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BLUEBIRDS LIVE: Frome Town 1 Chippenham Town 2
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- FULL-TIME: Frome Town 1 Chippenham Town 2
- New Frome manager Brian O'Donnell watches his side
- Ben Wood puts the Robins in front before Lee Phillips and Tom Knighton turn the tie on its head
- Dan Barnes reports from Badgers Hill
Well done @Chiptownfc that is more like it! RT @gazsport: FULL-TIME: Frome Town 1 Chippenham Town 2 #bluebirdslive— @enjaybeeassoc 16 October 2013
And that's that for tonight's Red Insure Cup tie at Frome.
It's Chippenham who go into the second round after recovering from going a goal down. Don't forget to check out tomorrow morning's Gazette & Herald for all the latest Chippenham Town news, with reaction to Brian O'Donnell's appointment as Frome manager in Friday's Wiltshire Times.
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Frome's Cowler goees down under the challenge on Tindle, who drives forward and sends Knighton racing towards goal but referee Adam Ricketts pulls play back for a head injury!
And from their second successive corner kick, Alan Griffin nods the ball back over his own bar!
Frome win a late corner...
SUBSTITUTION: Brandon Mundy comes on for Johnny Oliver for the hosts
Around five minutes left to go at Badgers Hill and Chippenham still lead 2-1
There's a little bit of handbags off the ball as Josh Ford is challenged strongly by Tindle but play continues on
The Bluebirds win a free-kick and Adams fancies a go but his effort loops over the wall and into the hands of keeper Chitty
Frome goalscorer Wood jinks past a host of challenges but his ball to the far post fails to find a red shirt
It's Chippenham who remain on the front foot but things have gone a bit quiet in the last ten minutes or so
“@gazsport: GOAL: Frome Town 1 Chippenham Town 2 (Tom Knighton) #bluebirdslive” @tknighton_10 bossing it— @JGuthrie11 16 October 2013
SUBSTITUTION: Frome make their first change, with Matt Cowler coming on for Will Agbo
So it's the Bluebirds that have the advantage. They've been the better side so far in this second half but there's still plenty of time left in this tie
SUBSTITUTION: Chippenham make their final change, with Phillips coming off for Dean Griffiths
Chippenham take the lead! Phillips flicks a cross into the path of Knighton, who finishes from close range
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Chippeham's Phillips heads goalwards from a McClennan corner but Chitty punches clear.
At the other end, the pacy Wood breaks but is dealt with by Shane Blackmore, who has been having a very good game
Griffin has gone into the heart of the defence, with Adams moving in to midfield
SUBSTITUTION: Alan Griffin comes on for Iain Harvey and is immediately involved as he blocks a shot from Matt Smith
And the second half gets underway!
SUBSTITUTION: Chippenham's Joe Lennox is sent on at half-time in place of Joe Tumelty
Chippenham emerge first for the second period
“@gazsport: GOAL: Frome Town 1 Chippenham Town 1 (Lee Phillips) #bluebirdslive” my man @Phillo11— @JGuthrie11 16 October 2013
So the scores are level at the break. As predicted, it's been a good game at Badgers Hill tonight with plenty of positive play from both sides.
Finely poised going in to the second half
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He may be centre-half but Adams cuts the Frome defence in two with a superb through ball into the path of Phillips, who finishes well through the legs of Chitty to level the scores
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At the other end, Agbo works some space and lays the ball off to Millard, whose strike from outside the area is held by John
Chippenham youngster Tumelty must have thought he had his first goal in a Bluebirds shirt there
SOMEHOW the Bluebirds fail to equalise! Phillips' header is blocked and the ball falls to Tumelty, whose drive at goal is blocked by a sublime reaction save from Frome keeper Chitty.
Knighton is following up but his close-range header flies wide of the target!
There's a slight delay as Phillips gets attention for a clash of heads with Bryan Smith
Frome's Simon Millard wins the ball off Tumelty and sets up Wood for a shot but that's comfortable for John to gather
Winger McClennan has been the livewire for Chippenham so far. Frome are defending well though and they still lead 1-0
The usually defensive-minded Harvey show some quick feet to nutmeg a Frome defender but his cut-back in the direction of Phillips is cleared
The Bluebirds' Phillips breaks free but is charged down by Frome's Johnny Lynn
McClennan attempts to get Chippenham back in the game as he goes for goal from a free-kick but Chitty watches that one fly over the bar
That was slightly against the run of play but Frome won't mind as Wood puts them ahead with a well-taken goal
And it's first blood Frome! Ben Wood receives the ball near the flank and knocks it over the head of Greg Tindle before racing clear and producing a perfectly-weighted effort that floats over the head of Ben John to give the hosts the lead.
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At the other end Matt Smith tries a pot-shot from outside the area but is off-target
Knighton goes close again! McClennan plays the striker in and after intially being dispossessed by Josh Ford, Knighton slides in and wins the ball back before forcing Darren Chitty to turn his shot around the post.
Iain Harvey slides in to challenge Matt Smith with a crunching tackle and gets a yellow card for his trouble. The challenge was two-footed though!
At the other end, Ben Wood sets up Agbo in a shooting position but his strike is wide of the mark
Joe McClennan and Lee Phillips combine to set up Joe Tumelty but the winger blazes his shot over the bar
Chippenham go close to taking the lead! Harley Purnell drives forward with the ball and lays off into the path of Tom Knighton.
The ball isn't perfect for the striker to take it in his stride but Knighton still manages to swivel and get his shot away, with the effort trickling across the face of goal
Frome win an early corner and Will Agbo has a go but his shot is blocked
Chippenham to kick off, going from left to right
And out they come!
The two teams have emerged from the dressing rooms at the far corner of the ground
Just a reminder - there's no extra-time tonight if the scores are level after 90 minutes. We got straight to penalties!
So there's around 12 minutes til kick-off here at Badgers Hill. Remember to stick with Bluebirds Live for all of the action as it happens.
FROME TOWN: Darren Chitty, Rhys Baggridge, Aaron Ledgister, Johnny Lynn, Josh Ford, Simon Millard, Matt Smith, Bryan Smith (c), Ben Wood, Will Agbo, Johnny Oliver.
SUBS: Kurt Hammonds, Matt Cowler, Ryan Elliott, Brandon Mundy, James Rustell.
CHIPPENHAM TOWN TEAM TO PLAY FROME TOWN: Ben John, Stuart Tovey, Shane Blackmore, Ross Adams, Greg Tindle, Iain Harvey, Joe McClennan, Harley Purnell, Lee Phillips (c), Tom Knighton, Joe Tumelty.
SUBS: Alan Griffin, Jack Allward, Dean Griffiths, Joe Lennox, Luke Murden.
Shane Blackmore and recent returnee Ross Adams both start for Chippenham whilst Lee Phillips also returns to captain the side after a spell on the sidelines with a broken hand.
The likes of Alan Griffin, Jack Allward and Griffiths are all on the bench.
Westbury United man Simon Millard starts for Frome.
Tonight's teams to follow...
Frankly, the Red Insure Cup is sometimes viewed of something of a chore for managers but tonight's tie has all the makings of a proper game.
Chippenham chief Steve Winter is expecting a reaction from his players following three league defeats on the spin whilst Frome are out to impress new boss O'Donnell, as well as avenging their 5-0 thrashing when the two sides met here in August!
Meanwhile, for the Bluebirds, striker Dean Griffiths is involved tonight after returning to Chippenham from Bridgwater Town.
The biggest news of the week comes from hosts Frome. Former AFC Bournemouth youth coach and Poole Town chief Brian O'Donnell was appointed as the Robins' new manager yesterday.
O'Donnell isn't in charge of his new side tonight though, with caretaker Lloyd Chamberlain directing proceedings.
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Good evening from Badgers Hill! West country rivals Chippenham Town and Frome Town meet in the Red Insure Cup tonight
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