SHIPSTON Seconds finished the season with a fine victory.

Having suffered four losses to OL’s in recent times, the visitors were fired up with desire and keen to end the campaign on a high.

Shipston started with the bare minimum of players, as injuries and other commitments took their toll on the starting line-up. Phil Hall opened the scoring after excellent inter-play with centre Jamie Warne as they off-loaded to each other numerous times in running almost the length of the pitch to touch down.

Warne added a second and Tom Wilson out-paced the opposition for the third try.

Andy Powell took advantage of some shaky defence to further extend the lead.

However, Old Leams kept in the game with a well-worked try from their industrious and probing centres.

The second-half saw Howe, the oldest player in the team and also the top try scorer this season, use his wise head to score again to finish off the day with a flourish.

Old Leams fought back with grace in the face of a determined opposition as their backs combined well to force two more tries.

Sam Nelson-Bryce carried on his point-scoring as he kicked three conversions during the course of the game.

Rob Easton moved from flanker back to wing forward in a subtle switch that added to pace of the game.

Will Dyche made an important late cameo.

ALCESTER u12s 7, SHIPSTON u12s 47

SHIPSTON arrived on a high after their recent Welsh tour and proceeded to play good all round rugby with surging runs from both forwards and backs.

George Wilcock opened the scoring with the first of his three tries.

Alcester rallied after the break and scored a converted try.

From the kick-off, the visitors picked the pace of the game up with fly-half Robbie Faulkner touching down.

Joe Slatter added two further tries, while Edd Sanders completed the visitors’ scores.

All tries were converted by Faulkner.