THE Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday Football League Division Four promotion race is gathering pace.

Third-placed Ambassador remain title favourites after a 5-2 victory at Harvington with goals from Booth (3), Sears and Reading.

The success moved the Evesham side within five points of the leaders with three games in hand.

Leaders Stratford United suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at Stour Excelsior Reserves, who scored through Grace.

Second-placed Sun Inn recorded a comfortable 6-1 win at Vale Wanderers with goals from Ed Major (3), Parry, Davies and Comfort. Hunter replied.

Pebworth won 5-3 at Bengeworth with Rose (2), Wilkes, Williams and Turner on target, while Jelfs (2) and Mather netted at the other end.

Tewkesbury Town Reserves won 9-4 at Ambi Allsports.

Fairfield moved four points clear at the top of Division Three with a 3-0 win at Elmley Castle. Corr, Cother and McCall scored.

Inkberrow recorded a five-goal win over Anchor Harriers with L Sheen (2), K Sheen, Brant and Johnson.

In Division Two, doubles from Dean Cox and Lee Tustin helped Offenham Rovers overcome Evesham United Harriers 5-2.

Bredon took the local honours 3-2 against Alderton with their goals coming from Twine, Diamond and Gibbs. Charlton grabbed a brace in reply.

While their nearest rivals were involved in cup matches, Pinvin United continue to head Division One.

A strong second-half secured the points against Evesham WMC in a 5-2 victory as Mark Bellamy led the way with a hat-trick alongside goals from Izod and Shepherd. The Workies responded through Ford and Iorns.

Bear recorded a five-goal win over Mickleton Rangers with Staley (2), Smith-Daniel, Davis and Cooke scoring.

Bretforton Old Boys and Eckington moved into the last eight of the Evesham Hospital Junior Cup with 3-2 and 3-0 wins over Redditch United and Broadway United respectively.

Honeybourne Gate Inn moved into the semi-finals with a 5-1 victory at Defford/Besford United.

Tewkesbury Town lost to Kidderminster League side Ocean Designs 5-2.

In the Minor Cup, WMK and AC Olympia progressed with 5-3 and 2-0 wins at Alcester Town and Fortis respectively.

Tesco United lost out 4-1 at Washford Lions and, in a quarter-final tie, Stour Excelsior won 4-2 at Cidermill.