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Robins put 10 past Ledbury
11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014 in Sport
EVESHAM United proved too strong for Ledbury Town as they swept the West Midlands League Division One team aside 10-0 at New Street.
Paul Collicutt’s men showed no mercy to their Herefordshire hosts, who ply their trade three leagues lower than the Robins.
Jared Wilson scored a hat-trick, while there were two for Ashley Edenborough and one each for fellow new recruit Jack Watts, Marcus Palmer, Aaron Drake, Lance Smith and James Baldwin.
To their credit, Ledbury put in a decent shift in the first-half but ran out of steam after the break.
Despite the scoreline, United had to wait half-an-hour before breaking the deadlock through Palmer’s low finish.
Two goals in three minutes gave Evesham a comfortable 3-0 lead at half-time. First, keeper Nick Blakeway failed to hold Smith’s drive and Drake followed up to score, then Palmer’s ball over the top freed Smith who raced clear to score.
Five minutes into the second period, Palmer set up Wilson to make it 4-0 with an unstoppable drive into the bottom corner.
Watts added a fifth after rounding Blakeway and Wilson got his second and United’s sixth with another excellent finish from outside the box.
On 78 minutes, Edenborough waltzed through the Ledbury defence for 7-0 and two minutes later made it eight with a first-time shot.
Edenborough then set up youngster Baldwin to head home, before Wilson curled in number 10 with the last kick of the game.
Meanwhile, Aman Verma was on target as Kidderminster Harriers drew 1-1 at Stourbridge.
Verma put the visitors ahead five minutes into the second-half at the Memorial Ground, firing beyond former Harriers keeper Dean Coleman.
The Glassboys equalised with five minutes to go through Alex Dallison.