It's nine in a row for rampant Robins - The Evesham Observer

It's nine in a row for rampant Robins

Evesham Editorial 22nd Nov, 2016   0

Wimborne Town 1 Evesham United 3

Southern League Division One South & West

EVESHAM United maintained their relentless form on Saturday as a ninth successive league win ensured they completed the double over their Dorset hosts.

Goals from Mark Magee, Adam Mann and Paul Fahy eased United to victory at a wet and windy Cuthbury despite the visitors being without a hatful of players.

Goalkeeper Kevin Sawyer, Ashley Williams and 17-goal top scorer Lance Smith were absent for Paul Collicutt’s side together with Elliot Kennedy, Jordan Bryan and Will Wellon.

Promising youth-teamers Thomas Ravenhall and Tomas Leonard travelled to the south coast and were included on the substitutes bench along with Carl Brown who was available for only the second time this season.

Third placed United set the tone of the game from the start as they caused all sorts of problems for the under pressure Wimborne defenders.

Magee planted an early header on the roof of the Wimborne net and great work by Mann and Magee ended with Fahy pulling his shot narrowly wide with keeper Pat O’Flaherty beaten.

Mann was again in the thick of the action, providing a cross that Lewis Binns headed over, and then O’Flaherty did well to keep out Nick Stanley’s powerfully struck free kick.

However, on 30 minutes the home defence was finally breached when O’Flaherty could only push Mann’s drive into the path of the predatory Magee who coolly slotted home.

On the stroke of half time United’s pressure was rewarded again with a second goal courtesy of the impressive Mann who charged through from midfield and beat O’Flaherty all ends up with a terrific shot from 20 yards.

By now the result was in the bag but United continued to look for more goals in the second half.

Leading up to the hour mark O’Flaherty pushed aside Linden Dovey’s snap-shot and was relieved to see Magee’s effort brush the woodwork when rooted to his line.

In some rare action at the other end, keeper Sam Gilder made an important save at his near post to keep out James Stokoe and then Luke Holmes ballooned his shot high and wide from just outside the box.

Eventually a third goal arrived in the 86th minute when a ball in from the left was helped on by Brown to Fahy and he rifled home an unstoppable shot into the top corner of O’Flaherty’s net.

As the game moved towards its conclusion, Wimborne pulled a goal back through top scorer Toby Holmes but the damage had already been done as the Robins registered an impressive sixth league win away from home this season.

Collicutt’s side host lowly Wantage Town on Tuesday and the match has been confirmed as on despite the recent wet weather.

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