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Frome Town win 4-2 on penalties

Match Report:

By: Neil Walton – Dorset Echo Sport | @EchosportNeil

Dorchester Town exited the Southern League Challenge Cup second round 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Frome Town at Badgers Hill.

Boss Callum Brooks made six changes, handing a debut to Connal Morrison, but it was Frome who drew first blood as Joe O’Laughlin scored for the hosts following Jack Torniainen’s slip.

Dorchester pressed for a leveller in the second half, making three substitutions, and were eventually rewarded when Devon Arnold and Klaidi Lolos combined to win a penalty, allowing the latter to slot past Rob Brown in the 89th minute.

The Greek’s second goal in two games forced a shoot-out but Frome went 2-1 up, with Arnold netting for the Magpies.

Tom Purrington then saw Brown keep out his strike and the teams then traded penalties, Franklyn Clarke scoring for 3-2.

Frome’s Simpson bagged his spot-kick but Callum Rose was denied as the Magpies exited their third cup of the season.

Frome Town: Brown, O’Loughlin, Teale, C Peck, Hobbs, Simpson, Lenihan, Monks, Cottle, Maidment, Hallett. Subs: Cooper, Locke, Smith, Mannings, Ellington.

Magpies: Hutchings, Torniainen (Strugnell 64), Rose, Martin, Clarke, M Peck, Wright (Purrington 75), Morrison, Davis (B Lowes 57), Arnold, Lolos. Subs not used: Sa, Murphy.

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Starting XI:
Nick Hutchings
Jack Torniainen ⤵️
Neil Martin ©
Franklyn Clarke
Devon Arnold
Klaidi Lolos
Charlie Davis ⤵️
Callum Rose
Mike Peck
Sean Wright ⤵️
Connal Morrison

Shane Murphy
Tiago Sa
Dan Strugnell ⤴️
Billy Lowes ⤴️
Tom Purrington ⤴️