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Nine-man Robins in bad home showing
7:30am Saturday 27th October 2012 in Sport
EVESHAM United finished the game with nine men as their worst performance of the season ended in a 2-0 home defeat.
The Robins went down without a fight to a poor Winchester City side in Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West.
The second-half dismissals of Tom Warmer and Roland Agbor did not help matters as goals at the start and finish of the game put paid to any hopes of extending the hosts’ unbeaten run to three matches.
United made the worst possible start, falling behind on five minutes. Ryan Woodford’s corner was met at the near post by skipper Mike Byrne whose powerful header found the back of the net.
It got worse for Matt Clarke’s side leading up to the hour mark when influential midfielder Warmer was sent off for a second yellow card. Despite their one-man advantage, Winchester were content to sit on their lead but always looked dangerous on the break.
From one such attack, the visitors put the game to bed with a second goal one minute from time.
Top-scorer Michael Charles held off several challenges before finding the top corner of the net.
A miserable afternoon for the Robins was completed when Agbor became the second Evesham player to be dismissed for a late challenge in stoppage time.
Evesham: Coleman, Kalonji, Hyde (Williams 75), Eze (Connor 21), Robinson, Warmer, MacKenzie (Downing 60), Hurren, Palmer, Danks, Agbor. Subs not used: Vernaschi, Babayo. Attendance: 249.