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More late heartache for Robins in league
1:20pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in Sport
EVESHAM United conceded a late goal for the second game running to deprive them of a deserved Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West win.
Just when it looked like the Robins were about to clinch their second league double of the season, Clevedon striker Clayton Fortune found the net to earn the hosts an unlikely point from a 1-1 draw.
It was more heartache for Paul West’s side who went down to an injury-time winner in their last outing at Merthyr Town on New Year’s Day.
The Clevedon match passed a 10.30am inspection and Evesham adapted better to the heavy conditions.
Carl Brown and Leigh Downing went close before the Robins would go ahead on 37 minutes.
Midfielder Sam Adkins, on loan from Leamington, bagged his first goal for the club with a fine volley from 30 yards.
With a strong wind in their favour in the second period, Evesham pressed for a decisive second goal.
Twice Leon Kandekore got clear but was unable to find the target and then keeper Lee Matthews dived full stretch to save from Will Gayton.
Kandekore fired into the side-netting but United’s failings in front of goal were punished.
From an Aaron Robbins free-kick on the left, the ball found its way to Fortune who fired home though a ruck of players from six yards in stoppage time.
Evesham have rearranged their postponed home game with Abingdon United for Tuesday, February 5 (7.45- pm).
The Robins are running a coach to Poole Town on Saturday, departing the Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium at 9.30am.
Supporters can reserve a seat by calling Mike Peplow on 07889-011539.
Evesham United: Cross, Wilson, Hyde (Turner 45), Sysum, Clarke, J Blake, Downing, Adkins, Kandekore (Spence 89), Brown (Vernaschi 86), Gayton. Subs not used: Edwards, A Blake.
- Littleton have not played since December 8 after yet another postponement with their weekend home game against Nuneaton Griff falling foul of the weather.
They hope for better at Bromsgrove Sporting on Saturday in the Smedley Crooke Memorial Trophy second round (3pm).