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Frome hit for four as Hungerford move closer to the cut-off line

Midweek win could secure second spot to newly crowned champions Poole

Malcolm Howe



Frome hit for four as Hungerford move closer to the cut-off line

Gary Horgan - two out of four from the back

Hungerford Town 4 Frome Town 0

HUNGERFORD will go to Histon on Tuesday night chasing second place in the Evo Stik League Southern table after a fourth straight win and clean sheet climaxed the end of their scheduled home programme.

Frome came to Bulpit Lane as one of the form sides in the league, but they were ultimately swept away as Hungerford produced an intense display that made a glut of chances over the 90 minutes with the four that were taken all falling to members of the back four.

They might have scored in the first minute when Frome goalkeeper Ed Baldy’s outstretched leg denied James Clark and they often had the Frome defence in all sorts of trouble without making the breakthrough, and the visitors - beaten only once in 11 games - threatened on the break and Paul Strudley had to stretrch to keep out a Michael Bryant cross with players lurking.

It was Gary Horgan who provided the settling opening goal, finding himself free at the back post to nod home Garyn Preen’s free kick, altlough Hungerford had a nervous end to the half with Mike Jones nearly heading the ball into his own goal.

But the second half was dominated by the home side and Jones got it right at the other end when he met Preen’s perfect near post corner delivery after 50 minutes, and two ls in the space of three minutes around the hour mark saw Rhys Tyler finish calmly and Horgan head his second.

There might have been more, but Hungerford will be hoping that they have saved those for Histon after a day that saw Hitchin and Leamington win at Biggleswade and Cirencester respectively, while Redditch and Kettering had their games postponed and they must now shoehorn those into an already cramped seven days with the play-offs only a week away.

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