EVESHAM United moved to within a point of the play-off places as a late goal from super-sub Adam Mace secured a 2-1 at Tavistock on Wednesday evening.

Having lost back-to-back home games, The Robins have now won consecutive matches in their last two outings and sit just a place outside the top five, one point below Hamworthy Town.

Following a goalless first-half, Evesham took an early lead after the break as Charlie Wise headed home from Mace's corner, the skipper had been brought on late in the opening 45 minutes for the injured Chris Knowles.

Tavistock's Alex Battle equalised with 25 minutes to play but as time ticket into the final ten minutes, Mace popped up with the winner to seal all three points.

Having bounced back from two defeats in a row, Evesham travelled to Tavistock on the back of a narrow win over play-off hopefuls Frome Town.

Evesham began the contest well, keeping the ball and creating a couple of attempts on goal without seriously threatening the scoreboard.

But they were dealt an early blow when Chris Knowles needed to be replaced due to injury and Mace was forced on a little earlier than potentially planned.

Having gone in at half-time all square, Mace quite literally swung into action as he whipped in a brilliant corner and Wise rose highest to head home and give Mike Ford's side the lead.

The visitors had their tails up by this point and were moving through the gears.

They thought they had a second on the hour but the referee ruled it following another brilliant Mace delivery.

The midfielder was having a big influence on the match but the home side muscled their way back into the game when a surging run and cross from Josh Robins caused problems in the Evesham box and Battle was on hand to equalise.

It looked as if the away side were going to go home with just the point but Mace would have the final say as the skipper fired home the winner from inside the box.

The full-time whistle went and to the joy of the healthy travelling support, Evesham took all the points back to Worcestershire.