Category Archive: Shortwood United

Jan 10

Red Insure Cup: Shortwood Utd 2 – 3 Didcot Town

John Evans mixed his side up and gave some of his squad players 90 minutes at Meadowbank on Tuesday evening in the League Cup tie. Didcot went through after an extremely entertaining game and John Evans commented: “I certainly don’t regret mixing the squad up tonight – a couple of the lads desperately needed a …

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Jan 06

Shortwood United 2 – 3 Sholing

Sholing left Meadowbank on Saturday with all 3 points thanks to a hat trick from Lee Wort. The visitors showed real economy of effort converting three of the four real chances they created while Shortwood created many more chances – especially in a frantic last 15 minutes. A lot of the Shortwood’s play in the …

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Dec 16

Winchester City 1 – 2 Shortwood United

“One goal difference made it harder than it might have been but the pitch was hard – sometimes you have to grind out a result and I am delighted with the 3 points!” This was John Evans comment after Shortwood’s 2-1 win at Winchester on Saturday which took Shortwood to 5 wins in a row. …

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Dec 06

Shortwood United 2 – 1 Evesham United

John Evans was delighted after Shortwood beat Evesham 2-1 at Meadowbank on Tuesday: “That’s better! Back to back wins and a good solid performance all round – the defence was great again! I could not split Mark Pritchett and John Cant for man of the match!” After all the bad weather the pitch was again …

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Nov 19

Shortwood United 0 – 2 Bridgewater Town

John Evans could not hide his displeasure after this Shortwood display. “That was unacceptable in the first half! We were not competitive, they wanted it more than we did, they worked harder than we did and our passing was awful!” Shortwood were two goals down after only 9 minutes – and it could have been …

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Nov 12

FA Trophy: Shortwood United 1 – 1 Merthyr

A goal 3 minutes from time denied Shortwood’s progress to the 1st Round proper of the FA Trophy on Saturday. To be honest a victory for Shortwood would have been harsh on the visitors who controlled the second half and put enormous pressure on the home side and created many chances. For all that, however, …

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Nov 04

North Leigh 1 – 1 Shortwood United

“I think a point each is probably fair given that both sides hit the woodwork! We defended well against an excellent attack but missing a penalty when we were one up was crucial!” That was John Evans comments straight after the game when he named Mark Pritchett and Matt Bennett as men of the match! …

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Oct 28

FA Trophy: Weymouth 1 – 2 Shortwood United

Shortwood pulled off a victory as good as any of their past cup exploits to come from behind to beat Southern League Premier outfit Weymouth on Saturday. There was nothing fortunate in this win. Doggedly determined in the first half playing into the teeth of a strong wind Shortwood dominated possession in the second half, …

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Oct 25

Bishops Cleeve 0 – 2 Shortwood United

Shortwood produced an excellent all round performance at Bishops Cleeve on Wednesday evening to claim all 3 points in this league fixture. John Evans was naturally delighted with the result and the performance: “This was much better and the quality was there! We defended well and scored from two great crosses! Ash Thomas was superb …

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Oct 21

Shortwood United 0 – 1 Mangotsfield United

“We were flat today and had no spark! Their goal came from a bad mistake and we never got hold of the game – there was a lack of quality and frankly got what we deserved!” These were the comments of John Evans straight after Shortwood lost their unbeaten home record against Mangotsfield on Saturday, …

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