Moneyfields well beaten by Evesham – denting hopes of a top-three finish
Moneyfields slipped up with a 3-1 defeat at Evesham United in Southern League division one south.
The defeat saw them in fourth place, and just four points ahead of sixth-placed Winchester City.
With three games left to play the Dover Road side are looking nervously over their shoulders.
Their game against fourth-placed Cinderford Town at Dover Road next Saturday takes on an added significance.
Making a nightmare start the visitors conceded twice in the opening 15 minutes.
Disaster struck on six minutes when Curtis Da Costa headed a corner into his own net.
Nine minutes later Moneys fell further behind after their square defence was caught out by a through ball.
Visiting goalkeeper Steve Mowthorpe then pulled off a superb double save to prevent his side falling further behind.
Stung by the double blow, Moneyfields hit back hard and were unlucky to see a header bounced back off the crossbar.
The visitors looked dead and buried four minutes after the break when Evesham notched a third goal.
Within two minutes though they hit back.
Joe Briggs did the trick hammering a terrific long-range strike into the top corner of the net.
On 70 minutes it took a fine save from the home goalkeeper to deny Lewis Fennemore.
Defeat means third-placed Cirencester are now a point ahead of Moneys and Yate, in second, are five points ahead.