BOSS Neil Hunt was happy Lady Luck popped into Evesham United after overseeing FA Trophy progress on Saturday.

The Robins set up a third qualifying round tie at home Leek Town with a 2-0 triumph over Carlton Town.

Ryan Paddock scrambled home the opener before Jordan Lymn doubled United’s lead with a low shot from the edge of the area to bag the club £3,000 in prize money but Hunt admitted it had been no stroll in the park.

“I’m very disappointed,” he said.

“We played exceptionally well against Winchester last weekend, we were nowhere near that today. We started well but at 1-0 I think our players took their foot off the gas a bit.

“No disrespect to Carlton, I think they wouldn’t have scored if they had been here all day. Our keeper made four or five great saves but Lady Luck was on our side.”

“To have a goalkeeper be man of the match when we’ve won 2-0 tells you a few things about the game. To be far to Carlton, they just kept pushing and pushing but our keeper was unbeatable today.

“We haven’t conceded now in two games and that for the confidence for the back four is very good, the same back four played yet again. To keep a clean sheet is all good.”

Hunt’s men now embark on a run of three Southern League Division One South matches in six days hoping to add to that momentum.

It starts with Wednesday’s trip to high-flying Paulton Rovers (7.30) before Cinderford Town head to Worcestershire on Saturday (3pm) quickly followed by Melksham Town on Monday (7.30).

“I don’t too excited when we win or lose,” added Hunt. “We go to the next game and hopefully we can get some sort of run together to get us back up the league.”

Robins: Clayton, Staten (Johnson, 82), Mace, Williams, Paddock, Sheehan, Franklin, Lymn, Hunt, Clarke (Lucas, 69), Basford (Hayes, 69). Unused subs: Heywood, Horrell.