Match Preview: Evesham United (A)

Match Preview
Evesham United v Yate Town
Saturday 10th February – kick-off 3pm
Please note that there is a pitch inspection at Evesham at 10am on Saturday.

On Saturday the Bluebells travel up the M5 to play Evesham United who, back in early November came away with a 5-1 win with Yate Town who having taken a first half lead through Callum Hutton and with the scores 1-1 after 70 minutes conceded four goals in an extraordinary 20-minute spell with Owen scoring either side of half time and Wilcox, Awadh (pen) and Moran completing the scoring.

Callum Hutton scores

Callum Hutton scores the opening goal against Evesham back in November

It has been a busy few weeks for Darren Mulling’s side, with three mid-week games and they are back in action after their 2-2 draw at Willand Rovers on Wednesday evening where Nick McCootie scored his ninth goal for the club in just seven appearances as the Bluebells continued with their undefeated run of 2024 making it nine games unbeaten.

Darren Mullings will be hoping that he can field a similar side that has started the last few games but with so many matches close together may consider some changes depending on knocks.

Yate Town are now in a run of matches with other play-off contenders, with table topping Wimborne the visitors to the South West Interiors Stadium on 17th February and high-flying Bideford the following Saturday.

Our opponents
At present Evesham United sit in a play-off place, 5th in the table, with one more point than Yate Town and with two games in hand. Just like the Bluebells they have won 9 of their League games so far this season but have only lost 6 times with a positive goal difference of 9 compared to Yate Town’s 6.

Last Saturday Amer Adadh scored as they drew 1- at Bashley and the previous Saturday Evesham beat Bemerton 2-1 at home with Ethan Moran and Charles Wise the goal scorers.
Levi Steele is their leading goal scorer with 14 goals from 23 starts this season, with Alfie Dunn, Ethan Moran and Adadh on five apiece.
Yate Town’s Toby Raison also appeared for Evesham earlier in the season making 8 appearances and scoring one goal.

Getting there
Directions to the ground by those travelling by car are as follows: from the south leave M5 motorway at Junction 9 signposted Tewkesbury and Evesham.  Take 3rd exit signposted Ashchurch and Evesham.  Follow A46 (Evesham) through Beckford before reaching roundabout on outskirts of Evesham.  The ground is situated on left at the roundabout and is called The Spiers & Hartwell Stadium, Cheltenham Road, Evesham Worcs. Postcode: WR11 2LZ 
Admission Prices 2023-24: Adults £10: Concessions (60 and over) £7: Under 16s £3 unless accompanied by an adult then Free