Evesham seal second league win of tough season

Evesham seal second league win of tough season

Evesham seal second league win of tough season

First published in Sport

EVESHAM Rugby Club recorded only their second Midlands Three West (South) win of the season with a narrow 17-16 home success over Cheltenham North.

But there is no saving the Vale side from a relegation place with four games left as they are 19 points off second-from-bottom Kings Norton and 24 behind local rivals Shipston-on-Stour.

Evesham host improved Shipston on Saturday hoping to finish the season strongly.

Meanwhile, mid-table Pershore were edged out 42-38 in a 12-try thriller at promotion-chasing Old Wheatleyans in the same division.

After going 19-0 down during a slow start, the prolific Martin Hope scored four tries alongside efforts from flanker Greg Shaw and Marcus Whyte as the Piddle Parkers had plenty of joy at the line-outs.

Skipper Lewis Dolphin added the other points with the boot against their third-placed opposition.

Pershore visit Ledbury on Saturday at Ross Road (3pm).

Bredon Star claimed the Gloucester Division Two points without playing after a home walk-over against Spartans. Third-placed Star host Cotham Park on Saturday.

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