EVESHAM United turned on the style to thump neighbours Bishops Cleeve 5-0 at Kayte Lane and claim their first victory of the season in Southern League Division One South and West.
Once the Cleeve defence was breached for the first time, the game turned in United’s favour as they ran the Villagers ragged with a performance of high quality, energy and deadly finishing.
Despite the final scoreline, there was little to choose between the two sides until two quick-fire goals on the half-hour put the Robins firmly in control.
Former Worcester City striker Ethan Moore got United’s first on his debut, chesting the ball over the line from Jack Watts’ cross.
Sixty seconds later, Lewis Binns’ delivery from the opposite flank found Watts whose first-time drive gave Cleeve keeper Paul Tassell no chance.
It soon became three on 38 minutes when Jamie Robinson tripped Marcus Jackson in the box and Jared Wilson confidently despatched the resulting penalty.
United were rewarded for starting the second-half on the front foot and within a minute Elliot Kennedy ghosted in at the back post to touch in Sean Wood’s corner to make it 4-0.
Moore and Kennedy were just off target before the goal of the game arrived on 53 minutes. Jackson’s ball over the top left the Cleeve defence flat-footed, allowing Ashley Edenborough to race clear and find the roof of the net with a dipping volley.
Wilson’s stinging drive flew the wrong side of the post and Linden Dovey blazed over after Tassell had failed to gather Binns’ corner.
Evesham: Sawyer, M Jackson, Binns, Wilson, Sysum, Dovey, Kennedy, Wood (Drake 76), Edenborough, Moore (Tambling 63), Watts (Slack 63). Subs not used; Wellon, Evans.