EVESHAM and Badsey men's firsts drew 1-1 at Leominster in Verde Recreo Hockey League The Marches Division One.

An end-to-end game saw both teams hold firm with the visitors' defence and keeper Charlie Priestley repelling numerous short corners.

Evesham went ahead midway through the first half through Liam Blondon after a fine move.

They defended well in the second period but Leominster pressure resulted in a successful penalty flick to level in the final quarter.

The A team beat South Glos B 3-2 in Division Two.

Pershore seconds thrashed Bromsgrove fifths 8-0 in Midlands Men’s Hockey League South West Four.

They continued their promising new year form with Jamie Hughes bagging four goals.

Ali Sanderson, James Cartwright (2) and 15-year-old Joe Price Ward in his first hockey match completed the scoring.

Pershore host Redditch fourths on Saturday in their push for promotion.

The mid-table firsts lost 6-1 at Aldridge and Walsall in West Midlands One ahead of Saturday’s visit to Tamworth.