ALCESTER'S excellent recent run of form saw them sink hosts Upton-on-Severn by a thumping 33-0 margin to step up their title charge on Midlands 3 South West.

Top try scorer Jack Green was in glorious form again and looked unstoppable, despite carrying an injury, as he stormed over for two quickfire tries, both of which were converted by Max Biltcliffe to put Alcester into an early 14-0 lead.

Winger Lewis Walker raced over for a third try after chasing a kick over the top to register the best score of the game.

Phil Birks then powered his way over for a fourth and bonus point try before half time to put Alcester in total command at 26-0.

Injuries forced Jack Green and youngster Josh Phillips to withdraw from the action, allowing Lewis Hopkins to take his place at scrum half to mark his First XV debut.

Upton did their best to battle back, but despite their efforts, couldn't breakthrough Alcester's stubborn defence.

Full back Frazer Jackson then got in on the act with the only try of the second half, which Biltcliffe converted to record his fourth successful kick of the game.

Alcester stay sixth in the table, but just six points adrift of leaders Old Coventrians in an extremely congested top half.

League rugby resumes on January 6 when Alcester travel to bottom side Bromyard.

The seconds enjoyed an equally successful afternoon as they defeated Dixonians 12-3.

Victory was particularly sweet as Dixonians had gone 15 games without defeat and soon made their intentions known as they attacked for almost the entire first quarter.

Dixonians took an early lead with a penalty but were punished when a loose pass was intercepted by Stuart Whitehead who ran the length of the pitch to score under the posts for Darren Turner to convert.

Alcester clung onto their 7-3 lead, but had a charmed life at times, especially when Dixonians knocked-on when looking certain to score.

Scott Carmichael impressed with his kicking throughout the game and continually cleared from the danger zone before snapping up a second try with a quickly taken tap penalty that enabled him to drop over the try-line.

The next action at Kings Coughton takes place on Boxing Day with the annual Chairman's v President's game starting at noon.