EVESHAM UNITED were held to a goalless draw against Bideford despite finishing the game with 10-men as the Robins league struggles continued having now won just one of their last six matches.
The result leaves Evesham in 14th place in the Southern League Division One South table, as many points away from the play-offs as they are from bottom of the table.
Prior to the game, a minute’s silence was held in memory of long time Evesham fan Rob Sexton and was followed by a minute’s applause for local Rugby player Jack Jeffery as the referee halted the game in the 11th minute.
And the home side had Adam Mace to thank for taking a share of the spoils when he headed George Nancekivell’s shot off the line early on.
Evesham improved as the half wore on with Tom Chamberlain’s corner forcing Bideford goalkeeper Adam Seedhouse-Evans to tip the ball over the bar.
And Jack Horrell was then denied by Seedhouse-Evans at full stretch before Brandon Smalley’s effort was also kept out.
It was then Evesham’s turn to have a shot cleared off the line when Smalley was denied again after Seedhouse-Evans made a brilliant stop moments earlier.
However, Evesham’s chances of claiming all three points took a blow when Chamberlain was shown a second yellow card on 70 minutes.
Evesham are next in action away at league leaders Frome Town on Saturday, March 5 with kick-off at 3pm at Badgers Hill Stadium.