ADAM Page produced a pair of collector’s items within seconds of each other to leave Evesham United boss Paul Collicutt purring on Saturday.

The ex-Cheltenham Town winger emerged from a meaty tackle with the ball before instinctively lashing low into the corner to open United’s account in a 2-0 win at Paulton Rovers.

Page then swung in the cross that was inadvertently sent swirling into his own net by Joe Hilliard just past the hour mark, sealing three precious points towards the push for the Southern League Division One South play-offs.

Collicutt declared himself content with a strong show in treacherous conditions as the Robins held on to fifth place despite Winchester City breathing down their necks.

“All across the country the weather was pretty awful and it was no different at Paulton,” said Collicutt.

“They won the toss and decided to defend kicking into the wind in the first half and it is human nature to think of that as an advantage.

“We spent a lot of time in their half and I cannot remember them threatening too much, they might have had one breakaway but we were on top and started to create one or two chances.

“Their keeper (Adam Forster) pulled off a few good saves and then out of the blue Pagey did two things he wouldn’t normally.

“First of all he won a tackle on the edge of their box, which doesn’t happen very often. He was about 20 yards out and had the ball on his left peg, their lad tackled him and he came out with it and decided to hit it with his right foot, another rarity.

“It flew into the bottom corner and was a sight for sore eyes – it took a bit of believing but fair play to him, he hit it as sweet as a nut.

“After that we created several chances and again, their keeper was excellent.

“They were pretty confident with a strong breeze at their backs that they could get back into it in the second half, which I could understand.

“The most pleasing thing was how we handled the conditions, especially in the second half. We played very well into that wind and over the 90 minutes adapted better than they did.

“We had other chances in the second half with Will Wellon putting it wide at the back post and Kye Simpson missing an open goal. Kane Simpson went close a couple of times.

“To come away with a 2-0 win was a good effort from the lads, though. All things considered it was very pleasing on a lot of fronts.”

Robins: Hannah, Dovey, Tunnicliff (Williams, 51), Turley, Anson, Wellon, Thomas (Sidibe, 58), Hancock, Kane Simpson, Davies (Kye Simpson, 80), Page. Unused subs: Harding, Brown.

Attendance: 98.