IT WAS high fives for Evesham United on Saturday as a fifth league win on the spin cemented top spot in Southern League Division One South.
The Robins came from a goal down to defeat AFC Totton 3-1 in Hampshire and move on to 15 points from six matches.
An exciting game is in prospect this weekend when third-placed Yate Town visit the Jubilee Stadium where victory for the hosts would open a seven-point advantage over their visitors, albeit having played a game more.
On Saturday, Evesham produced another dominant display but somehow found themselves trailing on 40 minutes when Jack Barker netted for the hosts.
However, it was 1-1 just two minutes later when Joe Tumelty struck for the Robins.
The visitors continued to be in the ascendancy in the second half and, after hitting the bar, deservedly took the lead through Steve Davies’ penalty in the 77th minute before sealing victory a minute from time through Sean Brain’s effort.
Meanwhile, United defender Liam Harding has joined Bishop’s Cleeve on loan in a bid to regain fitness after his injury nightmare.
After coming through a training session well at the club last Thursday, boss Paul Collicutt has decided to send Harding to the Hellenic League Premier Division club to build his match fitness and sharpness.
Harding battled back from a 13-month absence following surgery on one knee, but then suffered damage to the cartilage in his other knee during pre-season, which has further delayed his return to action.