EVESHAM crashed out of the RFU Midlands Intermediate Cup first round with a 53-19 defeat at Wolverhampton.

The visitors started brightly and captain Andy Robinson's try was converted by Mike Diston but the lead was short-lived.

The hosts returned the score within two minutes and ran in four more tries before the break to lead 33-7.

Evesham had a brief period of second-half control, scoring through Will Bugg and Wilf Watson with Diston converting one.

But Wolverhampton were too strong with four further tries capping a comprehensive victory.

Evesham open their Midlands Two West (South) league season on Saturday at home to Southam.

Pershore visit Claverdon in Midlands Four West (South) and relegated Bredon Star entertain Westbury-on-Severn in Gloucestershire Two North.

Evesham colts made a winning start with a 20-12 home win over Stafford.

Sam Rogers, Romeo Johnson and George Bell scored tries with Toby Turner converting one to make it 17-0 at half-time.

Turner kicked a penalty and Evesham held off a comeback from Stafford with full-back Patrick Atkins voted player of the match.