Evesham United made it five games unbeaten in the Evo-Stik Southern South & West after a goalless draw at promotion chasing Swindon Supermarine. It`s now just one defeat in eight for Paul West`s side who fully deserved a share of the points at the Webb`s Wood Stadium.
A heavy pitch that passed a late inspection, made life difficult for both sides but Evesham adapted better in the first half and looked more dangerous in the final third. Robins skipper Matt Sysum twice went close from set-pieces and top scorer Marcus Palmer was unable to find the target after getting behind the Swindon back-four. Marine went close with the half drawing to a close when Josh Parsons struck the outside of a post.
After the re-start, Swindon upped the tempo but found the Evesham defence superbly marshalled by Sysum, difficult to break down. Indeed, two good opportunities fell Evesham`s way. Good work by Leigh Downing ended with James Blake firing just over and then substitute Leon Kandekore`s header being gathered low down by home stopper Kent Kauppinen. Swindon pressed for a late winner forcing Tom Cross to make saves from Parsons and Ashley Edenborough and at the other end Sam Adkins wasn`t far away with a volley that flew just over.
EVESHAM UNITED: Cross, Wilson, Hyde, Sysum, Jackson, J.Blake, Downing, Adkins, Palmer (Hicks 75), Brown (Kandekore 64), Gayton.
Subs not used: Clarke, Hardwick and A.Blake.
Referee: Mr S.Glyde (Cheltenham)