EVESHAM United’s miserable run of 2020 form continued as they were comfortably defeated 4-0 by visitors Cinderford Town on Saturday.
Carl Abbott had expressed faith that his Robins side were still capable of securing a top-five finish but there was little sign of that at the Jubilee as Cinderford ran riot despite the hosts’ endeavours.
Goals from 16-year-old Callum Wood with a strike from outside the box on 28 minutes and Blaine Waugh tapping home from close range on the stroke of half-time gave Cinderford a 2-0 lead at the break.
Further efforts from Aaron Basford midway though the second half and Liam Angel close to full-time secured a very comfortable win for the Gloucestershire side.
United have lost all four of the Southern League Division One South fixtures played this year and conceded 16 goals in the process.
Abbott’s ninth-placed men – now four points outside the play-off zone but having played three more games than fifth-placed Paulton Rovers – will be desperate to turn things around on Saturday but a stern test awaits them at third-placed Winchester City.