Evesham move “too good to turn down” says Mace as Robins make double signing

Bishops Cleeve captain Adam Mace says the opportunity to move to Evesham for the 2020/21 season was “too good to turn down” as he moves to The Jubilee Stadium alongside Cirencester Town goalkeeper and former teammate Lewis Clayton.

The move sees left back Mace, 25, reunited with his former shot stopper at The Jubilee Stadium, with the two having played together at Kayte Lane previously under Cleeve boss Stephen Cleal.

Clayton, 20, signed on at The Corinium in 2019 following a successful trial period with the club after returning to the country, having played for fourth tier Swedish side IFK Mora. He was also dual registered for Gloucester City under Mike Cook’s management but never made a first team appearance.

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The ever-present Mace was named captain of Bishop’s Cleeve this season and has drawn praise from all those who have seen him play for his tenacious attitude, work rate and ability with the ball at his feet.

Speaking exclusively to Severn Sport, Mace said

It was always going to be a difficult decision to leave Bishop’s Cleeve after the last two years. I’ve got massive respect for Steve [Cleal] and Matt [Jeynes] who do a tremendous job there, but when Evesham came in for me it was a no-brainer. They have fantastic new facilities and a new manager who has a great passion for where he wants to take the club, so it was too good an opportunity to turn down.

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