WITH the end of the league season looming and the Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division One leaders involved in cup action, both hosts Pinvin United & Bretforton Old Boys had the chance to close the gap on their rivals, but failed to make a real impact by playing out a closely fought 1-1 draw as Bellamy and Brown struck first half goals for the respective sides.
In Division Two Jacksons Fairfield took a big step towards securing the championship with a 2-0 win at Alderton thanks to goals either side of half time from Diston and Scrivens.
In the other game in this division Mickleton Rangers drew 1-1 at home to Bredon, with Neal and Bloom the respective scorers.
In the only Division Three fixture goals from Reading, Bullock and Francis helped Cider Mill maintain their 100 per cent league record with a 3-0 win at Ecosamba which increases their lead at the top of the pile and virtually guarantees Division Two football for the Hampton outfit next season.
Goals from Grace, Smith and Carter were enough to help Stour Excelsior Reserves leapfrog close rivals Ambi Allsports at the lower end of the Division Four table thanks to a 3-1 away win, while a single strike from Puttock for Fortis was the difference between them and hosts Pebworth, who were edged out 1-0.
Bengeworth continued to pile on the agony for basement boys Ruby Jacks by winning 4-1 away from home.