Three days after putting paid to Taunton`s 15 match unbeaten run, United were at it again on Tuesday night blowing away Swindon`s 16 games without defeat thanks to two goals by red-hot striker Lance Smith. It was another great away day for the Red and Whites who have tasted defeat just three times on their travels this season and the win lifts them to within four points of the Evo-Stik South & West play-offs. It was another masterclass by United who registered a fourth clean sheet in a row and Swindon can have no complaints about the final outcome after being outplayed throughout by the on-song Robins. United were forced into changes with Clayton Green and Carl Brown absent but included 18-year-old Karnell Chambers on the substitutesbench who has signed on work experience forms from Vanarama National League leaders Cheltenham Town.
The first half was low key with United having the edge and despite large chunks of possession were unable to find the net. Adam Mann did have a shout for a `goal` that was disallowed for offside and home keeper Harvey Rivers made a couple of decent stops from Smith and Jacob Sloggett. Swindon had a couple of half chances themselves with Kevin Sawyer gathering low down from Chris Taylor and Ryan Morgan blazing over after a good run from inside his own half. Sloggett sent a header just over at the start of the second half and Rivers diverted Nick Stanley`s shot around a post as Evesham pressed in search of an opening goal. The breakthrough eventually arrived on the hour when Stanley`s defence splitting pass enabled Smith to charge clear and cut inside before stroking in past the advancing Rivers. United needed another goal to put the game to bed and it duly arrived courtesy of another Smith strike on 75 minutes. The outstanding Ashley Williams found Smith inside the box with a well measured pass which the striker clinically put away for 2-0. Before the end, Smith beat Rivers for a third time but was chalked off for offside and Sawyer at the other end made a trademark save to deny Marcus Schuster. It was then left to the United fans to celebrate at the final whistle after another awesome performance by Paul Collicutt`s men.
Sawyer, Dovey, Stanley (Wilson 72), Wood, Sysum, Wellon, Sloggett (Chambers 79), Williams, Mann (Modest 87), Smith, Binns.
Subs not used: Fishwick, Harding
Referee: Mr K.Howes