28.4.12 Barwell 1 vs 1 Evesham United

Evesham will be playing their football in the Evo-Stik South & West next season after a disappointing campaign came to an end at the Kirkby Road Sports Ground.  Evesham travelled to Leicestershire needing a win and hoping results in other games went their way if they were to avoid the drop.  But it was insignificant as Matt Clarke’s under strength side ended a three year stint in the Southern Premier League Division despite finishing the season on a three match unbeaten run.

Barwell already guaranteed a top ten finish enjoyed the opening exchanges forcing United keeper Dan Platt to touch over Jai Stanley’s free-kick and then the youngster produced a fine double save to thwart dangerman Jamie Towers.  Evesham upped their game forcing a succession of corners only to fall behind on the half-hour.  Towers got free down the right before crossing to Matt West for a simple tap-in.  United responded and finished the half on top, Henry Eze went close and then Ben Pugh mis-kicked in front of goal with only keeper Liam Castle to beat.

Evesham continued to play some decent football on a tricky surface in the second half but were dealt a blow when the influential Eze received a second yellow for a foul on substitute Tom Weale.  Towers should have wrapped the points up for Barwell soon after but headed wide with the goal at his mercy.  Castle at the other end then produced fine saves from Josh Quaynor and Craig Connor before Evesham were rewarded for their efforts with a last minute equaliser.  Roland Agbor got the better of two defenders before composing himself and finding the bottom corner from 18 yards.

Platt, Wilson, Tasker, Eze, Daniel, Connor, Ardallany , Downing, Pugh, Quaynor, Agbor. Subs not used:  Wood, Clarke, Bartlam, Thomasson

Attendance: 230.