25th Sep, 2020

Evesham move into promotion positions

Liam Moakes 30th Mar, 2017 Updated: 30th Mar, 2017

EVESHAM moved into the second Midlands Three West (South) promotion place without having to throw a ball in anger.

Saturday’s scheduled hosts Old Leamingtonians conceded the match two days prior through lack of a front row, meaning the Vale side were awarded five points.

Evesham still travelled to the Warwickshire side to play a friendly and a profitable day was made even better when they discovered Ledbury had suffered a 17-12 defeat at Old Coventrians.

Evesham leapfrogged Ledbury into second place and hold a one-point advantage with three matches remaining, the first of which is Saturday’s visit of Old Wheatleyans.

EVESHAM U16s returned to winning ways with an 18-15 victory at a spirited Stratford on Sunday.

The visitors broke the deadlock in a physical encounter when fly half Owain Hann spotted a gap in Stratford’s back line and ran in to score from halfway. The conversion was missed.

Hann then converted a penalty kick to take Evesham into an 8-0 lead.

However, Stratford quickly responded with two unconverted tries to lead 10-8 at half time.

Stratford started the second half with an early unconverted try and looked in control.

Evesham were playing some good rugby but lacked control near the try-line until a change in tactics put Stratford back under pressure and created two unconverted tries – one for stand-in hooker James Cross and another for winger Josh Sellick.

The only blemish on a hard earned victory was Hann suffering a fractured ankle. Everybody at Evesham RFC wishes him a speedy recovery.

Man of the match was Joe Wall.

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