24th Mar, 2017

Evesham bid to cause Midlands Senior Vase final shock

Liam Moakes 16th Mar, 2017

EVESHAM warmed up for Saturday’s eagerly anticipated Midlands Senior Vase final against Droitwich with an impressive 72-0 thrashing of visitors Old Coventrians on Saturday.

The Vale side’s fifth successive Midlands Three West (South) victory ensured they maintained the pressure on second placed Ledbury, who third placed Evesham trail by three points with four matches remaining.

A huge challenge now awaits Evesham this weekend as they welcome Droitwich to Blind Lane, with the winners progressing to the national semi-finals and being just one more victory from an appearance in the Twickenham final.

Droitwich will arrive in buoyant mood having clinched the Midlands Three West (South) title with a 64-7 home win over Old Leamingtonians on Saturday. The Spa side have won all 18 league matches this season.

The Droitwich team will feature 17-year-old Pershore High School sixth-former Nat Maginnis, from Crowle.

Maginnis is captain of the Pershore High School First XV and has also represented the county and North Midlands squads.

EVESHAM U16s continued their winning ways on Sunday with a hard fought 26-5 victory over Dudley Kingswinford.

The West Midlands side proved to be a tough nut to crack and it took around 20 minutes to break the deadlock through a superb individual effort by Evesham scrum half Tom Evans, who ran through DK’s back line and left the full back flat-footed to score.

Evesham’s second try was a simple ball through the hands for centre AJ Corbett to score.

With the half time whistle imminent, Evesham scored their third try when turnover ball won in Evesham’s half saw fly half Owain Hann spot a gap in DK’s back line and he ghosted through the defence, around the winger and full back to score between the posts.

The second half saw DK limit Evesham to one score when Hann again broke through the defensive line to score.

Hann converted three of his four attempts and the Subway man of the match award went to prop Jamie Malin who constantly created go forward ball for the team with his charging runs.

Evesham U16s have a huge challenge on Sunday when they host Bromsgrove in the North Midlands Cup semi-final. Kick-off is at 11am and supporters are welcomed.