Wimborne returned to winning ways
with a controlled performance on their visit to Frome
Conversions: Moysey(2) Penalty:Moysey
Wimborne returned to winning ways with a controlled performance on their visit to Frome particularly in terms of the second half when whilst it might not have been pretty it was both pragmatic and productive.
Historically Wimborne have struggled to travel in to Somerset and come away with positive results and on following on the back of three defeats and with a number of changes in personnel it looked like it would be no less a difficult assignment on Saturday
Three players were introduced for their initial first team outing of the season Ashton Kerley in at full back, being the fourth different player in that position in as many matches,
“J.B” Blackmore in to replace Miles Corbin at flanker, the latter having picked up an injury during the intensity of the Will Greenwood led training session in the week and Marcus Atkins, now it could be said approaching veteran status, all coming into the side. They, along with all the remainder of the squad were to contribute to a whole team performance which ultimately brought home the spoils.
The first half was something of a cagey affair. Both sides missed an early penalty attempt and neither was able to gain any real advantage in the early exchanges. Gradually Wimborne began to assert themselves with their pack particularly at scrum time looking as confident as they have been in this facet of the game all season. Nevertheless they were never quite able to deliver the crispness in their play to break down the dogged Frome defence. As result the only score of the half was a Tom Moysey penalty after a home team player had been deemed to have deliberately knocked on and got himself ten minutes in the sin bin for his efforts.
The second half was a different matter all together. Whilst Frome had the benefit of the slope into their favoured corner it was Wimborne who clearly demonstrated their game plan intention and time and time again pushed the home team deep into their own half with astute kicking and with the view to defending in those areas of the pitch where they were confident that Frome could not cause them any great danger.
Eventually this pressure told when after manoeuvring themselves close to the Frome try line they forced a succession of penalties. The decision was made to go for a scrum and from the resultant engagement Jason Llewellyn darted wide and fed Tom Moysey who just managed to ground the ball close to the base of the post for a try which he converted.
Back came Frome but Wimborne continued to defend well as a unit and once again drove the play deep into Frome territory. A concerted forward drive beat down the door, battering runs from Robertson and Hamer in the centre took it off its hinges and Tom Moysey was on hand to pick the lock for the score that put the match beyond doubt.
There was still time for Frome to get themselves camped on the Wimborne line who by now had lost Ed Carter to the sin bin, having been a constant thorn in Frome’s side at and around the break down area, much to the somewhat over exuberant delight of the home crowd
Thereafter in the final few minutes Frome did break down the Wimborne defensive barrier after Will Wright followed Carter in to the bin after transgressing at a ruck in a last gasp effort to keep a clean sheet but by then the job was done and Wimborne were thoroughly worthy winners.
1 P Mills 2 M.Atkins 3 T.Adams 4 T.Starr 5 E Vivian 6 J.Blackmore 7 E Carter 8 D.Foley(capt)
9 J.Llewellyn 10 T.Moysey 11 J.Brown 12 O.Hamer 13 D.Robertson 14 W Wright 15 Ashton Kerley
Replacements: G Draper J Brokenshire P Watson
Coaching Team : Giles Hewson, Dan Draper (manager), Bob Adams