BLUEBIRDS LIVE: Frome Town 0 Chippenham Town 5
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- FULL-TIME: Frome Town 0 Chippenham Town 5
- Lee Phillips heads Chippenham in front before James Guthrie capitalises on a mistake from Frome keeper Darren Chitty to put the visitors in control
- Substitute Tom Knighton hits a second half hat-trick as the Bluebirds fill their boots
- Dan Barnes reports from Badgers Hill
Don't forget to read next Thursday's Gazette and Herald and next Friday's Wiltshire Times for all the reaction from the Bank Holiday derby.
Also, we've got the latest on the Bluebirds' search for a new manager
It's five-star stuff from Chippenham Town as they take maximum points from the Bank Holiday weekend. The Bluebirds were always in contral at Badgers Hill and continued to produce the perfect response to losing their manager as they thrashed local rivals Frome
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Knighton was left completely unmarked there. The Robins are feeling very sorry for themselves
Tom Knighton gets a second half hat-trick. Osman sends Reid racing clear and the striker drives into the box before laying the ball on a plate for Knighton to knock in his third since coming off the bench.
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Tumulty goes close again. The youngster goes on a strong run and has Chitty scrambling with an effort from outside the box but the strike rolls wide of the far post
McClennan collects a short corner and goes for the tops corner but slices his shot wide of the target
Chippenham almost make it five. Tumulty holds off his marker and stings the hands of Chitty with a powerfully-struck effort
Adie Harris is booked for tugging Rhys Baggridge's shirt
SUBSTITUTION: Frome make their final change, with Ryan Elliott coming on for Martin Johnson
The injection of some fresh legs has seen Chippenham move up a notch and they're looking rampant and well on their way to handing out a hiding to their local rivals
The Bluebirds are filling their boots. Substitute Isaac Reid wins the ball off Josh Ford and plays in Knighton, who has time and space to slide in his second. Two goals in three minutes for the Chippenham striker
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SUBSTITUTION: Alan Griffin is withdrawn and replaced by Isaac Reid as the Bluebirds make their final change of the afternoon
And Chippenham get their third. McClennan gets in a cross down the right and Tom Knighton is unmarked at the far post, with the striker poking into the top of the net to get his first of the season
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Purnell picks out Knighton, who goes for hte spectacular as the ball bounces over his shoulder but the strike is high and wide
SUBSTITUTION: Joe Tumulty comes on for James Guthrie
Griffin cuts inside and lays the ball into the path of Purnell, whose low shot is well held by Chitty
SUBSTITUTION: Lee Phillips goes off to be replaced by Tom Knighton up front. For Frome, Luke Ballinger is off and Matt Lattibeaudiere comes on
Tindle goes to challenge with Cowler in the air but the Frome man just steps into the Chippenham defender's path. Tindle isn't happy with Cowler's shove and both players get a talking to from the referee
Keeper Chitty comes out of his goal to clear his lines and McClennan has a go at finding the net from range but is well off-target
Kapika has a deflected strike gathered at the near post
Chippenham are coming under a bit of pressure now but defending well, with Purnell winning the ball back on a number of occasions
The Robins carve out another great opportunity. Agbo and Bryan Smith combine to set up Ballinger, whose low shot is tipped away by Chippenham keeper John
SUBSTITUTION: Frome's Brandon Mundy comes off and is replaced by Will Agbo
Another chance for Frome. Cowler heads down into the path of Ballinger but the angle is against the Robins man and his sliced shot is weak
Frome's Brandon Munday is played through into the box but rather than having a shot, takes an extra touch and is seen off by Jack Allward. The Robins man could have really tested Ben John there
Chippenham threaten from the off, with Phillips feeding McClennan but he doesn't get the desired contact on his first-time shot
The second half is underway!
The atmosphere at Badgers Hill has also been slightly subdued so far. The Robins are now out and the second half is moments away
Chippenham emerge first for the second half. Will we see a response from Frome in the second period?
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Referee Adam Penwell brings the first half proceedings to a close. Chippenham are in control in the West Country derby and looked likey to increase their lead in that first period. Joe McClennan, Alan Griffin and James Guthrie are all having very good games, along with Adie Harris and Lee Phillips.
Meanwhile, Frome have looked somewhat deflated ever since they went two goals down and manager Graham will be looking for a huge improvement in the second period. Striker Kapika has looked lively up front but has been largely feeding off scraps thus far.
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McClennan jinks his way into the Frome box after collecting Griffin's backheel, but when the ball is finally laid off to Guthrie, he gets his cross all wrong
Kapika wins a corner for his side with a brave header but takes a hefty whack for his troubles and is down needing attention
Harley Purnell almost picks out Phillips with a sublime lofted ball but the Frome goalie comes racing out of his goal to clear the danger
That second goal looks to have knocked the stuffing out of Frome somewhat. Chippenham are performing well and passing the ball around well in midfield
A rare mistake from the usually-superb Frome keeper Chitty. McClennan looks to feed Griffin with another great cross and the Robins goalie expertly plucks the ball out of the air. But somehow, Chitty loses his grip and the ball rolls clear, allowing Guthrie to slide in and bundle home on the line to make it 2-0
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McClennan picks out Alan Griffin at hte far post with a superb delivery but the striker's header smacks against the crossbar. However, the offside flag was up.
Chippenham threaten again, with McClennan's deflected strike turned around the post by Chitty
That was a smart header from Phillips as he grabbed his first goal of the season. Derek Graham's Robins have looked dangerous, so how will they respond to going a goal down?
And from the resulting corner, it's first blood Chippenham. Guthrie drops a ball into the area from a free-kick and Lee Phillips flicks a header on to the far post, giving keeper Darren Chitty no chance
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Frome's Matt Cowler is shown a yellow card for crashing in to Osman
At the other end, Guthrie finds a yard of space but his strike from outside the area rolls wide of the target
Osman loses possession and Mundy feeds Kapika, whose powerful strike is scooped away by Ben John. Frome are beginning to carve out a few chances
From a Kapika corner, Frome's Ford gets a chance to head goalwards but his effort flies over the bar
James Guthrie is booked for a late challenge on Josh Ford
The Robins break again with a smartly-worked counter-attack but Brandon Mundy's ball into the box is cleared
Giani Kapika gets in behind the Bluebirds defence and gets a dangerous cross in but Greg Tindle manages to clear the danger
Chippenham have begun the game on the front foot but the only chance has fallen to Frome so far
The Bluebirds win a free-kick in a promising position but fail to test the hosts as Joe McClennan's delivery strikes the wall
Frome carve out an early chance as Ballinger gets a run on goal but Ben John stands up well to block the shot at the striker's feet
And we're underway at Badgers Hill!
Chippenham to kick us off, going from left to right.
The two teams are out and there's plenty of warm embraces for Ballinger from his ex-Chippenham team-mates
And out come the Bluebirds, wearing their lime green away strip. Kick-off not long away here at Badgers Hill
The Robins are first out of the dressing room, just waiting for Chippenham to emerge
Around 13 minutes til kick-off at Badgers Hill. Stick with Bluebirds Live for all of the action!
This time last season, Frome's number nine, Luke Ballinger, lined up in this fixture wearing the blue of Chippenham
In that game, Greg Tindle made one of his few apperances for Frome. Chippenham's Toby Osman and Tom Knighton have also featured for the Robins.
Frome have named striker Ryan Charles on the bench, but he doesn't appear to be out warming up at present
FROME TOWN: Darren Chitty, Rhys Baggridge, Mark Cooper, Matt Cowler, Josh Ford, Dean Flockton, Martin Johnson, Bryan Smith (c), Luke Ballinger, Brandon Mundy, Giani Kapika.
SUBS: Johnny Lyyn, Will Agbo, Matt Lattibeaudiere, Ryan Charles, Ryan Elliott
CHIPPENHAM TOWN TEAM TO PLAY FROME: Ben John, Toby Osman, Jack Allward, Adie Harris, Greg Tindle, Iain Harvey, Joe McClennan, Harley Purnell, Alan Griffin (c), Lee Phillips, James Guthrie.
SUBS: Tom Knighton, Isaac Reid, Mitch Tippins, Joe Tumulty, Sam Thomson
The teams are in. Chippenham go with the same side that started their win over Hitchin, with Tippins replacing Charlie Austin on the bench.
For Frome, Matt Cowler and Josh Ford both start, along with Giiani Kapika
Shane Blackmore is also involved in the warm-up but isn't expected to make his comeback from injury this afternoon. For Frome, midfielder Matt Smith isn't fit to be involved after knocking himself out by colliding into a pitchside wall at Weymouth last week. Winger Ben Thomson will also sit out today's derby clash
Both teams are out warming up on the pitch. There's still a way to go til kick-off, so we'll bring you the team news as soon as we get it. The only early observation is that Chippenham's Mitch Tippins looks to be involved, after missing Saturday's win over Hitchin
The managerless Bluebirds put the resignation of Nathan Rudge to the back of their minds as they notched up their first win of the season on Saturday, triumphing 2-0 over Hitchin Town at Hardenhuish Park. Meanwhile, Derek Graham's Frome came back from Burnham with a well-earned point, with the Robins drawing 1-1 in Buckinghamshire
First things first - conditions are absolutely perfect today. The sun is shining and the Frome pitch looks in pristine condition
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Good afternoon from Badgers Hill. It's derby day as Chippenham Town take on West Country rivals Frome Town in the Calor League Premier Division this afternoon
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