For the second game running Evesham United conceded a late goal depriving them of a deserved win at Clevedon Town. Just when it looked the Robins were about to clinch their second league double of the season, Seasiders striker Clayton Fortune found the net to earn an unlikely point for the home side. It was more heartache for Paul West’s side who went down to an injury-time winner in their last outing at Merthyr Town on New Year’s Day. The match passed a 10.30am inspection and it was Evesham who adapted better to the heavy conditions. Carl Brown and Leigh Downing both going close before the Robins went ahead on 37 minutes. Midfielder Sam Adkins, on loan from Leamington, getting his first goal for the club with a superbly struck volley from 30 yards.
With a strong wind in their favour in the second half Evesham pressed for a decisive second goal. Twice Leon Kandekore got clear but was unable to find the target and them Lee Matthews in the Clevedon goal was at full stretch to save from Will Gayton. Kandekore fired into the side netting but United’s failings in front of goal were punished with the game entering stoppage time. From an Aaron Robbins free-kick on the left the ball found its way to Fortune who fired home through a ruck of players six yards out.
Evesham United: Cross, Wilson, Hyde (Turner 45), Sysum, Clarke, J Blake, Downing, Adkins, Kandekore (Spence 89), Brown (Vernaschi 86), Gayton
Subs not used: Edwards, A. Blake