THERE were contrasting emotions for Pershore RFC and Evesham RFC at the weekend, with both involved in thrilling league fixtures.

It was a tight affair in Midlands 2 West (South) between Evesham and league leaders Barkers Butts.

Evesham fought valiantly until the last but were eventually edged out in a high-scoring game by 36-33.

The result leaves Evesham in fifth place in the table with two wins and two losses in the four games to begin the 2021/22 campaign.

They are next in action on Saturday at home to Berkswell & Balsall.

Into the Midlands 4 West (South) division, Pershore enjoyed a narrow 27-24 win over Harbury at home.

They play this weekend (Saturday) away from home at Kings Norton - 3pm kick-off.