In their first league encounter in a couple of years the Somerset rivals battled it in out a highly entertaining draw. After a dour draw away at Highworth midweek, Larks’ supporters were rewarded with a committed performance from a somewhat depleted squad missing Ethan Hill, Brad Norris and Alex Lambert.
Despite having to make an early change when Dam Demkiv had to come off after a bruising encounter with ex-Lark Mike Baker, the Larks’ young forward line, buoyed up by fine performances by midfielders Dale Evans and, especially, Harry Simons, put some good moves together. That said, the visitors probably shaded the first half, having a shot come off the bar midway though. Shaun Semmens did well to keep a clean sheet and Jack Pearson-Brown had to block a Frome effort off the line.
With the fierce wind in their favour in the second period the home side showed more determination and had most of the play but spurned their best chance of the game when the Frome defence offered them an open goal but no one was able to find that decisive shot. Owen Humphries fired a great effort just wide, and at the other end Semmo made a brave save one on one with Kane Simpson. Although the Robins put in a more composed effort in the dying stages of the game to threaten a last-gasp winner, Josh Jones marshalled his defence well and a point apiece was on balance deserved.