Evesham comfortably overcame Leamington 22-0 at the weekend to hold their place in the table.

In what was a tighter game than the score line might suggest, Evesham’s opportunism was the difference with a pair of tries either side of the half.

The result means Evesham remain second in the Midlands 2 West (South) whilst Leamington sit ninth.  Evesham Journal: Kieran Court crashing through the defence. Photo: Roland BaileyKieran Court crashing through the defence. Photo: Roland Bailey

Evesham were forced to defend for lengthy spells, with centre Harry Johnson providing the first meaningful attack for the hosts before second row Craig Smith provide a try-saving tackle.

However, two late first half tries for the visitors put them in command at the break.

With 29 minutes gone Fin Breach opened the scoring before captain Andy Robinson added a second to give Evesham a 12-0 lead come the halftime whistle.

Evesham Journal: Marcus Harris takes on the defence. Photo: Roland BaileyMarcus Harris takes on the defence. Photo: Roland Bailey

Evesham began the second half in perfect fashion, Harrison Walker finishing off a well-executed back-line move from the first phase of possession as he found space in the corner.

Then it was Leamington’s turn to take hold of the game, starting with an incisive run from Kofi Miller who was able set Ian Cameron away to test the Evesham defence.

The home side’s best chance to get on the scoresheet came when they won a penalty in Evesham’s half however it proved to be a missed opportunity.

The ball was kicked for possession and after winning the lineout, the ball was quickly passed along to Miller who was unable to apply the finishing touch.

Evesham’s defence continued to hold strong with Leamington’s George Jacobs and Greg Atherton causing troubles.

Despite both sides having even possession throughout, the scoreline did anything but flatter the hosts as Walker scored his second try of the day in the final seconds of the match to secure a bonus point victory for the away side.

The win was certainly enjoyed by the Evesham fans who were seen singing a verse of Gerri Cinnamon’s song ‘Belter’ on the touchline.

Evesham are now second only to Nuneaton Old Edwardians, who they welcome to Blind Lane on Saturday, December 11.

Nuneaton have a four-point lead over Evesham, having won their match at the weekend by default with Earlsdon unable to field a side to compete.