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Unbeaten run intact in Robins’ stalemate
8:00am Thursday 9th August 2012 in Sport
EVESHAM United were held to a goalless draw by Chasetown in their latest pre-season friendly.
The stalemate extended the Robins’ unbeaten run to seven games in their buildup and was the first time Matt Clarke’s new-look side failed to find the net since the 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury Town six matches ago.
The visitors shaded the first-half with former Evesham striker Gary Hay firing just wide and then having his header well saved by keeper Dean Coleman as the Scholars looked dangerous going forward.
United’s first effort on goal arrived on the half-hour mark when Tesfa Robinson got on the end of Neil MacKenzie’s free-kick only to direct his shot over the bar.
Evesham’s Roland Agbor should have put the hosts ahead with the half drawing to a close but he blazed wide from a yard out following Nial Wellington’s corner.
The second-half was littered with substitutions but chances were still created at both ends. Hay had the best opportunity but somehow headed wide of the target after a misunderstanding at the heart of the home defence.
Luke Corbett could have won it for Evesham but, after latching onto Coleman’s freekick, the striker blasted his shot high and wide with only keeper Lee Evans to beat.
Evesham: Coleman, Wilson (Williams 45), Wellington (Hyde 45, Hutchison 68), Gwynne, Robinson, Rhodes (Eze 64), Downing (Gierdel 64), MacKenzie (Connor 60), Corbett, Agbor, Palmer (Tulloch 45).
• Evesham, whose friendly at Romulus was called off on Tuesday, host Sutton Coldfield Town tonight (Thursday, 7.45pm) with admission £5 for adults and £3 concessions.
The Robins also take on their youth team on Saturday (3pm). Entry is free.