Stratford Town up to ninth after Frome win
STRATFORD Town moved up to ninth in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division following a clinical 3-0 victory over Frome Town at the DCS Stadium on Saturday.
Goals from Richard Gregory, Edwin Ahenkorah and Edji Mbunga saw Town claim their third league win of the season against a Frome side who slumped to a second heavy defeat in four days.
Stratford went ahead against the run of play in the 32nd minute. Simeon Tulloch's teasing cross from the right was put on a plate for Gregory, who beat Nathan Summers in the air to head home past Darren Chitty.
After a relatively poor first half, Town produced a much-improved second and they were rewarded with two further goals.
In the 62nd minute, Will Grocott's corner caused mayhem in the six-yard box and Ahenkorah was there to bundle the ball home from close range.
Seven minutes later, Frome were left with a mountain to climb when Mitchell Page was sent off for a second bookable offence after clashing with James Fry.
Stratford made Frome pay with a third goal three minutes from time. Grocott's strike at goal came back off a Frome defender and youngster Mbunga, on loan from Birmingham City, was in the right place to slot home from ten yards.
Stratford Town: Niall Cooper, Jordan Cullinane-Liburd, Daniel Summerfield, Guy Clark, James Fry, Barry Fitzharris (Edji Mbunga 74), Simeon Tulloch, Will Grocott, Richard Gregory (c), Edwin Ahenkorah, Warren Brooks (Kieren Westwood 53). Subs not used: Liam Francis, Yannick Gomes, Jamie Sheldon.
Frome Town: Darren Chitty, Connor Roberts, Kris Miller (Chris Gregan 52), Nathan Summers (Aidan Kirby 83), Marcus Mapstone, Dan Cleverley (c), Jon Davies, Clayton Green, Mitchell Page, George Miller (Jake Jackson 72), Darren Jeffries. Subs not used: Sam Teale, Sam Boulton, Aidan Kirby.
Full match report, reaction and more pictures in this week's Herald.