal and they conceded a second. It was a shame as Tommy's handling and kicking had been very good.
Just before the half time whistle, Westbury crept through again and somehow went into half time at 1-3. It was time for a good team talk, which was given by the ever positive Wayne and Dave (coaches). It seemed to be a positive reaction as they started a lot better the 2nd half.
Unfortunately, another goal was conceded, and another, and the Frome heads dropped well and truly. It was not nice to see, and particularly hard for the 2 coaches that could only watch their team capitulate from the sidelines. Once the 6/7th goals went in, Frome had clearly downed tools and with only 1 substitute, it was very difficult to change the game from a sideline perspective.
It was a real shame as the final score eneded up almost being humiliating, however, there is no shame in losing, but losing in the manor that they did was the main problem.
But Frome have to dust themselves off, and after having a long chat afterwards to try and pick themselves up, they remain positive that they will learn from this. This was not the first time that this has happened, but from a team and coaches point, it's hopefully the last.
Frome have another home game to contend with Sunday, and judging by the brilliant performance in training on Tuesday, hopefully, they mean business again!
Frome Town Youth 2 Bromham 3 Suday 8th October
In a game that Frome improved a lot from their previous match, they ended up just falling short of the right result against a very stubborn and solid Bromham.
Both teams started very brightly with wave of attacks coming down the flanks as supposed to the ball being pushed through midfield. Jo, who had an outstanding game at centre half controlled most things that were thrown at him, and his speed and agility meant that so many times, he closed the Bromham door. With both teams going for it Bromham scored when goalkeeper Tommy tried to dribble past an advancing attacker, unfortunately, the attacker read exactly what our goalkeeper was up to and had an easy tap in. Frome then battled back with Jago and Josh battling away in midfield and Sam making some very good runs with the crosses to match. A hard 1st half allowed both teams a rest in the early October sunshine at half time.
Bromham came out the better side in the 2nd half, striking the post not once but twice and eventually scoring their second when a cross was palmed into the danger area leaving another simple tap in. Zac remained hungry in the midfield area and it was his ambition, along with the strength of Jed that pushed Frome forward and Olly managed to have the deficit with a well taken long shot. Frome now started to push with Jago crowding the midfield and Eddie holding the Bromham right winger, and playing very strongly. Adam started to control the defence and Frome were pushing for the equaliser, with Jude making some very good runs in behind the defence of Bromham. With Max C filling back in for a make shift central defender he was adding another string to his already versatile bow.
Unfortunately, a lack of concentration on a break from Bromham made the score 1-3 and Frome looked disheartened. Luckily, Sam managed to pick the team up and they piled forward with only five minutes left. Olly picked the ball up from the half way line, ran at the defence and unleashed a 40 yard wonder strike which hit the top right hand corner of the net. This seemed to rejuvenate them and the last 5 minutes they threw the kitchen sink at Bromham, coming close on a couple of occasions. The game however finished 2-3, but this was a much improved performance with some good individual and team plays. They are still not firing on all cylinders, but with a couple more gears needed, Frome could well have come out of this game celebrating a victory.
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