WORCESTER fought out a thrilling 4-4 draw with county rivals Stourport in the Warwick Printing Midland Men's League Premier Division. 

Goals from Tom Schubert, Rory Simons and Rich Stocks gave Worcester a deserved 3-1 lead.

Stourport created enough chances to establish a 4-3 lead but Worcester reacted well and finished strongly. 

Joe Schubert's strong drive into the D won a penalty corner and his brother Tom's powerful drag-flick salvaged a point.

Phil Baldwin (2), Andrew Cavendish and Peter Clarke scored for Stourport.

Worcester, still searching for their first league win of the season, visit Barton on Saturday and Stourport host Harborne.

Worcester fourths thrashed hosts Harborne fifths 7-0 in their West Midlands Premier Division opener.

A much-changed squad from last season led by new captain Luke Pillinger produced a dominant display.

Rob Bonham opened the scoring from a short-corner routine shortly followed by a deflected goal by Rees Bonham from a Pillinger pass.

Worcester were even more determined after the break with another five goals ahead of Saturday's home game with Edgbaston fifths.

The sixths lost 2-1 at their Edgbaston counterparts in South West Division One despite a bright performance.

Ryan Russell, Dominic Hole and George Atherton defended well early on with keeper Mark Coppenhall also impressing.

But Worcester conceded from a short corner before Alex Byng, assisted by Sam Kemp and Jacob Chakko-George, bossed the midfield.

Forwards Adam Ball and Andy Hares got a short corner which was calmly despatched by Adrian Shipley.

Edgbaston pressed again in the second half and scored the winner before successfully defending their lead.

Worcester Badgers Pippins lost 4-2 at Stourport after a gutsy display.

Central defenders Abby Trow and Andrew Bowkett worked hard to deny the hosts before Stourport went ahead from a penalty corner.

Worcester's Caitlin Davis levelled and Anna Hadley gave them the lead as they started to dominate.

But Stourport equalised shortly before half-time and their greater physical presence took its toll on a tiring side who conceded twice more late on.

Worcester women lost 4-2 at Rugby and East Warwickshire in Midland League Division Two.