WORCESTER'S goal difference took a battering at the bottom of the Warwick Printing Midlands Men's League Premier Division.

The winless firsts suffered their sixth defeat in the competition this season with an 8-0 reverse at Rugby and East Warwickshire.

Third-from-bottom Stourport lost 4-2 at Belper.

Worcester seconds lost 4-3 at home to fellow high-fliers Lichfield in Midlands One while the thirds went down 4-0 at Harborne.

The fourths won 4-3 at Warwick fourths in the West Midlands Premier and the fifths beat Old Halesonians fourths 3-2.

Worcester sevenths fell 5-0 at home to local rivals Stourport fourths in South West Division One.

But the eighths enjoyed a convincing 6-1 scoreline over struggling Redditch fourths in Division Two to make it three wins in a row.

Worcester went three goals up in 16 minutes and created plenty of chances throughout.

Andrew Pritchard bagged a hat-trick alongside goals from Dom Stokes, Stephen Preater and Ben Gough.

Worcester men's over 40s went into the first round of the national plate after an entertaining 2-0 defeat to much-fancied Bristol side Clifton Robinsons in the cup.

Rob Bonham and Dave Gardner showed poise and bravery at the back while keeper James Hurley shone against classy opponents.

Defenders Nigel Haddock, Duncan Westbury and Adam Ball worked hard to put Worcester on the front foot.

The team had their chances but fell behind on 65 minutes to a rebound after Hurley saved well.

He then pulled off another stop but again Clifton netted from the follow-up.

Rob Goodman impressed for Worcester on the right, feeding Brett Pittam and captain Jeremy Drake.

Malcolm Evans, Phil Thomas, Stewart McKeller and Simon Griffiths produced gallant efforts.

Worcester women's firsts fell to the bottom of Midlands Division Two with a 3-2 defeat at Stone.

In Men's West Midlands One, Tony Handley's double helped Pershore to a 2-1 win at Leamington.

Craig Timmis netted twice as Droitwich lost 5-2 at Kings Heath Pickwick.