It was a fine left foot volley at the far post, rolling back the years.

But the former Gloucester City, Cirencester Town and Cinderford Town striker hopes he never has to play again.

“I am amazed that I lasted 70 minutes before cramp caught up with me,” he told Jon Palmer of Gloucestershire Live.

“The goal was a bonus, but if I am anywhere near putting a kit on next season I’m not doing my job properly because I never want to play football again!”

Fairford have finished in a relegation place, but whether or not they will face the drop depends on promotions from other divisions and they may yet remain in the Hellenic League Premier Division.

“It’s the end of the toughest season I have ever experienced,” Bevan said.

“What a baptism of fire into management!

“But I am proud that I stuck with it when all conventional wisdom was telling me to jack it in on several occasions.

“I’d like to to thank everybody connected with Fairford for their unwavering support throughout.

“I am gutted we couldn’t guarantee safety but who knows where we will be next season.

“We have come along way in the last 10 months, with some really positive foundations have been laid and we will be stronger next season regardless of where we find ourselves.”