ALCESTER suffered another setback in Midlands 3 West South when they lost 27-7 to Nuneaton side Manor Park.

The Park survived a dubious possible forward pass to kick ahead and open the scoring with a try.

Alcester hit back through their most consistent try scorer Jack Green who escaped several attempted tackles to score and Chris Howell's conversion put the red and blacks into a 7-5.

Park tried to hit back immediately but were held up over the line.

But Park's persistent pressure finally told when they capitalised on a spilt pass to kick ahead and win the race to score and go 10-7 ahead by half time.

Alcester had the chance to level in the second half but Howell missed his penalty shot at goal after Park had been caught offside.

Park increased the lead with a well-worked dummy pass ploy to score before the game turned on its head.

Alcester's Jamie Harland had a try ruled out when he was judged to have knocked-on.

Moments later Harland was yellow carded for not releasing and from the resulting penalty, Park scored again.

Alcester heads dropped as a result and Park were able to plunder a runaway try just before the final whistle.

There was better news for Alcester's Second XV who secured a 54-22 success at Manor Park.

Initially Alcester could only field 14 players but Park kindly donated some of their own to complete the team while proving replacements as well.

Park trailed 17-15 at half time but hit back in style after the break, Josh O'Connor, Cian Allen, Will Bate and Lewis Walker all scoring a brace of tries while Alistair Hooper and Glyn Smith added one each with Smith converting twice.