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Frome Town beat Keynsham to reach Somerset Premier Cup quarter-finals

By GeraintTucker  |  Posted: December 11, 2013

Frome Town player Ben Wood

Ben Wood scored Frome Town's third goal at Keynsham

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MATCH REPORT: Keynsham Town 0, Frome Town 3

Frome Town moved into the quarter-finals of the Somerset Premier Cup with a professional display at Keynsham Town last night.

The original match last week was abandoned with Frome leading 2-1 due to an injury to goalkeeper Scott Armstrong, who is now recovering at home from broken ribs.

It was more comfortable this time as goals from Matt Clark, Will Agbo and Ben Wood saw off the Toolstation League Division 1 hosts.

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Frome controlled the game throughout but Keynsham did create three good chances and goalkeeper Darren Chitty had to be at his best to keep them out.

The deadlock was broken on the stroke of half-time when Tim Stephenson went down in the box and Clark converted the resulting penalty.

A composed finish from half-time substitute Agbo doubled the advantage a minute into the second period and Wood’s deflected effort completed the scoring 15 minutes from time.

Matt Smith should have also got his name on the scoresheet but twice failed to find the net from close range.

Meanwhile, Frome play two of the top seven in the Calor League Premier Division in the next week, hosting Chesham United on Saturday (3pm) before visiting Stourbridge on Tuesday (7.45pm).

The Robins were without Bryan Smith and Lloyd Matthews, who were both released by manager Brian O’Donnell ahead of Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at St Neots Town.

In other clubs news, the new seats for the main stand at the AlderSmith Stadium are due to arrive tomorrow.

However, the stand will be out of bounds for supporters on Saturday as the seats are not expected to have been fitted in time.

The club is also hoping to raise funds to deal with roof leaks in the Moore Stephens Sponsors Lounge and changing rooms, while work is also needed on the floor of the club shop.

Club secretary Ian Pearce said: “With crowds dropping, money is certainly not an easy thing to come by.

“We are going to be looking at all of our income steams over the coming months in order to try and put things in place to bring more money in, which will therefore help with cash flow and enable any obstacles to be overcome if they arise.

“It is tough going for everybody out there at the moment and football clubs are certainly not exempt from that.”

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