Evesham United were twice pegged back last Saturday as they were forced to settle for a draw in their league clash with Sholing at the The Spiers & Hartwell Stadium.

Adam Pepera's headed goal put the hosts in front in the 23rd minute before Sholing's Owen Roundell equalised six minutes later after Evesham failed to clear their lines.

Brandon Smalley looked to have scored the winner 14 minutes from time when he crashed home on the rebound but Sholing would once more respond promptly and Joshua Batt secured his side a point with six minutes remaining.

The result sees Sholing slip further away from the play-off places whilst The Robins stay in 14th in the table.

The first meaningful opportunity fell to Evesham in the 7th minute when Smalley went on one of his mazy runs, dribbling his way into Sholing's box before seeing his shot saved by Ryan Gosney.

The visitors began to show why they are pushing for a play off place when Isaac Parry had to turn a powerful shot from Fatah Makhloufi round his post.

Evesham took the lead in the 23rd minute when an excellent free kick from Lorcan Sheehan was met by Pepera whose unstoppable header crashed into the back of the net.

But the advantage only lasted six minutes as The Robins were unable to clear the ball from their box and Sholing’s Roundell was on hand to level.

As the clock hit the hour Joe Hunt’s long-range cross found the head of Mike Symons, but his effort was well saved but The Robins would not be denied a second as Jordan Lymn's ball found Smalley.

His initial shot was parried by the Sholing keeper but the Evesham striker followed up to tap home but honours were even when Batt pounced onto a ball that was bobbling in the box before slamming home.