KYLE Belmonte kept up his goalscoring form as his 18th minute strike ensured Evesham United took a point off league leaders Frome Town on Saturday.

Belmonte poked home his seventh goal in 10 games for the club but it was cancelled out after the break by Alex Monks' equalsier on the hour.

Evesham were forced onto the backfoot from there and the job was made more difficult when captain Adam Mace was sent-off for dissent in as many minutes.

But The Robins held on for a deserved point to further keep them away from trouble at the bottom of Southern League Division One South table.

It was an impressive display in the first-half from the visitors, with Belmonte and midfielder partner Brandon Smalley controlling proceedings.

The two had chances of their own before they combined for the goal as Smalley's cross picked out Belmonte at the back post and the latter poked home.

It took until the 36th minute for league leaders Frome to muster any sort of response, with Mike Baker being denied on the line.

Into the second-half, Belmonte had a good chance to make it 2-0 when he took the ball around keeper James Carey but he was denied by Warren Maidment tracking back.

The equaliser came in the 60th minute when Monks turned away from his man and picked out the bottom corner from the edge of the box.

Mace saw red for dissent and despite a late barrage from the hosts, they held on.