PREVIOUSLY unbeaten Jacksons Fairfield saw their perfect start to the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League season ended as they lost 4-2 at Defford/Besford United, who returned to the top of Division Two with this result.
Lee Miller fired a treble for Defford and Francum added a further goal, whilst Malin and Radford scored for Jacksons.
Alcester Town edged out hosts Tesco United 3-2 with goals from Dance, Mumford and Angeis, whilst Tesco scored through Williams and Evans.
Mickleton Rangers continued their recent good form with a comfortable 7-2 home win over AC Olympia in which Jason Beasley (3) and Chris Mills (2) were amongst the scorers.
Offenham Rovers and visitors Alderton drew 3-3 as Rovers scored through Tomes, Keen and Burrows and Alderton registered through Stocks, Dawson and Baker.
In Division Three, Watts (3), Meah (2) and Knott (2) were amongst the goals for Ecosamba in their 8-3 home win over Sun Inn, whilst in Division Four Dragons were emphatically defeated 8-0 by visitors Ambi Allsports, who produced one of their best performances as Hall (4), Woods (2), Booth and Wiltshire scored.
Chris Clements scored a hat-trick for Charlton Old Boys in their 4-1 win at Harvington.
Phil Davies hit a double for Division One leaders Bear as they avenged the previous week’s cup defeat to Broadway United with a 2-1 home win, whilst Jamie Clarke’s goal proved enough to earn Bretforton Old Boys the points in a 1-0 success at Fladbury Athletic.
Evesham WMC defeated visitors Pinvin United 4-1 with goals from Scott (2), Ford and Grady.
The Bluck Cup competition for Division Three and Four sides got underway in earnest and Firkin and Griffiths scored for Inkberrow as they came from behind to defeat visitors Badsey Recreation 2-1 in the first round, in which Ruby Jacks were 3-2 home winners over Stratford United.
Round two action saw Gray’s treble earn Pebworth a place in the third round as they won 3-0 at Stour Excelsior Reserves, whilst youngster Luke Sallis scored his first senior hat-trick for Broadway United Reserves in addition to goals from Jinks and Parker as they accounted for visitors Cropthorne 5-2.
Club secretary Matt Tarling hit five goals for Tewkesbury Town in a convincing 7-1 home win over Fortis, whilst Bengeworth defeated hosts Ambassador for a second successive week as goals from Huckvale (2), Miles and Mason secured a 4-1 victory.