BORO CLIP ROBINS WINGS IN A THRILLER

The Non-League Football Paper - - SOUTHERN PREMIER SOUTH - By Andrew McNeil

A SUNNY af­ter­noon as the sea­sons change saw the Robins mi­grate east from Frome to take on a Farn­bor­ough side pil­lo­ried in the press for off-field rea­sons since their wid­week FA Cup re­play de­feat.

Un­for­tu­nately for Frome, for this game their hosts had re­mem­bered to bring a keeper to the match.

As they have done of late, from the whis­tle Farn­bor­ough stroked it around nicely, but it took till the half-hour for Boro to draw blood.

Michael Elias-Fernandes picked the ball up on a mazy run, looked up for a pass but see­ing no op­tions, deftly placed the ball in off the post from 30 yards.

It took un­til af­ter the break for the Robins to muster an equaliser, the air­borne route pro­duc­ing a header at the far post from Mar­cus Map­stone that lev­elled up pro­ceed­ings.

This in­censed Farn­bor­ough on the re­sump­tion, with EliasFer­nan­des al­most im­me­di­ately fin­ish­ing crisply from some snappy pass­ing on the edge of the box.

And Bren­dan Mur­phy-McVey curled in a third with a quar­ter of an hour re­main­ing.

Frome grabbed a sec­ond goal through Ryan Bath three min­utes later but then found their wings clipped as Farn­bor­ough held firm to claim a thor­ough­ly­de­served win.

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