LEADERS Nuneaton Old Edwardians proved too strong but there was no disgrace for Evesham in their 33-8 defeat in north Warwickshire.
Saturday’s Midlands Two West (South) fixture was switched from Blind Lane to allow the Avonsiders’ pitches to recover from flooding and Evesham soon opened the scoring as Dave Barber crashed over for an early score.
Nuneaton had to work hard to wrestle back control of the game but did so with three tries in the second quarter of the match.
Mike Diston slotted over a penalty kick on the stroke of half-time to leave Evesham trailing 19-8 at the break.
Evesham continued to show fighting spirit in the second half and proved difficult to break down, restricting their undefeated opponents to only two further scores before the final whistle.
Provided Evesham’s pitches have fully recovered, third-placed Stratford will be Saturday’s visitors to the Vale.