Frimley Green 3 Bagshot 0
By Matthew Flude
Unbeaten home form continues
FRIMLEY GREEN vs BAGSHOT – 27/10/2018
Frimley were looking to build on Wednesdays 4-0 Surrey Premier cup win against Reigatians after last week’s surprising defeat to Fleet Spurs in the league. Although missing a few regulars today, they started the game how they meant to go on, when the ball fell to Captain Sam Hamer 25 yards out, but his half volley went wide of the upright.
A bit of a setback occurred early on in the 1st half, as Matt Ward pulled up when defending a long ball, with a hamstring issue, not long after this, he was replaced by Tony Trinder. Frimley, however, carried on trying to gain momentum and carved out a couple of chances; first, Leo Medrado was through on goal, but cut inside and his shot was blocked, then Zac Horkan had an effort from a corner that went over.
The first goal arrived after a controversial free kick was given against Bagshot, when a player who left the field due to injury, returned when not called back on by the officials, resulting in a free kick being given to Frimley. Quick thinking by Cyrus Vanterpool saw him send a long pass from just inside the Bagshot half over to the right hand side of the box, where Dan Bone was waiting, he chested it past the defender who missed his header, before running in on goal and slotting it past the keeper to make it 1-0 to Frimley.
Not a lot else happened in the 1st half, both defences holding firm, especially Frimley’s who managed to deal with a couple of Bagshot corners. The half ended Frimley 1-0 Bagshot.
The second half started with Frimley on the front foot again and in truth, Bagshot rarely threatened during the half. Frimley were finding joy down both wings, with full backs James Vass and Mark Primett seeing a lot of the ball in the attacking third for Frimley. From one of these forays down the left, the ball found its way to Bone, who cut inside and unleashed a shot, but the keeper done well to parry, Medrado picked up the rebound, but the keeper managed to get back and save again.
Frimley made their last two changes of the game not long after. Jeff Vasquez Rosero – who did not stop running while on the pitch – was replaced by Ben Dearlove. Kristian Cumberbatch came on for Sam Hamer, as a precaution due to picking up a knock. Not long after these substitutions, the second goal of the game came.
Ed Mckinlay swung a corner in to the 6-yard box, where the keeper spilled the ball into the net. Bone was there to make sure, but this will go down as an Own Goal. 2-0 to Frimley with around 7 minutes remaining and in the final minutes, the game was sealed when Cumberbatch received the ball from Bone, before releasing Medrado on the left side of the box. This seasons top scorer ran past the Bagshot defender, before dinking the ball past the oncoming keeper for his 8th of the season.
Not long after the restart, the referee blew the final whistle. Frimley 3-0 Bagshot.
Harris (GK), Horkan, M Ward (Trinder), Primett, Vass, Vasquez Rosero (Dearlove), Hamer (Cpt) (Cumberbatch), Vanterpool, Mckinlay, Bone, Medrado
A good, professional win for Frimley against a Bagshot side with an away record better than their home record. Frimley will be looking to build on the last couple of wins, when they visit Epsom & Ewell in the league on 3rd November.
Attendance: 56 MOM: James Vass
Massive thanks to Alex Walker for this match report.