WORCESTER Hockey Club's men's first team continue the search for vital points to lift themselves off the bottom of the Midlands Premier Division.

Their hopes were high when they welcomed their Egyptian stars back into the fold but visitors, second-placed Lichfield, won 6-0.

Worcester were unable to convert chances and the wheels really came off when they went 3-0 down.

n Worcester Seconds claimed a 4-2 win at well-organised Coventry and North Warwickshire.

They got off to a bad start when Coventry took an early lead but Malcolm Evans equalised from a short corner.

The visitors forged ahead through another Evans short corner but Coventry quickly levelled after a defensive error.

In the second-half, Worcester stepped up a gear to win with Tom Lewis and Tim Johnson goals.

n The Thirds crashed 8-0 at Birmingham University in a tough fixture, especially when they fielded a few newcomers.

Worcester, however, carried on the fight for the whole 70 minutes with great pride. But a pacey, aggressive and determined student side were just too strong.

n Disappointed Worcester Fifths beat Olton Fourths 3-0 but had to settle for the fixture being transferred to a friendly due to a fiasco over the nets.

Ali Mackichan cut Olton apart in the first-half and was rewarded by scoring from a cracking Tim Smith through-ball.

Mike Belcher doubled the lead and Kevin Oliver added the third, while the back four and 'keeper Mike Drew kept a fine shut-out.

n Worcester Sixths started well at Old Halesonians, despite a snowstorm, but eventually lost 4-3.

Simon Tinley grabbed the opener on five minutes and the visitors were unlucky not to score more.

Old Hales scored midway through the half and grabbed a second five minutes before the break.

Worcester conceded an early goal early in the second-half before Tinley tucked away his second.

Old Hales scored again to make it 4-2 but Alex Bowyer grabbed Worcester's third and they played great hockey in the latter stages.

Edwards, Shipley and Hampson were all on target as the Sevenths defeated Warwick Fifths 3-2 in an exciting clash.

n Badgers Red lost 2-1 at Leominster in probably the best match so far this season.

With only three seniors on the field, the boys did Worcester proud and hit back from a 2-0 deficit at half-time.

Caine Burge kept the score down with great 'keeping and Alex Lam pulled a goal back.

Badgers White recorded a 4-2 win at Droitwich after Joe Senior levelled an early opener from the hosts.

Chris Kendall had to level again for Worcester and Tim Young converted two short corners to give them the victory.