A BATTLING Evesham United were knocked out of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Monday evening after a clinical Boston United side eventually came through the second-round tie 3-0.

The Robins dug their heels in for the majority of the contest and did manage to create chances but they were not able to capitalise and the National League North outfit punished them.

Boston’s Jay Rollins nodded the visitors into a 1-0 half-time lead before a Joe Leesley goal direct from a corner and a last-minute Jordan Burrows effort was enough to put themselves into the third round.

It was an even contest in the opening half an hour but Boston captain Rollins finally made the breakthrough in the 34th minute, finding the killer touch from close range after Joe Leesley’s corner had caused havoc in the Evesham box.

The hosts did not shrink into their shells and Boston keeper Peter Crook had to react quickly to throw himself behind a Josh Horrell drive towards the end of the half as Evesham chased an equaliser.

Leesley doubled the advantage in the 57th minute when his corner evaded everyone and just about crossed the line.

Home skipper Matt Williams slid in on the line to deny Fraser Preston a third for Boston, while Leesley’s free-kick was turned aside by Lewis Clayton.

There were brief chances for Evesham through Aaron Basford and Josh Hunt, with Crook repelling the former’s effort, but the higher graded opponents killed off the game in added time when substitute Burrow crashed the ball home from 12 yards.

Boston progress to play AFC Fylde in the third-round of the Buildbase FA Trophy, after the Lancashire based side beat Curzon Ashton 4-1 on Tuesday.