In a game completely spoiled by the wind Taunton extended their winless run in the League to 4 games.
The home team made a perfect start with a goal in the first minute – a cross by Tom Mehew was met with a shot by Troy Simpson which gave Taunton keeper Chandler Hallett no chance.
Things got worse for Taunton with a second goal after eight minutes – a wind assisted free kick by Mehew was perfectly placed and again Hallett stood little chance. It could have been even worse for the Peacocks just five minutes later but Simpson’s header went wide.
Taunton first real chance came after 24 minutes but Ollie Chamberlain’s shot was well saved by home keeper Rob Brown. The Peacocks were unlucky after 32 minutes when a shot be top scorer Andrew Neal hit the post and fell into the grateful hands of Brown.
Mehew had another long range free kick four minutes before the break but luckily for Taunton it went just wide.
Frome Town full back Rickie Scott was sent off by referee Andrew Sheppard just before half time following a dangerous tackle on Pierce Mitchell.
Taunton started the second half kicking into the wind and with a man advantage and it looked as though things might be about to change but early efforts by Keith Emmerson and Dan Sullivan were both off target. Shane White had another chance on the hour from Ryan Brett’s corner but his header went just over the bar. Brett then had a shot tipped over for a corner but Josh Nelmes was again unable to find the target.
No more chances were forthcoming and another three points were lost. Fortunately the other top teams had mixed results and the Peacocks are still only two points off the top, although leaders Weymouth do have a game in hand.
Match: Frome Town v Taunton Town
Date: March 16, 2019
Competition: Evo Stik League | Southern Premier
Venue: Blindmans Brewery Stadium
Kick Off: 3.00pm
Frome: Rob Brown, Billy Fletcher (Ollie Knowles 54), Rickie Scott, Tom Mehew, Connor Roberts, Sam Teale (captain), Dan Whitley (Johnny Gorman 85), Alex Monks, Troy Simpson, Ryan Bath, Rex Mannings (Joe O’Laughlin 45) Subs not used – Ben Crossman, Seth Locke.
Taunton: Chandler Hallett, Pierce Mitchell, Shane White (captain), Josh Nelmes, Ed Palmer (Matt Wright 45), Matt Buse (Lucas Tomlinson 79), Ollie Chamberlain, Ryan Brett, Keith Emmerson, Dan Sullivan (Craig Veal 63), Andrew Neal. Subs not used – Lewis Hall, Matt Villis.
Referee: Andrew Sheppard (Gloucester)
Referee’s Assistant 1: Graham Pugh (Stroud)
Referee’s Assistant 2: Alan Overthrow (Gloucester)