STEVE Davies slammed in the double that put Evesham United on the path to a comfortable 4-0 victory over struggling Fleet Town.

Davies lit the blue touch paper 11 minutes in, tucking in from close range an Adam Page cross to the near post.

United were on top from there with Davies floating in an inviting ball that skipped narrowly too far ahead of top scorer Kane Simpson.

Hotshot Simpson then clipped the outside of the post from 18 yards as Fleet found it difficult to cut the supply from midfielder Nick Hancock and wide man Marley Thomas.

Davies turned in the second 10 minutes before half-time, turning in a flicked-on corner from six yards and while Andrew Hannah had to produce a decent stop in response shortly after, the Robins flourished from there.

Simpson finally got in on the act after 66 minutes, applying a cool close-range finish before Page weighed in with the goal of the day.

The ex-Cheltenham Town man lined up a 25-yard free-kick just to the right of centre and sent it swirling beyond the despairing dive of keeper Harvey White.

“It is always seen as a banana skin but scoring early helped and after that we got the second, something we haven’t managed at times this season,” said manager Paul Collicutt.

“That takes the pressure off. You only have to look back as far as the game at Street to see what can happen when you don’t take those chances but on Saturday we took them.

“It gave the lads that extra freedom and we put on a good performance. Adam’s goal was a screamer and gave us a fitting finish."

It was the perfect end to a day dedicated to the memory of United's long-serving youth co-ordinator Dave Giles.

Robins: Hannah, Dovey, Tunnicliff, Turley, Harding (Anson, 75), Wellon, Thomas (Sidibe, 72), Hancock, Kane Simpson (Kye Simpson, 82), Davies, Page.

Unused subs: Brain, Williams.