FIRST goals of the season for both Sam Judge and captain Sam Mace ensured Evesham United finished their season on a positive note with a 2-0 victory over Larkhall Athletic on Saturday.

Having secured their Southern League Division One status on Bank Holiday Monday with that dramatic late winner at Cinderford Town, the pressure was off The Robins and scored two late goals to end the campaign with a win.

Judge celebrated his first start for the club with a goal in the 77th minute before Mace thumped home a 30-yard free-kick six minutes later.

The three points means Evesham jumped up a few places to finish the season in 13th.

The first half looked like a typical end of term affair, with both sides safe from relegation and not challenging for anything other than pride.

In the 4th minute an Adam Mace free kick went close, possibly a sign of what was to come, before Kyle Belmonte then saw his shot from the edge of the box.

Harry Simons had Larkhall's first effort on goal in the 18th minute, but was easily saved by Evesham keeper Lewis Clayton.

The home side’s best chance of the first half came when a Joseph Hunt cross found Callum Clayton, his header went just over the bar.

It took 70 minutes before the game came to life when Adam Pepera’s header found the back of the net, only to be ruled out for offside. The opener came in the 77th minute when Judge scored his first goal on his first start, tucking his shot just inside the visitor’s post.

Evesham’s captain Adam Mace then scored his first goal of the season, a 30 yard free kick hit with pinpoint accuracy gave Larkhall’s keeper no chance, much to the joy of the ‘Evesham Faithful’.