Evesham were dealt a major blow in their attempt to avoid relegation losing to fellow strugglers Arlesey Town. On their first ever visit to the Armadillo Stadium United produced a lack-lustre performance against a poor Arlesey side and now have just eight gmes left to preserve their Premier Division status.

 With so much at stake for both sides the game never reched any great heights with clear cut chances at both ends hard to come by. The deciding goal arrived on 17 minutes when Chris Marsh beat keeper Dan Platt with a low drive from the edge of the box. United’s best moment of a dull first half saw Jack Winter cut in from the right but dragged his shot wide when well placed.

 The second half followed suit with both sides struggling to stamp their authority. Ryan Frater did head over from Lee Allinson’s corner for the hosts while James McPike had an effort clear for the Robins. United’s best chance of the game however, arrived in added time when Cayman Islands International Theron Wood rounded home keeper Nick Bussey but Fabio Buffano got back to clear off the goal line.

 Evesham: Platt, Winter (Wilson 62), Tasker, Daniel, Henry, Ardallany, Wilding, MacKenzie, Palmer, McPike (Wood 68), Quaynor (Hernandez 45)

 Subs not used: Male, Clarke.

 Attendance: 112.