10-man Evesham United were forced to settle for a point as they played out a 0-0 draw on Saturday with Bideford.

Bideford gave Evesham an early scare when George Nancekivell’s shot looked goal bound, only to be denied by the Evesham skipper and eventual Man of The Match Adam Mace headed the ball off the line.

In the 13th minute a Tom Chamberlain corner required the Bideford keeper’s assistance to tip the ball over the bar.

It was the home side that applied the pressure as the first half continued.

Adam Seedhouse-Evans in the Bideford goal was by far the busiest of the two keepers with a save at full stretch denying Jack Horrell, followed by an easier stop from Brandon Smalley.

Three minutes of intense pressure from Evesham saw a Callum Layton header deflected round the post.

Smalley was then denied a goal twice in a minute, the first was another excellent save, the second saw the ball headed off the line.

The second 45 was a much more equal affair until the 70th minute when Evesham’s Chamberlain was shown his second yellow card, ending the match as a contest.

Bideford were unable to make the man advantage count and the points were shared.

Prior to the game there was a minute’s silence for long time Evesham fan, Rob Sexton and a minute’s applause for local rugby player Jack Jeffery in the 11th minute.