Frome frustrate Ladies

Wednesday 09 May 2018 - by Stuart Smedley (Updated on 09 May 2018 at 21:56)

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Ladies twice had to come back from behind to claim a point against at South West Women's League Eastern Division basement dwellers Frome Town as they were held to a 2-2.

The results keeps Bassett's title hopes alive, though they now require wins from their final two games as well as for current leaders Portishead Town to drop points in their final fixture of the campaign away at Almondsbury.

The inclement March weather and resulting fixture rescheduling hasn't been kind to Becky Gammon's side as they were forced to journey to Somerset in midweek.

But the gulf in league position between the two teams - and the fact they had triumphed 10-0 in the reverse fixture in Wiltshire - meant Bassett still went into the game as favourites.

However they fell behind midway through the first half after an unfortunate defensive error.

Lisa Coe curled in a free kick from the left edge of the box shortly after the restart to restore parity.

But Frome quickly restored their advantage after the Bassett defence failed to clear their lines.

Hayley Huckin then provided a third goal within a dizzying ten minute spell, embarking on a fine solo run that was rounded off by a delicate chipped finish.

The visitors rode their luck towards the end too as Frome failed to convert from the penalty spot with ten minutes remaining.

Bassett now travel to mid-table Oldland Abbotonians on Sunday, with another twist in an exciting, exasperating, thrilling title race on the cards for Gammon and her team.

Other Match Reports

Thu 17th May 2018 - Cheltenham Town Development (A)

Sun 13th May 2018 - Oldland Abbotonians (A)

Wed 9th May 2018 - Frome Town Ladies (A)

Thu 3rd May 2018 - Swindon Town Development (H)

Thu 19th Apr 2018 - Swindon Town Development (A)

Sun 15th Apr 2018 - Swindon Town Development (N)

Sun 8th Apr 2018 - Portishead Town (H)

Sun 25th Mar 2018 - Portishead Town (A)

Sun 11th Mar 2018 - Swindon Spitfires (A)

Sun 25th Feb 2018 - St Nicholas Reserves (H)

Sun 18th Feb 2018 - FC Chippenham (H)

Sun 4th Feb 2018 - Team Mendip (H)

Sun 7th Jan 2018 - Swindon Spitfires (A)

Sun 3rd Dec 2017 - Laverstock and Ford (H)

Sun 12th Nov 2017 - Frome Town Ladies (H)

Sun 5th Nov 2017 - FC Chippenham (A)

Sun 29th Oct 2017 - Oldland Abbotonians (H)

Sun 22nd Oct 2017 - Team Mendip (A)

Sun 8th Oct 2017 - Almondsbury (H)

Sun 1st Oct 2017 - The Market Lavington and Easterton United (A)

Sun 24th Sep 2017 - Cheltenham Civil Service (A)

Sun 17th Sep 2017 - Swindon Spitfires (H)

Sun 10th Sep 2017 - St Nicholas Reserves (A)

Sun 3rd Sep 2017 - AFC Bournemouth (H)