FA Trophy Round 2 Sat 18 November Badgers Sports Ground
Frome Town
  • Meakes (9')
  • Davies (60')
2 (4)
  • Colbran (52')
  • Pearce (90+6')
2 (3)
2-2 (4-3 pens)

Worthing were on the wrong side of the result in a classic against Dartford at the Sussex Transport Community Stadium on Tuesday night.

Danny Cashman gave the Rebels the lead inside the first fifteen minutes after a dominant start from the home side. But, they ended up going into the interval, 3-1 down after errors at the back led to goals for Alex Wall, Luke Coulson and Jordan Wynter.

The Reds showed a fantastic fightback to get themselves back level in the second half. First, Ricky Aguiar struck an incredible volley into the top left corner to halve the deficit. Joan Luque thought he’d netted the equaliser just moments later, but the assistant referee had his flag raised for a contentious offside decision.

Ollie Pearce did get the equaliser just a few minutes later, though, as he danced past defenders on his way into the box before chipping the ball over the keeper and into the back of the net.

There was another moment to forget at the back for the Reds which proved to be the killer blow for the Darts. Roco Rees’ attempted clearance only went as far as Coulson who tried his luck from range. The ball held up to Joe Rye who looked to play the ball back to his keeper, but Tyrell Miller-Rodney intercepted and poked home.

Worthing have now dropped to ninth in the league standings, but still remain just two points off the playoffs in the tightly-contested National League South.


The Opposition

The Robins have had an impressive campaign so far, sitting second in the league table after ten games. They sit two points off top-spot with two games in hand. The Robins also reached the Emirates FA Cup Third Round Qualifying where they were beaten by high-flying Isthmian League outfit, Ramsgate.

Frome have won six of their last seven matches, including the victory that earned their place in the Second Round of the Isuzu FA Trophy, where they beat their league rivals Cribbs 1-0 at home.

The Robins are also unbeaten at home in their nine fixtures in all competitions. Frome haven’t lost a competitive home match since 18th March, when Sholing ran out 3-2 winners.

Intriguingly ahead of this contest, Frome have a mightily impressive home record against National League sides in both FA Cup and Trophy. In nine previous encounters at Badgers Hill, only one has been lost.

11/11 – Willand Rovers (H) – Won 3-0
4/11 – Malvern Town (A) – Won 1-3
27/10 – Cribbs (H) – Won 1-0 (FA Trophy R1)
21/10 – Bashley (A) – Lost 3-2
14/10 – Mousehole AFC – Won 1-0
10/10 – Paulton Rovers – Won 2-7

For a more detailed view on Frome, read our ‘Meet the Opposition’ piece here –


Team News

Liam Vincent has returned to his parent club Portsmouth following the end of his loan deal with the Rebels.

Forwards Jordan Adeyemi (illness) and Jake Robinson (hamstring) both missed Tuesday night’s encounter with the Darts. Adam Hinshelwood hopes to have Adeyemi available for selection this weekend, but Robinson is, “not one that we’re going to rush”, said the boss.


Supporter Information

Kick-off is at 3pm and tickets can be purchased online until midday on the day of the fixture. With tickets available on the gate after that.

  • Adults – £10
  • Concessions – £7
  • Students – £3.50
  • U16s – £2


Travel & Parking

Address: Badgers Hill, 48 Berkley Rd, Frome BA11 2EH, UK

By Road: Travelling from Rodden Road, turn right at the traffic lights (you will see The Vine Tree pub opposite) onto Berkley Road. Continue for some 300 yards and the ground will be on your right. The entrance to the car park is at the far end of the ground.

Car parking is literally inside/around the ground with places for approximately 60 cars. If you are a disabled driver, please contact the club and they will reserve you a space. There is a local school – Selby Academy just 200 metres away – which acts as an overflow car park.


How to Follow

If you can’t make the game you can follow the game via the club’s official Twitter account, or through live commentary provided by

If you can’t make it to Frome this weekend but still need a football fix, our Women’s team are in action against the unbeaten Norwich City in the league. Kick-off is at 3pm at the Sussex Transport Community Stadium on Sunday. Get down to support the Rebels!