Winchester 1 Evesham 2
Winchester were beaten 2-1 at home by an Evesham team that had lost on their last three visits to Winchester's ground, but having reached the playoffs last season and having a good enthusiastic fanbase who turned up[ in good numbers despite it being an evening fixture which was rearranged due to Winchester's F A Cup exploits and the fact that in view of their potential their recent results had not been as good as expected, although with the league very open this year things could change quickly.
With Reece Rusher having recently left the club Winchester welcomed back Rob Carr, Early on the match was played at a fast and furious place with every ball being keenly contested and defenders making important interceptions. In the first minute Jamie Barron had a free kick that was saved and Josh Harfield headed just over from another Barron free kick. However Evesham began to get on top and were forcing several corners as well as free kicks in dangerous positions with Marley Thomas prominent in their attacking moves.
In the 39th minute a throw in taken near the corner flag on the left hand side results in Kyle Simpson giving Evesham the lead. Before half time a Jamie Barron corner is cleared off the line, while Evesham continue their pressure with a couple of corners.
Early in the second half Evesham are awarded a penalty for a foul on Kyle Simpson which Joe Tumelty converts to make Winchester's task even more difficult.
However the home team keep battling and a header from Josh Harfield hits the post, while Tyrell Mitford who was bought on as substitute early in the second half has an effort saved as does Ollie Griggs.
Winchester make their third substitution bringing on Jake Rawkins and five minutes after coming on Rob Carr scores with a looping header from one of his crosses, but Winchester could not find a leveller. Evesham manager Paul Collicutt was pleased with the effort of his players, but it was frustration for Winchester who lost their second consecutive league match.