Jamie Hyde`s last-gasp equaliser secured Evesham a hard earned point in their Evo-Stik Southern South & West fixture at promotion chasing Tiverton Town. Hyde, United`s longest serving player, found the back of the net with the last kick of the game to score his first goal for the Robins for four years.
It looked all over for Evesham early in the second half with Tiverton holding a commanding two-goal lead and looking certain to claim the three points. But United displayed their fighting qualities to hit back with two late strikes to collect their 12th point away from home this season.
Tiverton enjoyed the better of the first half with David Steele and Joe Bushin both having shots cleared off the United line and Alex Faux crashing a shot against the crossbar.
Two soft goals at the start of the second half, however, looked to have put Tiverton on the road to victory. A mix-up at the back presented leading scorer Bushin the opportunity to fire the home side ahead and then a miss-kick by keeper Tom Cross allowed Dave Pearse to walk the ball home into an unguarded net.
A couple of tactical substitutions by boss Paul West resulted in Dwayne Spence who had only been on the field for three minutes to pull a goal back for the Red and White stripes with 13 minutes to play. This set-up a grandstand finish and with the final whistle about to blow up stepped Hyde to place a low drive wide of Tivvy keeper Chris Wright and trigger wild celebrations in the United camp.
Cross, Hutchcox (Kandekore 58), Hyde, Sysum, Clarke (Turner 45), Downing, Fitter, Blake, Palmer (Spence 74), Brown, Adkins.
Subs not used : Wilson and Gill
Referee : Mr M. Whaley (Plymouth)
Attendance : 187