Preview – Evesham Utd vs Shortwood United

GAME SUBJECT TO 11AM PITCH INSPECTION

Evesham United chase a third successive victory when they host Shortwood United tomorrow (3pm) writes Steve Carley of the Worcester News.

The Robins won 1-0 at Didcot Town last Saturday and beat Wimborne Town 3-0 at the Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium on Tuesday.

Their first back-to-back triumphs since August were dedicated by manager Paul West to late ex-chairman Stuart Reeves and ex-player Neil Emms.

The Wimborne game was played on the day of Reeves’ funeral and the scoreline was the same as when November’s original fixture, which started with a minute’s silence in memory of Emms, was abandoned due to floodlight failure.

West wants to continue his team’s run against a Shortwood side just above them in Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West.

He said: “Getting back-to-back wins was very important because the players’ hard work is paying off. They are starting to believe in themselves a bit more.”

Evesham have signed 13-goal Bromsgrove Sporting striker Chris Conway, a former Aston Villa youngster.