PERSHORE Phoenix Dragon Boat Racing Club secured two third place silver plates at national race day three hosted by Milton Keynes.

The results arrived in the open plate major competitions for the 200 metres and 470m.

The women’s team Pershore Flyers put in a gallant effort to earn valuable points despite only having eight paddlers.

Having missed national race day two in Stockton-on-Tees, Pershore will hope to lift their league positions.

The next race is in Liverpool on Sunday, June 16.

Phoenix share their home with Arden Sailing Club on the River Avon in Defford.