EVESHAM will bid to bounce back from their Midlands Senior Vase heartache when they resume their Midlands Three West (South) promotion push on Saturday with a trip to Old Leamingtonians.
The Vale side produced a valiant performance in Saturday’s Midlands Senior Vase final against Droitwich at Blind Lane, but the visitors proved too strong and secured a 24-7 victory.
Droitwich will now host Lancashire outfit Tarleton in the national semi-finals, knowing victory will secure a place in the final at Twickenham.
Evesham pushed Droitwich all the way in what was an enthralling encounter, but the north Worcestershire side – who have won all 18 league games so far this season in securing the Midlands Three West (South) title – emerged victorious.
However, there is still plenty for third placed Evesham to play for as they play the first of four remaining matches at Old Leamingtonians.
The visitors will head into the match three points behind second placed Ledbury, knowing just one slip-up from the Herefordshire side could be enough to allow Evesham to clinch the second promotion place.
Evesham RFC said on Twitter: “As the dust settles on a fantastic weekend for the club, we would just like to thank all of those who have volunteered and supported us.”
EVESHAM U16s suffered an agonising 13-10 defeat to Bromsgrove in the North Midlands Cup semi-finals on Sunday.
Evesham took an early lead with a try scored by centre James Hall and converted by fly half Owain Hann, who also kicked a penalty.
However, Bromsgrove soon replied with two unconverted tries of their own as Evesham switch off for ten minutes and half time arrived with the score at 10-10.
Bromsgrove played with the strong wind at their backs in the second half, which limited Evesham to counter-attack rugby.
Under continuous pressure, Evesham’s defence had to dig deep to limit Bromsgrove to just a penalty in the second half, but this proved to be the decisive score.
Nevertheless, this was a fantastic Evesham effort against a stronger, bigger team.
Man of the match was scrum half Tom Evans.