13.3.12 Stourbridge 3 vs 1 Evesham United

Evesham’s poor record against Stourbridge contnued at the War Memorial Ground on Tuesday night, three second half goals sentencing the robins into the relegation zone.  United last tasted victory against the Glassboys back in November 2008 and eleven games later are still searching for their next win.  Dumped 5-0 by Stourbridge in the FA Cup earlier in the season, Evesham were outplayed for long periods and face a battle to maintain their Premier Divsion status.  Stourbridge enjoyed the greater possession in the opening half without seriously testing Dan Platt in the United goal.  Evesham had their best spell at the start of the second half with keeper Solly pushing aside Pedram Ardallany’s drive and then Neil MacKenzie and James McPike going close.

But it was Stourbridge who opened the scoring on 53 minutes, hesitation at the back between Wayne Daniel and Platt gifted Leon Broadhurst a soft first goal.  Not surprisingly the lead was extended 15 minutes from time when Nathan Bennett met Sam Geddes’ free kick to find the net with a well placed header.  Geddes himself got on the scoresheet with 10 minutes to go, scoring from the penalty box after Callum Henry had brought down Sam Rock in the box.

Evesham finished the game with a flourish, solly making a smart save from Marcus Palmer and then McPike pulling a goal back with a header that beat Solly from a Palmer cross four minutes from the end.

Evesham: Platt, Winter, Tasker, Daniel, Henry, Ardallany, Wilding, MacKenzie (Wilson 77), Palmer, McPike, Quaynor (Male 77)

Subs not used: Clarke.

Attendance: 314.