Evesham were held to a goalless draw by Chasetown in their latest pre-season friendly. The stalemate extended the Robins unbeaten run to seven games in their build-up to the new season and the first time Matt Clarke’s new look side failed to find the net since the 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury Town six matches ago.
The visitors shaded the first half with former Evesham striker Gary Hay firing just wide and then having his header well saved by keeper Dean Coleman as the Scholars looked dangerous going forward. United’s first effort on goal arrived on the half hour when Tesfa Robinson got on the end of Neil MacKenzie’s free-kick only to direct his shot over. Evesham’s Roland Agbor missed a ‘sitter’ with the half drawing to a close blazing wide Nial Wellington’s cormer from just a yard out.
The second half was littered with substitutions but chances were still created at both ends. Hay having the best opportunity but somehow headed wide of the target after a misunderstnading at the heart of the home defence. Luke corbett could have won it for Evesham but after latching onto Coleman’s free kick the striker blasted his shot high and wide with only keeper Lee Evans to beat as the game finished with honours shared.
Coleman, Wilson (Williams 45), Wellington (Hyde 45, Hutchison 68), Gwynne, Robinson, Rhodes (Eze 64), Downing (Gierdel 64), MacKenzie (Connor 60), Corbett, Agbor, Palmer (Tulloch 45)
Referee: Mr M Amphlett (Kidderminster)