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Robins go down as Poole hold their lead
7:30am Saturday 13th October 2012 in Sport
LEADERS Poole Town ended Evesham United's unbeaten home record in Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South and West.
United trailed 3-0 early in the second-half but two goals by leading scorer Marcus Palmer set up a rousing finish.
Matt Clarke's side had the Dorset outfit defending in numbers but could not find a deserved equaliser.
The opening half went the way of the visitors who held a 2-0 lead at the break.
Adam Kelly opened the scoring on 19 minutes and then Carl Preston doubled the Dolphins advantage 10 minutes before half-time.
It got worse for Evesham soon after the restart when Preston was on target again to make it 3-0.
The Robins upped the tempo and were rewarded with two goals in a six-minute spell just past the hour.
Palmer converted Roland Agbor’s knock-down and then got on the end of Gavin Hurren's through-ball to beat the advancing keeper Nick Hutchings.
United pressed to the final whistle in search of an equaliser. Henry Eze had his header disallowed for pushing and player-coach Neil MacKenzie drove inches wide with Hutchings beaten in stoppage time.
Evesham: Coleman, Kolonji, Hyde (Osbourne 45), Eze, Hurren, Warmer, Downing, Hicks (Mackenzie 52), Palmer, Agbor, Tullock (Williams 61). Subs not used: Connor, Meredith.