Match Report: Evesham United 0-2 Cirencester Town

With Cirencester having won three of the last four fixtures, today’s game was going to be a difficult one, with ‘The Robins’ looking to halt their slide which has come along following on from some good early season form, which saw them top the table at one point.

The game started in a very even manner with both sides showing that they were prepared to go for goals, as early as the fourth minute when both sides won corners in a very open game. It looked as if the home side had seemed to settle the quickest without creating any real clear-cut chances, something that they would pay for on the 26th minute when Simon Chestertown took the lead through Ben Whitehead who is both Cirencester and the division’s top goal scorer. He looked to of evaded the offside trap on with just the keeper to beach slotted the ball home to give the visitors A deserved lead.

There were two further goalscoring opportunities at the end of the first half, the first one came in the 44th minute when Captain Alan Griffin was unable to force the ball Across a crowded goal line, The second one came in injury time when Ellis Dounton was able to squeeze the ball into the net from very acute angle on the edge of the 6 yard box.

In the second 45 minutes Eva Shem yet again had some good periods of progression but sadly lacked the final ball or pass, too many times the ball was either played too long or failed to find a team mate. After a mostly even second-half it was the visitors that word again to create a chart in the 86th minute, the Ball fell yet again to whitehead who superb shot brought out a fine shave from Andrew Hannah at full stretch to keep the ball out of the hosts net.

As the final whistle went the game ended in a comfortable win for ‘The Centurions’ whose defence never really looked troubled over the 90 minutes, and they made the short trip back to Gloucestershire having gained 3 very valuable away points.

The team’s attention will now turn to a difficult away fixture at Winchester city on Tuesday evening, hoping to put an end to their pointless run of games.

Evesham Utd: Hannah, Hancock, Tunnicliff, Turley, Anson©, Wellon, Thomas (Tucker-Dixon 75), Haskayne, Davidge (Brown 86), Page (Tumelty 75), C Simpson. Subs Not Used: Humphreys.

Attendance: 268