25th Oct, 2016

Promotion celebrations for Evesham

Evesham Editorial 1st Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM secured promotion from Midlands Four West (South) as Saturday’s 50-7 victory at Kings Norton ensured runners-up spot behind champions Rugby Lions.

The Vale side went into the game knowing only a freak combination of results could deny them promotion, but they made this an irrelevance as the pack dominated to set up a convincing seventh successive win.

Evesham finish their league season with a home game against mid-table Redditch on April 11 and after that they will contest the North Midlands Vase final at Dudley Kingswinford on May 10.

The other semi-final is still to be played, with Kings Norton to visit the winners of the last eight tie between Bishops Castle and Cleobury Mortimer.

EVESHAM U16s secured an impressive 26-15 victory at home to Bromsgrove on Sunday as solid forward defence and good kicking paid dividends.

Playing with a blustery wind in their favour, by half time the Avonsiders seemed to have the game sewn up at 26-5 as two tries were scored by George Guy and one each by Glen Harvey and man of the match Connor Armento, whilst Gio Capaldi converted three from four attempts.

In the second half Evesham were complacent against a large, aggressive Bromsgrove pack who rucked and mauled their way back into the game to score two crash-ball tries from short range.

However, heroic tackles from Lewis Woodford, Marcus Harris and Armento managed to steady the ship and see them home to a fine win.

Flanker Henry Webb puts the final nail in the hosts’ coffin. Picture by Roland Bailey. (s)

Right wing Wilf Watson scores Evesham’s first try. Picture by Roland Bailey. (s)