28th Oct, 2016

Skipper Chambers delighted as Evesham maintain winning start

Liam Moakes 5th Oct, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

EVESHAM captain Nathan Chambers expressed his satisfaction after his side earned a 37-13 Midlands Three West (South) victory at relegated Bedworth on Saturday.

The visitors, who were awarded a walkover victory at home to Upton the previous weekend on the back of a gritty 21-11 win at Shipston in their season opener, were keen to play some consistent running rugby for the first time this season.

They took their opportunity well with a convincing success and Chambers was pleased with the efforts of his side, who sit second with 14 points from their three wins – a 100 per cent record.

He said: “This was a very positive performance to secure a bonus point win at a relegated side and it pleased the coaches and supporters alike.”

Using their big ball carriers wisely, Bedworth controlled the opening 15 minutes, albeit creating limited scoring opportunities.

Evesham’s defence held firm though and repelled any threats thrown their way and, once the travelling side had the chance with ball in hand, they upped the intensity of their game.

Struggling to keep pace, Bedworth were forced to conceded numerous penalties which Mike Diston expertly converted.

With a comfortable points buffer, Evesham aimed to turn pressure pay into points and in the 20 minutes before half time Dale Attwood and Liam Lloyd both crossed the whitewash and a pushover scrum was scored.

The opening period of the second half brought a second pushover scrum try, subsequent conversion and penalty for Evesham.

Unfortunately, the home side then suffered numerous injuries which disrupted and elongated the final 20 minutes.

After the visitors’ Matthew Watson scored out wide, Evesham then conceded two fairly soft tries before the game somewhat petered out.

This Saturday (3pm) brings a top of the table clash as Evesham host leaders Droitwich at Blind Land.

Droitwich, the other team to be relegated into this division, have already picked up three bonus point wins this season.

EVESHAM U16s secured a thrilling 31-29 victory over visitors Ledbury at the riverside ground on Sunday.

Evesham surged into a 21-0 lead but Ledbury rallied and would have won the game had they been able to convert a late penalty awarded just outside the 22 to the right of the posts.

Try-scorers for Evesham were George McNally, a penalty try, Owain Hann and centre and Subway man of the match Josh Sellick (2), whilst Hann converted three.

Evesham’s James Cross played for Ledbury in the second half and scored a try.