Match Preview: Frome Town v Yate Town

Match Preview

Frome Town v Yate Town 

Saturday 16th March 2024 – kick-off 3.00pm

One defeat in 12 games had propelled Yate Town into the top five in the Southern League Division One South table following their 1-0 home win against Bideford AFC but with the game at Larkhall called off on 2nd March and no game last Saturday has seen the Bluebells now sit in 7th position in the League with 8 games remaining.

Yate Town manager, Darren Mullings, will be looking to include new signing Wayne Nderemani in the squad for Saturday and will hoping that James Taylor and Calum English-Brown have recovered from knocks that led them having to leave the field before half time in during their friendly win against Keynsham Town on 6th March.

Frome Town won 1-0 at the South West Interiors Stadium back in August with a goal from Jon Davies on the stroke of half-time and will be looking to do the double over the Bluebells.

Our opponents:

Frome have had an excellent season in the League and in the FA Trophy knocked out National League South high flyers Worthing at Badgers Hill before losing to Torquay United. In total they played 11 games in the FA Cup and FA Trophy earlier in the season. 

Frome currently sit in 2nd position in the league table having won 17 of their 27 games and have accumulated 56 points. They have scored 57 goals and conceded 34.

Recent form guide

Last Saturday Frome Town won 1-0 at Bideford with a goal from Roy Simpson and their first game in March was a goalless draw at Willand.

Prior to that they beat Tavistock 3-1 at home with goals from Pierce Mitchell, Roy Simpson and Sam Meakes and a Friday night fixture on 16th February saw them win 3-2 at Westbury with goals from Jon Davies 2 and Sam Meakes with the winner coming in the 95th minute in front of a crowd of 783.

Prior to that they beat Malvern 4-0 at home but were defeated the previous Saturday when they lost 2-3 at Mousehole. The end of January saw a win against Bashley but a heavy reversal at Tavistock in a mid-week game when they lost 2-6. 

Match day information

Frome Town play at Badgers Hill Stadium, 48 Berkley Road, Frome BA11 2EH and the 30-mile journey from Yate should take about 55 minutes via the A46, A36 and A361.

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