League leaders Poole Town ended Evesham’s unbeaten home record and move five points clear at the top of the table. United trailed 3-0 early in the second-half but two goals by leading scorer Marcus Palmer set up a rousing finish in which Matt Clarke’s side had the Dorset outfit defending in numbers but couldn’t find a deserved equaliser.
The opening half went the way of the visitor’s who held a two-nil lead at the break. Adam Kelly opened the scoring on 19 minutes and then Carl Preston doubled the Dolphins advantage ten minutes before half-time.
It got worse for Evesham soon after the re-start when Preston was on target again to make it 3-0 with his second goal of the game. Evesham upped the tempo and were rewarded with two goals in a six minutes spell just after the hour. Palmer converted Roland Agbor’s knock down and hen got on the end of Gavin Hurren’s through ball to slot past the advancing Nick Hutchings. United pressed to the final whistle in search of an equaliser. Henry Eze had his header disallowed for pushing and player/coach Neil Mackenzie drove inches wide with Hutchings beaten in stoppage time.
Evesham United: Coleman, Kolonji, Hyde (Osborne 45), Eze, Hurren, Warmer, Downing, Hicks (MacKenzie 52), Palmer, Agbor, Tulloch (Williams 61)
Subs not used: Connor, Meredith
Referee: Mr A. Bayliss (Oxford)
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