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Inspired Evesham beat the drop

Liam Moakes 16th Apr, 2019 Updated: 16th Apr, 2019

EVESHAM saved their best until last as they secured Midlands Two West (South) survival with a crushing 62-17 victory over Rugby St Andrews, who were relegated.

As it happened, Old Coventrians’ crushing loss to promoted Kidderminster meant Evesham would have beaten the drop but for defeat by a scoreline of epic proportions, but nevertheless there was a satisfaction about getting the job done themselves.

In fact, Evesham’s seventh win of the league campaign proved enough to jump them two places into eighth spot as they ended three places and nine points clear of the drop zone – a very respectable effort for a young, developing side.

Evesham were rampant in the first half of a very open game as they ran in six tries in a blaze of glory before the break.

There were scores for Dan Humpston, Tom Williams, Liam Berry, Wilf Watson, Joshua Sands and Fred Hopper. Williams converted all but one and added a penalty kick to leave Evesham in total control with a 43-5 lead at half-time.

The visitors held their own for periods of the second half and scored two tries, but Evesham finished strongly with further tries from Berry, Hopper and Watson and two more conversions for Williams.

Berry’s brace saw him finish as the team’s leading try scorer for the season.

Evesham Reserves secured top spot in Midlands Reserve League Division Three with a 45-5 victory at Ludlow 2nds.

The reserves have dominated their division all season and fully deserve promotion to Division Two.

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