AN EVESHAM United side containing trialists and players from the club’s thriving junior section came away from the King George V Playing Field with a 1-0 win over Midland League Division One neighbours Pershore Town in United’s latest pre-season friendly on Friday.
Elliot Kennedy’s goal was enough to make it two wins in two days for Paul Collicutt’s side following an emphatic 4-0 victory over Forest Green Rovers at the Jubilee Stadium the previous evening.
The game was an ideal opportunity for Collicutt to cast an eye over possible new signings to add to the majority of last season’s squad who have already put pen to paper for the 2016/17 campaign.
The hardworking Kennedy got the game’s only goal after 22 minutes when he latched on to a deflected through ball and clinically found the net beyond Town keeper Shaun Edwards.
Before Kennedy struck, United had already crashed a couple of efforts against the Pershore woodwork as Lorcan Sheehan headed Ben Prictor’s corner against the crossbar and shortly afterwards new signing Paul Fahy was unlucky when he planted another header on to a post after good work by youngster Sam Lucas.
The remainder of the first half was bossed by United as Edwards made important saves to prevent Fahy and Kennedy from extending the one-goal lead.
The second half was littered with a host of substitutions by both sides which made for a scrappy 45 minutes, but the better chances continued to fall United’s way.
However, Sam Gilder in the Red & Whites’ goal did make an impressive save from Chris Mallinson to prevent the home side from snatching an unexpected equaliser late on.
THE ROBINS face Stratford Town in a friendly at the Jubilee on Saturday. Please note the kick-off has been switched to 2pm.