EVESHAM under 16s lost 31-12 at home to Chepstow as they went down to 14 players in their second match of the season.

A scrappy first half saw Evesham enjoy slightly more of the possession but they were mostly confined to their own half.

The first-half deadlock was broken 20 minutes in with a converted try from Chepstow.

In the second period Evesham paid for only having one replacement and a couple of injuries meant they had to play with only 14.

The Chepstow backs took full advantage of their extra man, running from deep for an unconverted try in the first five minutes.

Evesham's pack continued to get the better of the set-pieces and make good ground with ball in hand.

Kieran Downey scored an unconverted try in the left corner to keep the hosts within sight.

It was quickly replied by a converted Chepstow effort under the posts and another down the left to make it 24-5.

Evesham’s Tom Hedworth scored a forwards try down the left converted by Toby Turner.

Heavy late pressure from Evesham could not break the defence again and Chepstow sealed victory late on with one more converted try.