MALVERN Rugby Club continued their impressive season in Midlands Two West (South) with another home win, writes Marcello Cossali-Francis.

The Spring Lane hosts triumphed 43-26 against Spartans to go nine points off the top with two games in hand.

It was a difficult 80 minutes for Evesham on Saturday afternoon, however, as they suffered a 22-17 defeat at home to Earlsdon.

Hereford remained within touching distance of the top three in Midlands One West at the weekend following a convincing 22-0 win over Newbold-on-Avon.

Hereford are now within 13 points of leaders Dudley Kingswinford with two games in hand.

Fifth-placed Ledbury produced their performance of the season in Midlands Three West (South) when they toppled league leaders Rugby St Andrews 22-15 at home.

It was a frustrating day for Upton in their top-of-the-table clash at Old Wheatleyans.

Upton went into the game in pole position in Midlands Four West (South) but were replaced at the top by their opponents after a convincing 32-12 defeat.

Bromyard dropped to 10 points off the top with an 11-8 away defeat to Claverdon while Pershore earned a bonus-point win at Harbury with a thrilling 31-27 victory.

It was a perfect weekend for the Worcestershire teams in Midlands Five West (South) last weekend as Stourport, Chaddesley Corbett and Redditch all won their games to nil.

Stourport and Chaddesley both stayed in touch with leaders Rugby Welsh thanks to 45-0 and 27-0 scorelines over Dixonians and Atherstone respectively.

Redditch won 14-0 away at Hereford side Greyhound to remain fifth.


Midlands Premier: Bromsgrove vs Broadstreet.

Division One West: Kenilworth v Hereford; Kidderminster v Dudley Kingswinford; Lichfield v Droitwich; Stoke v Worcester.

Division Two West (South): Barkers Butts v Malvern; Evesham v Stratford.

Division Three West (South): Stoke Old Boys v Ledbury.

Division Four West (South): Coventrians v Bromyard; Pershore v Kings Norton; Tenbury v Harbury; Upton v Claverdon.

Division Five West (South): Bishops Castle & Onny Valley v Chaddesley Corbett; Rugby Welsh V Greyhound; Stourport v Five Ways Old Edwardians; Redditch v Keresley.