Cheddar’s unbeaten run comes to an end

George Booth.

George Booth. - Credit: Archant

Cheddar’s 11-game unbeaten run came to an end in the Somerset Premier Cup against Frome Town.



CHEDDAR’S impressive 11-game unbeaten run came to a halt in the Somerset Premier Cup against Frome Town.

Despite a valiant effort, they were beaten 3-0 by a full-strength Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division side at Bowdens Park.

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The Western League Division 1 high flyers managed to equal their opponents for pace and effort for 60 minutes of the game, despite falling behind to a first-half goal from Frome’s Ricky Hulbert.

Cheddar had their chances in the first-half, with Callum Ham, Robbie Maggs and Sam King all going close.

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As the game progressed, Frome played a good long ball game and double their lead on 75 minutes as Frome’s Monelle got behind a tiring Cheddar defence. The visitors added a third goal on 85 minutes, Hulbert getting his second of the evening from close range.

Cheddar deserved a goal for their efforts, but were denied late in the game when Adam Jones headed wide.

There were outstanding displays by goalkeeper Mike Dangerfield and skipper and Rotamec man of the match, George Booth.

Cheddar were in Les Phillips League Cup action at Warminster Town, but the game was abandoned at half-time due to an unfit playing surface with the match evenly balanced at 0-0.

The match is to be replayed at Warminster’s Weymouth Street ground on January 30. Should the Cheesemen get through this tie, they face Western League Premier Division side Cribbs at Bowdens Park.

On Saturday, Cheddar take on their old Somerset League adversaries, seventh-placed Oldland Abbotonians.

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