Evesham United v Manor Farm – 03/09/22, 3pm KO
Nickname – The Robins
Stadium – Spiers and Hartwell stadium (58 miles)
Founded – 1945
Manager – Mike Ford
Star man – Kyle Belmonte
Notable former player – Andy Preece
Last season – 13th
Last result – 3-0 win over Bishops Cleeve
Fun fact – On the way to making the FA Cup proper in 2008, they beat (then) Conference Premier side Rushden and Diamonds.
Manor Farm are back on the road as they travel to Evesham United.
Evesham have a solid foundation at the back with Charles Wise and Elliot Keightley, a pair who become even more imposing when the side have a lead to protect. Forward-wise, poacher number 9 Kyle Benmonte is their main source of goals but carry many threats including Adam Mace and youngster Rhys Bennett, who took many plaudits on his debut last week.
A tough start for Farm but striker Owen Howe has still managed to score goals, 3 in all competitions including his superb finish last time out. They will be hoping to have a few missing midfielders back to allow the forwards to flow, one of the current available players in that role is teenager Evander Grubb, who got off the mark last week and looks hungry for more.
Evesham have been the definition of a mixed bag so far. They’ve won 2 lost 2, but are fresh from the second of those wins on Bank holiday Monday. They’ve kept clean sheets in both wins but failed to score in both defeats. The Farm are unbeaten in 3 league games since opening day but are still yet to find a win. Performances have improved and it seems only a matter of time before they begin to kick-start the season properly.