United second best as they turn in poor display against rivals
» EVESHAM United fans were left bemused as they saw their side turn in a poor performance as they went down 2-0 at home to play-off rivals Winchester City.
Both sides made an attempt to play some good passing and attacking football until Winchester got their opening goal in the 10th minute.
They had had an opportunity just a minute before when Mlambo’s shot went over the bar having intercepted a poor ball being played out of the Evesham defence.
But they made no error when a pass into the box was met by their captain Jamie Barron who was able to get a shot off from six yards and managed to squeeze the ball under Hannah.
With Evesham unable to capitalise on the few mistakes that Winchester were making, the home supporters were becoming more restless as their seemed to be no consistency in The Robins game.
With the visitors playing the better and more attacking football it was no surprise that they took their singlegoal lead into the half-time break.
The second half offered very little more in the way of fluent football from the hosts, yet another poor pass out of the Evesham defence gave Mlambo another chance, but he scuffed his shot with the ball going wide of the post.
Evesham’s only real opportunity of the second half came through a Kane Simpson free-kick in the 67th minute.
But his shot from 20 yards went straight into the visiting goalkeeper’s hands.
The home fans’ misery was doubled on 78 minutes when a header down the centre of the box found substitute Tyrell Mitford.
His flick was enough to find the back of the net and send move Winchester withing two points of the play-off zone with games in hand.