Evesham United 1 Shortwood United 2

Saturday 9th March 2013
All the goals came in the first half as Shortwood United came from behind to maintain their run for a play-off place with a 2-1 win. Evesham got off to a perfect start with a goal in the 7th minute from Jamie Hyde. Mark Prichett headed an equaliser for the visitors nine minutes later and defender Alton Axton scored what proved to be the winner in stoppage time. This was my first visit to the new 3000 capacity Spiers & Hartwell Jubilee Stadium which was opened back in July. The ground boasts a 264-seater stand, covered standing behind one goal and an impressive clubhouse, with views of Bredon Hill to the west.

Evesham United 1 Shortwood United 2
Evo-Stik Southern League Division One South & West
At: Spiers & Hartwell Jubilee Stadium, Cheltenham Road
Kick-off: 3-00 pm
Admission: £9; Programme: £2 (56 pages)

Evesham United (red and white stripes / white / red): 1. Tom Cross, 2. Jared Wilson, 3. Richard Mansell, 4. Matt Sysum, 5. Chris Jackson, 6. Jamie Hyde, 7. Leigh Downing, 8. Leon Kandekore, 9. Marcus Palmer, 10. Carl Brown, 11. Will Gayton. Subs: 12. Jamal Clarke (for Kandekore, 78), 14. Joshua Gould (not used), 15. Luke Hitchman (not used), 16. Nathan Turner (not used), 17. Jack Dell (not used). Manager: Paul West.

Shortwood United (navy blue / navy blue / sky blue): 1. Tom King, 2. Callum Brown, 3. Alton Axton, 4. Mark Prichett, 5. James Coates, 6. Ross Langworthy, 7. Joe Tustin, 8. Jake Parrott, 9. Terry Bohane, 10. James Baldwin, 11. Matt Bennett. Subs: 12, Kevin Slack (for Bennett, 84), 14. Jody Bevan (not used), 15. Andy Hoskins (not used), 17. Luke Gullick (for Tustin, 75). Manager: John Evans.

Referee: Simon Wales (Tewksbury)
Assistants: Sian Piret (Oxford) and Edward Turner (Oxford).

Attendance: 177

Duration (45): first-half: 47:10; second-half: 49:18

1-0 Jamie Hyde (7)
1-1 Mark Prichett (16)
1-2 Alton Axton (45+2)

Evesham: Carl Brown (YC, 44)
Shortwood: James Baldwin (YC, 89), Jake Parrott (YC, 90)