EVESHAM United kept alive their Herefordshire and Worcestershire Women’s League title hopes with a tight 1-0 win over fellow high-fliers Cookley Sports.

The Jubilee Stadium side marginally beat Sports earlier in the season and the visitors hassled and harried Evesham from the start.

Home midfielders Hannah Watts and player-of-thematch Kasey Corbett began to put together their passing game.

Millie Meadows’ effort was ruled out for offside with the Cookley goalkeeper stopping everything else.

Evesham made a few halftime substitutions and continued the siege on goal.

Rosie Johns moved forward and Katie Armento returned with both going close.

In the last 15 minutes, another Evesham attack fell to Armento, who turned and buried a high shot over the keeper into the net.

It was a third clean sheet for stand-in keeper Sophie Broome, who is leaving the team after three years.

  • Pershore Town’s first game of the new year ended in a 4-2 defeat at leaders Brocton in the St Mary’s Hospice Midland Combination Premier Division.

Having gone two up with goals from Mark Owen and Zach Blood in the first 20 minutes, the hosts pulled one back before half-time.

Brocton levelled after 75 minutes and went on to score two more with the last in injury-time.

Fifteenth-placed Pershore’s next game is at the Winstanley and Co King George V Stadium against Atherstone Town on Saturday (3pm).

Littleton’s Smedley Crooke Memorial Trophy tie with Feckenham was postponed.

They hope to return to action on Saturday at home to second-placed Nuneaton Griff in the league (3pm).