Evesham were beaten 3-0 by a well organised and hardworking Cinderford Town side in the Calor League Division One South & West. It brought to an end the Robins run of four matches without defeat and first loss under new manager Paul Collicutt.
The Foresters were soon into their stride and took the lead after just four minutes. Lewis Sommers took advantage of sloppy play at the back to head home Kieran Thomas` cross at the far post. Evesham then enjoyed their best spell of the game, Carl Brown had his header touched over by keeper Alex Harris and then Brown had the ball in the Cinderford net only to be flagged offside. United pressed for an equaliser resulting in Cinderford defender Phil Veal clearing off the line to deny Linden Dovey.
Evesham, however, made the worst possible start to the second-half by gifting Cinderford a second goal on 50 minutes. In attempting to head clear, goalkeeper John Bateman clattered into the onrushing Sommers allowing Dave Bird the simple task of lobbing home into an empty net. United faced an uphill battle to get something out of the game when full-back Jared Wilson received a second yellow card for retaliation leaving United to play the last 25 minutes with ten men. Within a minute of Wilson`s dismissal, Cinderford wrapped the points up with a third goal, Clayton Green having space and time to beat Bateman with a first-time drive into the roof of the net. Brown and skipper Richard Mansell both directed shots wide for the hosts but it was Cinderford who were celebrating at the final whistle ending a run of four league games without a win.
Bateman, Wilson, Mansell, Barnfield (Tambling 82), Dovey, Axton, Jackson, Botfield (Davis 61), Brown, Vercesi (Palmer 72), Kennedy.
SUBS NOT USED: Lewars and Millard
REFEREE: Mr S.Wales (Tewkesbury)