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FA Cup Tie at Frome moved because of Cheese fair

It must be a first - an FA Cup tie moved because of a Cheese Show.

Frome Town's tie with West Country rivals Chippenham Town has been brought forward from Saturday to Friday because it clashes with the town's biggest event of the year.

Frome Cheese Show The Frome Cheese Show showcases over 1,200 cheese entries from around the globe

The Frome Agricultural and Cheese Show  attracted 20,000 visitors last year and officials of the Southern League Premier Division club acted amid fears the attendance would be hit if the tie was not rescheduled.

"Chippenham are only a few miles down the road and we'd like to think we could expect a crowd of around 500 or 600," Frome secretary and managing director Ian Pearce told BBC Sport.

"But the cheese show is huge, the biggest event in the town's calendar.

"It would have had a big knock-on effect in terms of the attendance had we not re-arranged the date.

"A lot of our fans like going to the cheese show, including our chairman, Jeremy Alderman, who is one of the show's sponsors."


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