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26th Jun, 2022

FOOTBALL - Evesham United snatch late win in seven goal thriller with Lymington

KYLE BELMONTE scored a late winner, for 10-man Evesham United as the Robins won a seven-goal thriller against Lymington Town.

 

Belmonte scored the game’s decisive goal in the closing stages having earlier put the Robins in front heading into the break.

 

That came after Bradley Gray had first drawn the Robins level before he grabbed his second goal on 55 minutes.

 

And despite losing Tom Chamberlain to a red card on 67 minutes with the score at 3-2, Evesham would go on to take all three points.

 

The result means Evesham now sit 13th in the Southern League Division One South table, after claiming a crucial win at the Spiers and Hartwell Stadium.

 

However, it was Lymington who took the lead on seven minutes when Luke Churchill’s effort deflected past Lewis Clayton.

 

Evesham responded four minutes later when Gray twisted and turned before a well-placed strike drew the teams level.

 

And the Robins completed the turnaround before half time when Belmonte pounced on a loose pass before finding the net.

 

Lymington equalised shortly after the interval on 50 minutes when Jason Brookes finished from close range.

 

However, Evesham found another quick response when Gray left Lymington goalkeeper Joe Coombes with no chance from Belmonte’s pinpoint pass.

 

The home side were forced to play the final 23 minutes with 10-men after Chamberlain was shown a red card.

 

And Lymington thought they had secured a point when Clayton conceded a penalty which was converted by Freddie Bullard on 83 minutes.

 

Jack Horrell’s stunning 25-yard effort came back off the crossbar for Evesham before the hosts found a late winner.

 

Belmonte broke in-behind the Lymington defence before producing a fine shot to secure the points.

 

Clayton made amends for the penalty when he made an incredible fingertip save in the fifth minute of added time.

 

Evesham are next in action away at Bristol Manor Farm on Saturday, January 22 with kick-off at 3pm at The Creek.

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