Hereford FC continued their impressive unbeaten league away record, having last lost at Highgate in August 2015, by winning 2-0 at Evesham and setting up a 'Champions' match at Edgar Street against Royston. In a fairly dour game, late goals in both halves from Pablo Haysham and John Mills sealed the three points, whilst Evesham missed an injury time penalty when Martyn Horsell pushed away Adam Mann's effort.
Mike McGrath curled a 35 yard free-kick into the arms of Kevin Sawyer before Evesham created a rare chance. Mann combined with his strike partner before sending a left-foot effort off target from a good position.
The second-half offered little entertainment, much like the first, with a handful of rare chances. Haysham skied a 25 yard free-kick, before he was booked for diving after going down lightly under a challenge just inside the box.
Bradley Williams replaced Jamie Edge before Hereford should have doubled the lead with a few minutes remaining. A long boot forward by Mills was battled for by Symons, who used his strength to fend off two defenders before finding himself through on goal but a right-foot strike was pushed away by the 'keeper.
Drama followed the second goal as Evesham immediately went down the other end and a cross from the right hit Ryan Green's arm. The Welshman had already been booked and was given his marching orders for the third time this season. Up stepped Mann but Horsell dived to his left to save and the loose ball was cleared over his own bar by Mick McGrath.
Ollie Barnes replaced Mills for the final minute to shore up the defence up with Green's absence and soon after, the referee blew the final whistle.