LEAGUE leaders Kidderminster Carolians continued their fine form with a bonus-point away win over mid-table Evesham.

KCs scored after just a minute of the game when excellent ball was released to Ryan Teine who showed both pace and agility to score from 25 metres out.

The conversion was missed and Evesham came into the game with good driving play from the forwards applying great pressure to the Carolians line.

A build up of penalties resulted in the referee awarding a yellow card to the powerful Teine and with KCs down to 14 Evesham levelled the scores with an unconverted try by their centre.

The game was evenly contested at this point and the strong wind contributed to handling errors on a regular basis from both sides.

Returning prop Joe Nicklin set up Matt Rigsby for a well taken try near the posts which was converted by Freddie Morgan for a 12-5 lead to the away side.

This was improved by a Morgan penalty as half time approached and Kidderminster introduced a number of substitutions including the powerful veteran three-quarter Andy McClellan, who added significant experience and ability to the Kidderminster backs.

Evesham added a penalty shortly after half time taking the score to 15-8 but this was the signal for Kidderminster to raise the power and intensity of their game and it wasn’t long before the excellent McClellan scored a try converted by Freddie Morgan to extend Carolians lead to 22-8.

The powerful Kidderminster scrum was causing the home side a lot of problems and it was no surprise in the 70th minute when Ryan Teine added to his tally of tries and again converted by Freddie Morgan to take the score to 29-8 going into the last ten minutes of the game with a bonus league point secured

Fitness has been a noticeable feature of the Kidderminster game and as the home side tired the Carolians stepped up the pace and Jack Tunstall scored after great approach work from the whole team, converted again by Morgan.

In the dying minute of the game, Rhys Pritchard showed great pace to score after superb handling created space in the midfield, this again was unconverted to leave the final score as 41-8 to the Carolians. They now take a break from the league and turn their attention to a cup fixture at home against Crewe and Nantwich this Saturday (2pm kick-off).