Evesham United 0-3 Sholing
So, Evesham United manager Neil Hunt finally got to take charge of a game, having been appointed as caretaker manager in March but unable to play any games due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Hunty was given the job on a full-time basis in June, having played a massive part in recent years in the club’s development of its youth teams.
The early exchanges in the game saw neither side controlling the play, the first 20 minutes were fairly even with the visitors showing they had not made the long trip from the south to make up the numbers.
The Robins had a chance to take the lead on 19 minutes when an Adam Mace cross found Jamie Clarke whose cushioned volley went over the crossbar, a miss that would cost them just 3 minutes later. Sholing took the lead when Claudio Herbert’s shot from the edge of the 18-yard box found its way through a crowded area into the Evesham net.
The visitors increased their lead just 3 minutes later, poor defending gave The Boatmen’s Dan Mason a chance which he gladly took.
With Sholing playing the more physical football and showing plenty of desire they were rewarded with a 3rd goal on 39 minutes, Stuart Green found himself in a position to be able to chip the keeper which he dually did, giving the visitors a comfortable 3-0 half time lead.
The second half was in contrast a much more even affair but, Evesham were unable to penetrate Sholing’s solid defence.
The only real moment of note in the second 45 was a penalty awarded to Evesham after Harry Franklin was brought down in the box. Following lengthy treatment to the felled Franklin it was striker Josh Hunt who stepped up to take the spot kick, which was well saved by Ryan Gosney in the Sholing goal.
Neither side created much more and The Boatmen took their three well earned points back to the south coast.
EUFC MoM: Jordan Lymn
Evesham United: Clayton, Lymn, Mace, Williams©, Paddock, Sheehan, Franklin, Horrell (Tustin 70), Hunt (Hayes 65), Clarke (Lucas 65), Staten. Subs Not Used: Johnson, Basford.