Evesham United finally got their first Calor League South & West victory at the sixth attempt after a convincing 3-1 win over Clevedon Town on Tuesday night. Both sides went into the game seeking their first league success of the campaign and it was United who broke their duck with an impressive display.
Clevedon keeper Danny Greaves was busy saving from Carl Brown and Mitchell Botfield as Evesham dominated from the start and then Lance Smith was unlucky to have an effort deflected wide before the Clevedon defence was breached in the 23rd minute. Greaves failed to gather Ashley Jackson`s shot and Robins skipper Marc Richards followed up to score.
Greaves then prevented Botfield adding a second pushing the midfielder`s drive aside before the danger was eventually cleared.
Following the resumption, Adam Millard headed over and Jackson shot into the side-netting before the lead was extended on 62 minutes. Linden Dovey was brought down in full flight by Sam Teale inside the box and Botfield stepped up to send Greaves the wrong way from the penalty spot. Within two minutes Dovey got on the scoresheet to make it 3-0 with an explosive finish from 20 yards. Ross McNab bundled in a consolation goal for the Seasiders but it was Evesham`s night as Shaun Cunnington`s men comfortably claimed the much needed win.
Bateman, Wilson, Mansell, Millard, Richards, Botfield, Brown, Barnfield (Gould 90), Smith, Dovey, A. Jackson.
SUBS NOT USED: Palmer, Tambling and Holloway.
REFEREE: Mr S.Glyde (Cheltenham)