EVESHAM United scored four goals in the final 20 minutes of their clash at fellow league strugglers Yate Town to record a convincing 5-1 victory.

Having won just one of their opening eight games, The Robins have now taken seven points from a possible 12 in the last three weeks to ease their relegation fears and move them up into 12th in the Southern League Division One South table.

After their 0-0 draw with Cribbs in mid-week, Evesham backed that up with a thumping win at Yate, although it was not as comfortable as the result may suggest. 

The Bluebells, fourth-bottom in the league, took the lead in the 32nd minute when Callum Hutton stabbed home from Fin Bell's free-kick into the Evesham box.

But William Owens' deflected strike just three minutes later brought the visitors level before an action-packed final 20 minutes of the game.

Owens' flicked finish from Amer Awadh's cross handed Evesham the lead before Frederick Willcox added a third on the rebound to make the game safe with 12 minutes to go.

Captain Awadh scored from the penalty spot to make it 4-1 and there was time for one more in stoppage time when Ethan Moran picked the pocket of Yate keeper Aaron Sainsbury to slot home into an empty net.

Manager Mike Ford described the second-half from his side as "outstanding".

"There were two turning points in the game. One of those was going into half-time 1-1 because we didn't deserve to be level," said Ford.

"They were better than us. But then the second turning point was Will Owens going to press the centre-half in the second-half and creating a chance.

"He couldn't convert but it gave us a lift and it got us up the pitch and then we go 2,3,4,5 to end the half and we are pressing, playing quick football and creating opportunities.

"Now we are three games unbeaten away from home and that should help us kick on a bit.

"The changing room is fantastic, the players are brilliant and in that second-half, to a man, they were outstanding."