ALCESTER RFC concluded their pre-season campaign with a 38-0 defeat against Shipston under the floodlights at Mayo Road.
The visitors fielded a team predominantly made up of second XV players and conceded five tries without reply in the first half.
And Alcester struggled for a foothold in the game as a number of handling errors meant they went into the break having failed to trouble the scoreboard.
Alcester improved after the break but were unable to score a try as Shipston added one more try to their total as Jamie Clarke and Ieuan Hopkin impressed for the visitors.
Alcester begin their first ever season as a level seven club with a trip to Old Leamingtonians on Saturday, September 2 with kick-off at 3pm at The Crofts.
All of the club’s age group teams, both senior and junior, are looking for more players ahead of the new season.
Please contact the club for more information at: www.alcesterrfc.rfu.club