HITCHIN TOWN 2 FROME TOWN 0
Had Frome's shooting matched their endeavour, they might have earned something from this Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division match.
Instead, it was the home side that took their chances as Hitchin took all three points.
The hosts took the lead in the 28th minute when some neat passing through the midfield allowed John Frendo to score with a composed finish.
Frome took the game to the hosts and the 37th minute saw an incredible miss as Dean Evans managed to shoot wide from six yards.
The visitors started the second half well, but Hitchin's Lawrie Stewart slid in to give the hosts a second.
Frome host Cirencester in round one of the Red Insure Cup on Wednesday (7.45pm).