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    FA CUP: Rugby Town 1 (Blythe 52) Evesham United 0
  • RICHARD Blythe's rising drive decided this scrappy tie in favour of a resilient Rugby outfit.
  • Evesham lacked fluency and could not breach the backline of stubborn opponents who belied their lower-league status.
  • Blythe pounced on some hesitant United passing in front of their own 18-yard box to let fly with a high shot that flew past keeper Harvey Rivers 52 minutes in.
  • Evesham huffed and puffed and should have equalised nine minutes from time when Nathan Summers thumped wide a Joe Tumelty corner from close range.
  • Rivers nearly caught out Rugby counterpart Matthew Hill with a driven free-kick from the halfway line but in truth, the hosts just about warranted their win.
  • Rugby: Hill, Rosser, Perkins, Edwards, Recci, Marsden, Rankin, Bunting, Evans, Johnson, Blythe.
  • Subs: Lockley, Holloway, Kavanagh, Adams.
  • Robins: Rivers, Hancock, Tunnicliff, Turley, Summers, Wellon, Tucker-Dixon, Williams, Brain, Haskayne, Thomas.
  • Subs: Humphreys, Dovey, Brown, Tumelty, Davies, Taylor.
  • Attendance: 225.

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