Evesham’s dismal home form continued after losing to lowly Bridgwater Town. It was the Robins fourth league defeat in front of their own supporters and caretaker manager Paul West’s first reversal since taking temporary charge from Matt Clarke.
The second half belonged to the visitors from Somerset who constantly tested Tom Cross on his debut in the Evesham goal. Three times in quick succession the former Banbury United keeper had to be at his best to make important saves from Kye Mountford, Veal and Jon Vance. Cross, however was given no chance to prevent the game’s only goal with six minutes to go. Simpson’s free-kick on the left found its way to striker Vance who swept the ball home from 10 yards. Evesham pressed in the closing stages looking for an equaliser, but the Bridgwater rearguard held firm to register just their second win on the road this season.
Evesham United: Cross, Kalonji (Danks 65), Hyde, Hurren, Robinson, Williams, Fitter, MacKenzie, Palmer, Eze (Scheppel 83), Downing.
Subs not used: Connor, Osborne, Meredith
Referee: Mr B James (Carterton)
Man of the Match sponsored by Thwaites: Tom Cross
Match Sponsor: Milvale
Ball Sponsor: Charlie Flint, Marshalls Transport