RUGBY PICTURES: Lions slideshow

Action from their top-of-the-table clash with Southam

PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER

Adam Attenborough on his way to a try for Lions against Southam

Adam Attenborough on his way to a try for Lions against Southam

Rugby Lions, missing several of their regular players, were beaten 15-14 in their top-of-the-table battle with Southam at Webb Ellis Road on Saturday.

Deserved winners on the day, Southam take over at the top of the table. They are level on 71 points with Lions, who had been ahead going in to the game.

1st - Southam , 71 points

2nd - Lions, 71 points

Alex Tansley in Saturday's one-point defeat

Alex Tansley in Saturday's one-point defeat

3rd - Evesham, 70 points

4th - Ledbury, 63 points

With two teams automatically promoted and just two games to go, it’ll be a nervous and uncertain outcome for all concerned.

Lions play Cheltenham North and Ledbury in their remaining games, while Southam have Shipston on Stour and Evesham. Evesham’s other fixture is against Pershore.