Tuesday July 18th, 7.30pm
FROME TOWN 0
NORTHAMPTON TOWN 4
Marc Richards 21
Daniel Powell 61
Alex Revell 80
Dean Bowditch 90
Frome: Kyle Phillips, Kris Miller, Ben Withey, Sam Teale, Marcus Mapstone, Chas Hemmings, Jon Davies, Rob Hobbs, Jake Jackson, Joe Raynes, Darren Jeffries
Subs: George Miller, Ollie Price, Ollie Knight, Ben Griffiths, Harry Barnes, Mikey Bryant
Cobblers: David Cornell, Aaron Phillips, David Buchanan, Leon Barnett, Ash Taylor, Sam Foley, Matt Taylor, Billy Waters, John-Joe O'Toole, Daniel Powell, Marc Richards
Subs: Brendan Moloney, Yaser Kasim, Alex Revell, Leon Lobjoit, George Smith, James Goff, Regan Poole, Dean Bowditch, Prudence Anaele (youth), Jarvis Wilson (youth), James Gillard (youth)
Referee: Mr Kevin Johnson
Back on English soil after a week’s training camp in Spain, the Cobblers squad continued their preparations for the new season with a trip to Frome Town of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division.
Played in support of SpecialEffect, an official charity partner of both clubs, the game was held in the memory of Frome Town supporter and SpecialEffect ambassador Tom Clark who sadly passed away in 2016. SpecialEffect is a UK based charity which uses video games and technology to enhance the quality of life of people with disabilities.
The Cobblers went close to taking the lead on 16 minutes when Daniel Powell saw an effort headed off the line.
Five minutes later Marc Richards opened the scoring, his shot from the edge of the box finding the net via a deflection. Billy Waters had played in Richards for the goal and Richards almost repaid the favour just before the half hour mark but Waters couldn’t quite find the finish.
Frome were posing a threat going forward and but for the post and an alert David Cornell would have been level on 36 minutes.
Ash Taylor headed just over as the game neared the hour mark before Daniel Powell doubled the Cobblers lead on 61 minutes, curling in a low shot after being played in by Sam Foley. Justin Edinburgh then made a host of changes, nine in total including the introduction of three academy players.
Despite the plethora of changes Leon Lobjoit almost made an instant impact on proceedings, the substitute denied by a good save from the Frome keeper having only just come on.
Another substitute, Alex Revell, made it 3-0 with a low finish into the corner before Dean Bowditch added a fourth in the last minute.
FROME MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (2) 3
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (2) 2
CORNERS: (0) 2
FOULS: (1) 7
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (0) 1
COBBLERS MATCH STATS (first half in brackets, match total out of brackets)
SHOTS ON TARGET: (5) 13
SHOTS OFF TARGET: (1) 4
CORNERS: (4) 6
FOULS: (9) 12
CAUGHT OFFSIDE: (2) 4