Winchester 2 Evesham 0
Winchester achieved an excellent 2-0 win against an Evesham team who went into the match closely matched with them in terms of points. The game was won by two second half goals scored by the substitutes, with the manager deserving credit for making two substitutions early in the second half which had a major effect on the game. For youngster IK Hill it was his first Southern League goal having previously scored against Fleet in the Hampshire Senior Cup last season.
For Winchester Adam Tomasso returned from a four match suspension and he replaced the unavailable Liam Gilbert in the only change to the starting line-up from Tuesday. Early on Ryan Pryce made an important block to deny Paul Fahy and the dangerous Lewis Powell hit a free kick just off target, while at the other end Andy Jenkinson had a routine shot saved, but generally defences were on top in a goalless first half.
In the second half Ryan Pryce with his outstretched hand did just enough to deflect the ball away from Paul Fahy, but Winchester then took off Andy Jenkinson and Simba Mlambo and bought on Rob Carr and IK Hill, and the change soon produced a positive result when in the 63rd minute a Rob Carr free kick eluded everyone to give Winchester the lead. In the 80th minute it was 2-0 when Kevin Sawyer could not hold on to a Carr shot and IK Hill followed up to score.
Evesham tried hard to get back into the game, but Winchester were defending very well as a unit and were denying them any clear chances as they completed a well earned win.
On Tuesday they are at home to Basingstoke in the Hampshire Senior Cup and on Saturday they are away to Slimbridge in the league.