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Biggleswade Town 2-0 Frome Town – Southern Premier League, Tue. 21st Jan.

NO matter how well you play, you still need a little luck. 

And Frome Town played some of their best football of the season in this match and dominated for long periods, but it was Biggleswade who ran out 2-0 winners thanks to a goal in each half.

The match started in the worst possible way for Frome as the hosts took the lead in the 3rd minute as left wing Alex Whitham cut inside from the left wing and smashed  an unstoppable shot into far top corner of Darren Chitty’s net.

As the half progressed, Frome were playing some good football and knocking it around well but final ball was quite not there yet, and on 20 minutes, the returning Tim Stephenson  replaced the injured Jack Vallis. Frome went close in the 27th as Matt Smith flicked on a ball from Stephenson, a Matt Groves shot was blocked into Ben Wood’s path and his immediate return ball saw Groves shoot wide of the goal.

Frome didn’t deserve to be behind at the break, and they started the second half well, as a great spin and clip down line by Francis to Wood set him on his way, and he beat the full back and drove the ball across goal, but there was nobody there to get on the end of it.

Biggleswade increased their lead in the 67th as a free kick was floated into the Frome area and the loose ball fell to Brett Donnelly who mis-kicked it into the goal.

The last two minutes saw the ball worked to Francis who cut into the box from the wing,  but when it looked likely to be a repeat of Saturday’s goal,  this time the shot went the wrong side of post, and on the stroke of full time, Josh Ford played a  great ball forward, Francis beat the  last defender and again shot wide.