Tuesday 29th October 2013 ko 19.45
Southern League South & West Division
EVESHAM UNITED 0
MANGOTSFIELD UNITED 3 (Bath 50 Hunt 66 Egan 86) Sawyer sent off 57 (denying a clear goal scoring opportunity)
Team sheet FREE
It seems an age since I visited Evesham’s former home at Common Road, in fact well over a decade. Evesham is one of those delightful market towns, built around a meander (in this case the River Avon) with two bridges over it that create traffic chaos. I remember travelling round the one-way system twice before finding the turn for the ground!
The town was founded around an 8th century abbey, one of the largest in Europe, which was destroyed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, with only Abbot Lichfield’s Bell Tower remaining. In Evesham’s case the meander is almost closed, making the old town easily fortified but also extremely prone to flooding. However the area has fertile land, and even today the area is noted for the sheer number of market gardens.
Musically speaking, Traffic’s Jim Capaldi was born here, and American singer PJ Proby lives here. In contrast, Harry Styles from One Direction was born in Evesham.
United sold Common Road for housing and left Continue reading