Robins new boss Lee ready for debut - The Evesham Observer

Robins new boss Lee ready for debut

Evesham Editorial 10th Nov, 2021   0

EVESHAM United will start a new era next week when new boss Lee Driver-Dickerson takes charge for the first time.

Neil Hunt was in the dug-out for the last time last weekend before moving into his new head of football role with the Robins as they continued their revival after holding title-chasing AFC Totton to a 3-3 draw.

Driver-Dickerson watched the game and, with no game this weekend, will make his debut on Tuesday when Evesham head to Mangotsfield United.

Driver-Dickerson has been in charge of fellow Southern League Division One South side Slimbridge since 2018.

Last weekend, Evesham made their customary flying start to take a third-minute lead through Brandon Smalley who took one touch and slotted it past Amadeusz Skrzyniarz in the visitors’ goal.

The home side had a couple of good chances to move further ahead, Mike Symons seemed to slip as he took his shot on eight minutes. Then a Calvin Dinsley corner almost find Ryan Paddock at the far post. A Charlie Johnson free kick went just past the top corner in the 32nd minute.

Despite the Robins creating the chances it was Totton who got their equaliser on 34 minutes, Ben Jefford’s well placed shot from the edge of the box went wide of Lewis Clayton and found its way into the net.

Six minutes into the second period, Totton took the lead when Ethan Taylor’s shot from a very wide angle beat Clayton.

Evesham were in no mood to accept being behind and punished Totton’s inability to clear the ball from their box. Jordan Staten’s header in a busy box levelled the scores just before the hour.

An excellent cross from Jack Hoey was headed home by Taylor giving him his second goal and Totton their 3-2 lead.

Several chances came the way of Evesham, Callum Ebanks saw his shot tipped over the bar, and Symons shot brushed the post.

In the last minute of normal time Symons got his reward, The striker received the ball to the right of The Stags box before striking a well-placed shot past the advancing keeper. Honours even in what many would have felt was an excellent game to watch.

Evesham United: Clayton, Hunt (Hayes 79), Johnson, Staten, Paddock, Sheehan (Horrell 79), Lymn, Dinsley (c), Symons, Ebanks, Smalley (Smith 79). Sub Not Used: Parry.

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