DETERMINED Evesham ensured undefeated leaders Old Coventrians had to pull out all the stops to beat them 29- 15 in Midlands Three West (South).
The visitors’ young backs posed plenty of problems but Old Covs turned around a 15- 12 deficit in the second-half.
Evesham scored two tries through Dan Humpston and Zac Reid. They ran in a third from Carl Robinson, while Old Covs closed the gap.
Just before the break, there were two yellow cards for Evesham and one to their opponents. But Old Covs’ dominant forwards then prospered to take the win.
Evesham host Old Leamingtonians on Saturday (2.15pm) in the battle for second place.
Evesham under 17s remain undefeated after a 22-10 North Midlands League win at Dudley Kingswinford.
They led 10-5 at the interval with Dom Berry converting an Alex Stoddart try and kicking a penalty.
Evesham player-of-thematch Ash Charlton increased the lead.
Ash Icke burst through to score under the posts and Berry converted before Dudley scored a late second try.
In a tri-tournament at Droitwich, Evesham under 16s beat touring Watford side Fullerians 17-5 and the hosts 27-5 to win the trophy.
The under 15s lost 34-7 at home to Droitwich despite fine tackling by Harry Howells, Luke Williams and player- of-the-match Ryan Spear.
James Howe scored the try.
Jack Richardson was player- of-the-match as the under 14s slumped 57-5 at Droitwich.
The under 13s lost 58-14 against the same opposition with tries from Ollie Gould and Will Bugg, while prop Simon Styan was player-ofthe- match.
Evesham under nines won two, drew three and lost four against Droitwich with Aimee Tipping Lane the player- of-the-match for her tackling and support play.
The under eights also played in Droitwich with the Tigers winning 4-2 and 4-3, drawing 4-4 and losing 4-3.
Owen Bates stood out with six tries.
The Lions, with Edward Cook playing a starring role and Laurie Checkley bagging 13 tries, prospered 9-5 and 7-4 but lost twice 6-4 and 7-5.
A depleted under sevens squad won 9-8 against Droitwich as well as going down 9-7 and 8-5.