CALOR LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION: Defeat doesn’t stop Robins’ momentum

This Is Wiltshire: Goalkeeper Darren Chitty was in inspired form for Frome as they stunned leaders Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday Goalkeeper Darren Chitty was in inspired form for Frome as they stunned leaders Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday

ADRIAN Foster believes Frome Town’s turnaround is well under way after saluting his players’ recent efforts.

The Frome boss saw more than enough to be happy about at Biggleswade Town on Tuesday night, despite the Robins slipping to a 2-0 defeat in Bedfordshire.

Last Saturday, Foster’s men sent out a warning to rest of the Calor League Premier Division as they brought runaway league leaders Hemel Hempstead Town’s unbeaten home record to an end with a fine 1-0 triumph.

Frome find themselves 18th in the table, 12 points clear of the bottom three, and Badgers Hill boss Foster is hoping the only way is up for his team.

“I was really pleased with how we played on Tuesday, even though we somehow got beat – we dominated the game and created plenty of chances,” said Foster.

“And then Saturday’s win was brilliant. Nobody expected us to go there and get anything, apart from the players and myself.

“I said to the boys ‘don’t worry if they dominate possession or create all the chances’, but the game wasn’t like that at all.

“The players are responding to what we’re doing in training and they’re playing the kind of football that we want them to. Things are definitely improving.”

Biggleswade’s Alex Whitham and Brett Donnelly scored either side of half-time to see off Frome on Tuesday while last weekend, Darren Chitty saved a first- half penalty from Hemel’s Ben Mackey before the on-loan Mark Francis cut inside and beat home keeper Laurie Walker at his near post.

Foster is still on the lookout for reinforcements and says that further attacking options are at the top of his wish-list.

The Robins chief said: “You could see it on Tuesday – the ball was being put into the box and dropping in dangerous areas, but we’re just lacking someone to get on the end of those deliveries and put it in the net.

“I’m working on bringing in another attacking player and if that doesn’t come off, I might go back to Swindon Town because Coops (Swindon manager Mark Cooper) does have a few other players that I might be able to take. But I would prefer to make a permanent signing.”

Defender Jack Vallis is expected to recover from a groin problem in time for tomorrow’s clash with Redditch United after limping off at Biggleswade.

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