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Evesham still eyeing top two finish

Liam Moakes 8th Mar, 2017 Updated: 8th Mar, 2017

EVESHAM kept up the pressure on second placed Ledbury as the race for Midlands Three West (South) promotion continued on Saturday.

The Vale side’s 41-10 bonus point victory at Manor Park ensured they remained three points behind Ledbury, who also picked up five points in their 49-0 home success against Woodrush.

The first of five remaining league games for Evesham is Saturday’s visit of Old Coventrians before a week on Saturday comes the eagerly anticipated Midlands Senior Vase final against Droitwich at Albert Road.

The winners of that match will reach the national semi-finals and be just one victory from a Twickenham final.

THE POPULAR Evesham RFC beer festival takes place on Saturday, April 8.

The festival, back for a fifth time, features more than 20 varieties of local beer, lager and cider.

However, there is much more to the occasion than the beverages, as the event features a children’s activity corner with games and bouncy castle, a pop-up tea tent, Prosecco bar, live sport, live music and great local food.

All proceeds will go towards Evesham Sports Club to provide vital equipment and resources. The sports club currently hosts four amateur men’s rugby teams alongside more than 250 youth players aged between five and 16.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

EVESHAM U16s enjoyed an impressive 73-22 victory over a touring Lincoln side on Sunday.

The hosts controlled the match from the start and played some impressive running rugby at times, scoring 11 tries in the process.

Lincoln simply could not deal with the pace of Evesham’s game and the hosts scored five tries in the first half through hooker James Cross, centre AJ Corbett (2), No 8 Tristan O’Neill and fly half James Hall, who converted four of the scores to give the Vale side a 33-12 half time advantage.

The second half continued in the same fashion as Evesham ran in another six tries through Hall (2), Corbett, flanker Ben Holland, winger George McNally and second row man of the match James Icke.

Hall converted five of the six second half tries.

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