REDDITCH suffered a 4-1 away defeat at pacesetters Barnt Green in the Worcestershire League.

James Davies recorded the only win of the evening.

In Division Two, Redditch seconds continued their good form to maintain their push for promotion with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Malvern.

The third team slipped to the foot of the table following a narrow 3-2 defeat at home to close rivals Boughton Park, despite wins for Paul Kelly and Paul Thomas.

The fourths maintain second spot in Division Three, despite a 3-2 defeat at leaders Evesham.

John Hague and Richard Beaumont earned valuable points and, with the final three matches at home, promotion could be on the cards.