Rugby union:
Promotion-chasers sink valiant Evesham

By Liam Moakes Tuesday 19 February 2013 Updated: 20/02 10:10

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Buy photos » Evesham second row Pete Taylor takes the ball in the lineout against OLs. Photo by Roland Bailey. (s)

Old Leamingtonians 33 Evesham 6

Midlands Three West (South)

EVESHAM headed to high-flying OLs on Saturday looking to regain some momentum after successive defeats but, despite producing a battling performance, their title-chasing hosts proved too strong.

The visitors made a slow start and conceded a try but they rallied well as they pressurised OLs into making mistakes and this led to Evesham winning two penalties which were converted to give them a 6-5 lead.

However, these turned out to be Evesham's only points of the game, although the final scoreline does not reflect a strong performance against quality opposition.

Playing for 20 minutes with 14 men due to ill-discipline did not help the Vale outfit's cause but positives can be taken from a display which kept the hosts at bay for the majority of the game.

Tomorrow sixth placed Evesham head to Kings Norton, who are a place above them in the table and also on 38 points.

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Buy photos» Evesham left wing Steve Hughes goes on the charge on Saturday. Photo by Roland Bailey. (s)

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