6.3.12 Hemel Hempstead Town 2 vs 3 Evesham United

A rousing second half performance saw Evesham come back from 2-0 down to claim their first ever league win at Vauxhall Road.  Matt Clarke’s side looked dead and buried at the break trailing by two goals and seemingly heading for their 17th defeat of the campaign.  But in a dramatic turn around, the Robins netted three times in a fifteen minute spell to give their survival hopes a timely boost.

Winger David Pearce did the damage in the opening half scoring twice to give the Tudors a commanding interval lead.  Evesham came out for the second half with all guns blazing and reduced the lead within nine minutes.  Henry Eze arrived arrived late at the back post to power Lewis Tasker’s corner past keeper Ross Kitterridge.  On 67 minutes United levelled the scores through leading scorer Marcus Palmer who rounded Kitteridge before firing in his 16th goal of the season.  With Hemel on the back foot, Evesham sensed victory and two minutes later scored what was to be the game’s winning goal.  Craig Wilding got on the end of Ben Pugh’s cross to glance in a header past the helpless Kitteridge.  The Hemel stopper prevented a fourth in the closing stages when he went full length to keep out Pugh’s fiercely struck free-kick after Palmer had been fould just outside the box.

Evesham: Platt, Wilson (Winter 45), Tasker, Daniel, Eze, Henry, Ardallany (Male 80), Wilding, Connor (Pugh 45), Palmer, Wilding, Quaynor

Subs not used: Keen, Clarke

Attendance: 135.