Evesham United 6 vs 1 Littleton

For the second time in four days Evesham found the net six times to continue their promising countdown to the new season.  Neighbours Littleton were the latest to be hit for six with striker Luke Corbett leading the way with his first goals of the pre-season.  Littleton were first to show and the dangerous Joe Lolley should have found the target in the opening minutes but pulled his shot wide.  Marcus Palmer, however, showed how it should be done moments later curling his shot beyond keeper James Bishop to put the Robins one-up.

Littleton continued to look dangerous on the break, with Lolley and Oli Manduchehri both forcing home stopper Nick Thomas to make decent saves.  But it was Evesham who scored again when Player/coach Neil MacKenzie set-up Corbett who beat Bishop with a fine finish.

Number three arrived three minutes into the second half courtesy of Roland Agbor’s close range header.  Littleton got on the scoresheet on 65 minutes, Thomas could only push Simon Fitter’s long range effort into the path of Manduchehri who followed up to score.  Play then switched to the other end resulting in Pav Gierdl making it 4-1 with a shot on the turn from 10 yards.

Two goals in a five minutes spell before the end capped a comfortable afternoon for Matt Clarke’s side.  MacKenzie got a fifth from the penalty spot after he was brought down in the box by Matt Mitchell and then Corbett got his second to complete the scoring tapping in Agbor’s cross at the back post.

Evesham: Thomas (Obiakou 79), Williams (Wilson 55), Hyde, Robinson (Hutchison 64), Eze (Rhodes 55), Gierdl (May 68), MacKenzie, Downing, Corbett, Agbor, Palmer (Tulloch 55)

Sub not used: Echo

Referee: S. Wales (Tewkesbury)

Attendance: 208

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