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Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division club Frome Town have confirmed the signing of striker Lloyd Matthews from…

…npower League One side Yeovil Town.

The Frome-born striker has joined on `work experience` forms from the Glovers and made his debut at Thatcham Town in the Red Insure Cup defeat on Wednesday night.

Matthews said: “I’m really excited to be joining Frome Town and it will be great to play for my home-town club.

“I’d spoken to the new manager at Yeovil Gary Johnson who gave the move the all clear and I can’t wait to get started.”

Meanwhile, club secretary Ian Pearce has called upon the people of Frome to help with one final push as the club approaches the target required for the new 250-seater stand at the AlderSmith Stadium to satisfy the ground grading requirements of the FA.

“It has been a brilliant response from the community and our supporters to raise the amount we have already but if we can just have that final push we know the stand will be up in time as long as we are successful in our grant application to the Football Stadia
Improvement Fund,” said Pearce.

Originally the club set a target of needing to raise £20,000 but since then some additional costs have been discovered that has meant a significant increase to the money the Robins need to find.

Pearce added: “Because the land slopes significantly around the ground we have had to bring in a structural engineer to confirm the actual requirements of the ground works we have needed which has almost doubled its cost because of the findings. The actual stand itself will also cost more because of additional works on needing handrails and steps because one end of the stand will be over a meter from ground level.”

The club now require an additional £2,000 to complete the funding required for the project which is above the expected income to be generated from the already organised fund raising events or donations already accounted for but not yet presented.

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