Evesham fell to seventh place and out of the play-off places after the heaviest away league defeat of the season going down 3-0 at Didcot Town yesterday.
Evesham started brightly and had the majority of possession in the opening quarter of an hour with Archie Haskayne, Carl Brown and Andy Lewis all having efforts at goal. Didcot then got into the match launching a few attacks but the visitors continued to be dangerous. Will Wellon, Adam Mann and Jordan Bryan had their opportunities saved.
The nearest to a goal came when a Matt Liddiard header was stopped on the line with a big suspicion of handball. Based on the balance of play Evesham should certainly have been leading at the break.
It all went wrong for the visitors within 5 minutes of the restart. In the first minute Felipe Barcelos capitalised on the ball being given away in midfield and he took his chance well. In the 51st minute George Jeacock headed home a corner to double the lead.
Evesham tried to get back into the game having a number of forays into the opposition box without causing the Didcot Keeper Bedwell too much trouble. The closest to scoring was when a scramble in the box saw Joe Turley in space, but he shot at the keeper.
The home side capped their victory with a third when Ollie Thomas scored with a very clean strike from the edge of the area into the top right corner giving Kevin Sawyer no chance.
The crowd of 192 was Didcot’s biggest of the season helped by an estimated 70 to 80 supporters from Evesham.
Evesham United: Sawyer, Dovey, Wellon, Lewis (Bryan 30), Hancock (Dunbar 71), Haskayne, Liddiard, Turley, Binns (Corrick 53), Brown, Mann.
Subs not used: Williams, Bennett.
Photos here by Roger Neal of Didcot Town