Frome Town maintained their near perfect start to the season as they piled more home blues on Bristol Manor Farm, writes Jack Davies.
The visitors were unbeaten so far this season but conceded the games first chance, Owen Howe combining well with Kyle Tooze before the latter dragged just wide.
Frome did take the lead after weathering that early storm, and it was an ex-Farm player back to haunt. Rex Mannings was played through after just two passes sliced open a static Farm defence and the striker tucked the rebound away after his initial shot was well saved.
Farm almost levelled instantly. Winter’s clever low corner fell to Howe but the striked uncharacteristically sliced wide.
The home side were also denied what looked two very good penalty shouts before the break. First Ben Bament was hauled from behind, then Kyle Tooze was shoved over at the near post following a corner.
Frome striker Kane Simpson then had a moment to forget late in the half. He found himself through on goal but his cheeky chipped effort went terribly wrong as the ball looped both high and wide.
Farm had the majority of possession in the second half as they tried to get level. Owen Howe had the first chance to restore parity but could only see his effort deflect just wide.
Frome always carried a threat on the counter, and went inches from doubling the lead after an hour played. Jonathan Davies allowed ample time and space to run inside, but his low effort smashed off the inside of the post and away from danger.
The visitors would double their lead and end the contest shortly after. Davies turned provider as his searching cross was headed into his own net but the unfortunate Mason Winter.
Frome would add gloss to the scoreline late on. Ben John sliced a bouncing ball, and Frome substitute James Ollis had the simple task of rolling the ball into the empty net.
STAR MAN, Mason Winter.
Attention quickly turns to the quarter final of the GFA cup when Mangotsfield United travel to The Creek on Tuesday night (9/11/21). Head over to our YouTube channel – Official BMF TV – for Manager Lashenko’s reaction from today’s defeat.