Match Report – Yate Town 1 vs 2 Evesham United

Evesham had to come from behind to clinch a deserved 2-1 victory atYateTownand remain unbeaten in the Evo-Stik Southern South & West.  Manager Matt Clarke made one change to the starting line-up that beat Sholing on the opening day, youngster Matt Williams coming in for Nick Rhodes at the back.

 United made all the early running and should have wrapped the points up inside the opening 25 minutes creating a host of chances but failing to convert.  Town defender Ollie Barnes cleared off his own line to prevent Williams firing the Robins into a 5th minutes lead and then home keeper Rob Brown was kept busy saving from Leigh Downing, Tesfa Robinson and Roland Agbor as the home side struggled to get out  of their own half.  Out of the blue, however, Yate stole a 28th minutes lead with their first shot at goal.  Tom Knighton was brought down just outside the box and Barnes gave Dean Coleman no chance from the resulting free-kick to fire the home side into an unsuspected lead.  It took nine minutes of further pressure from United to finally find the net.  Agbor got between a couple of Yate defenders only to be brought down by Harley Purnell in the box, Leigh Downing made no mistake from the spot to draw Evesham level. 

Yate were causing problems at set-pieces in the second half without seriously testing Coleman and it was left to dangerman Agbor to clinch victory 18 minutes from time.  He created the opening with a neat back-heel before prodding in past the diving Brown.  Yate suffered further misery in stoppage time when Adrial Hiroli became their third player to be dismissed in just two games after a late tackle on Jamie Hyde.

Evesham United: Coleman, Wilson, Hyde, Williams, Robinson, Warmer, Downing, Hicks (Connor 60), Corbett (Tulloch 81), Palmer, Agbor

Subs Not Used: Rhodes, Hutchison, Clarke

 Referee: K. Morris (Hereford)

 Attendance: 136