A BIG game awaits Evesham United on Sunday when Larkhall Athletic visit the Jubilee Stadium to face a Robins side without a victory in six matches in all competitions.
Despite this, Paul Collicutt’s United remain in the Southern League Division One South play-off zone, although this weekend’s Bath visitors are just four points behind Evesham despite sitting eight places lower.
United’s poor run continued on Saturday when Daniel Wooden’s superb 63rd-minute strike condemned the visitors to a 1-0 defeat at Moneyfields, who are a place behind Evesham thanks to the three points.
The result was harsh on United who contributed to an evenly-matched game in which clearcut chances were at a premium and was decided when Wooden let fly with a stunning strike which crashed into the net via the underside of the crossbar.
Evesham piled on late pressure and were particularly threatening from set-pieces, but the equaliser proved elusive and the Portsmouth outfit hung on to seal victory.
The match was popular keeper Harvey Rivers’ last in an Evesham shirt before he completed his switch to National League South side Truro City.
The 22-year-old former Cheltenham Town, Gloucester City and Cirencester Town stopper has been an integral part of the United line-up since arriving in the summer and makes the move to Cornwall to play two levels higher alongside housemate Nick Grimes, who has made the move from Cinderford Town.
Replacing Rivers is Andy Hannah who has joined on dual registration from Gloucester City having had the same arrangement with Mangotsfield United and also incoming at the Jubilee is former Redditch United winger Adam Page, who also makes the switch on loan from Gloucester.