19th Sep, 2020

Delight for Robins

Evesham Editorial 24th Oct, 2019

THINGS are looking rosy for Evesham United after they bounced back from their FA Trophy exit to Halesowen Town to sink Willand Rovers 1-0 on Sunday.

Evesham’s latest victory in an impressive run of Southern League Division One South form leaves them fourth in the table – just five points behind leaders Frome Town with two games in hand – although second-placed Thatcham Town have three games in hand on Frome.

The only goal of the game arrived on 47 minutes when Paul Sullivan fired home a low strike from inside the box which proved enough to settle a tense game.

After Willand had wasted a gilt-edged chance to take a third-minute lead from close range, Evesham got on top and Sullivan was denied three times in a first half in which the hosts pressed.

He got his reward soon after the restart with the only goal of the game, which then became a scrappy affair.

Matty Dodd almost made it 2-0 and Sullivan then fired just over from long range, but there was a late scare when Lochie Robertson was forced into a fine save low to his right to keep the hosts ahead.

Evesham are without a game this weekend and return to action at Devon outfit Bideford on Saturday, November 2.

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