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United secure an opening triumph
11:40am Saturday 21st September 2013 in Sport
EVESHAM United recorded their first Calor League Division One South and West victory at the sixth attempt after a convincing 3-1 win over Clevedon Town on Tuesday.
Both sides went into the game seeking their first league success of the campaign and it was United who broke their duck with an impressive display.
Clevedon goalkeeper Danny Greaves was busy saving from Carl Brown and Mitchell Botfield as Evesham dominated from the start before breaching the visitors’ defence in the 23rd minute.
Greaves failed to gather Ashley Jackson’s shot and skipper Marc Richards followed up to score.
In the second-half, Adam Millard headed over and Jackson fired into the side netting before the lead was extended on 62 minutes.
Linden Dovey was brought down in full flight by Sam Teale inside the box and Botfield stepped up to send Greaves the wrong way from the penalty spot.
Within two minutes, Dovey made it 3-0 with an explosive finish from outside the box before Ross McNab bundled in a consolation for the Seasiders.
Evesham United: Bateman, Wilson, Mansell, Millard, Richards, Botfield, Brown, Barnfield (Gould 90), Smith, Dovey, Jackson. Subs not used; Palmer, Tambling and Holloway.
- Evesham lost 3-0 to Stourbridge in the FA Cup first qualifying round at the Jubilee Stadium on Saturday.
Meanwhile, James Jones scored as the club’s reserve side drew 1-1 at Lichfield City in their opening game in the Midland Combination Reserve Division One.