BEAR moved top of Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division One with three matches to play thanks to a 5-2 home win over Fladbury Athletic which all but ends the latter’s title hopes.
Davis (2), Cooke (2) and Styles scored for Bear, with Fladbury netting through Beattie and Taylor.
Previous leaders Evesham WMC – now a point adrift of Bear and also with three matches remaining – were held 1-1 at Stour Excelsior. Sam Ford gave the Workies an interval lead before Joe Godson levelled for Stour.
Jacksons Fairfield moved a step closer to promotion from Division Two with a convincing 8-1 home win over Mickleton Rangers in which Scrivens (3), Heritage (2), Ross, Radford and Smaylen scored for Jacksons and Sexton netted for Rangers.
Jacksons are now top and, with games in hand, are clear title favourites.
Hosts Defford/Besford United and Tesco United shared four goals. Kelly and Miller scored for Defford and Burman and Ridley netted for Tesco.
Ecosamba maintained their Division Three promotion hopes with a 6-2 home victory over Stratford United thanks to goals from Watts (3), Meah (2) and Musaji for the Bishops Cleeve outfit, whilst Dixon and Spilsbury scored for Stratford.
Broadway United Reserves took the honours against Sun Inn thanks to first half goals from Beck, Parker and Aspey which secured a 3-0 success for the hosts.
Division Four leaders Tewkesbury Town got back to winning ways with a 6-1 home victory over Stour Excelsior Reserves as Tarling (2), Cox, Mace, Dyson and Noble hit the back of the net for Town.
Ambi Allsports won 6-2 at Ruby Jacks thanks to goals from Turner (3), Badham and Dawe. Deacon and Shoot scored for the hosts.
Charlton Old Boys upset higher graded visitors Alcester Town 2-1 to reach the last four of the Pershore Hospital Minor Cup, Bengeworth won through with a surprise 2-1 victory at much-fancied Harvington, whilst Dragons won on penalties at home to Cider Mill after a 1-1 draw.
In the outstanding second round tie, Cropthorne won through 2-0 at the expense of Worcester League visitors Hallow Reserves.
Other result: Pershore Hospital Junior Cup semi-final: WMK 1 Pinvin United 2.