THE BIRDSEYE Sports Evesham Sunday League Division One title race is the most open for many years, with numerous teams in with a chance of lifting the silverware.
Evesham WMC continue to falter after losing 2-0 at Broadway United who scored through Jeffs and Jason Horsburgh.
The Workies were replaced at the top by Bear who had a comfortable 7-2 home win over Eckington thanks to goals from Keen (2), Davis (2), Payne, Ward and Close.
Champions Bretforton Old Boys gained revenge for a recent cup defeat by Fladbury Athletic as Clarke and Brown netted for the hosts in their 2-1 home win. Fladbury scored through Brain but could not find an equaliser.
In Division Four, three teams are chasing the two promotion spaces, and leaders Tewkesbury Town needed a strong second half performance to overcome visitors Fortis 4-2 as club secretary Matt Tarling scored twice for Town.
Second placed Harvington eased to a 9-1 success at Ambi Allsports. The village team scored through Woodfield (5), Philpott (3) and Handy.
Charlton Old Boys continue to chase the top two as Chris Clements (5), Andy Clements (2) and Dickinson scored the goals in an 8-2 triumph at Bengeworth. Mason and Cooke netted for the home side.
Sinden, Mayhew and Wicks were on target for Dragons in their 3-1 home victory against Ruby Jacks.
Defford/Besford United reached the last eight of the Evesham Mechanical Services Knockout Cup with a 4-2 home victory over Mickleton Rangers in which Miller (2), Kelly and Rogers scored for Defford and Tye and White were on the mark for Rangers.
Pinvin United set up a semi-final local derby with Fladbury Athletic by ending Inkberrow’s cup run thanks to a brace from Mark Haynes in a 2-1 away win. It is 43 years since the club last lifted the trophy.
Cider Mill continue to chase trophies on five fronts and reached the quarter-finals of the Express-Funding Mick Godwin Cup with a 2-1 victory at Alderton in which Stuart Reading scored both goals for the visitors. Greaves replied for the home team.
Yet another team have withdrawn from the league, citing no commitment from players, bringing to an end Offenham Rovers’ 29-year association with the league.