National League Two North: Wharfedale 10 Stourbridge 45

STOURBRIDGE gave a display of strong, direct running, slick passing and good support play to rack up another six-try win away from home.

The opening 20 minutes were close but then three tries from the visitors took the game away from Dale.

Stourbridge opened the scoring with a penalty form Chris Scott, only for Tom Barrett to level the score three minutes later.

A quick line-out then caught the home side napping, and Stour took full advantage with some fine play to score wide on the right, with star man George Morgan touching down and Scott converting.

Joseph Heatley was then on the end of a fine, sweeping move from Stourbridge for the second try, and again Scott was accurate from the tee.

Stefan Thorp scored the third after a defence-splitting run from full back Afeafe Haisila, and with Scott’s extra two points, the visitors had opened up a 21-point lead.

Wharfedale fought back and were rewarded with a Oli Cicognini try, which Barrett converted, but Heatley stifled any hopes of a comeback with a converted solo effort from halfway.

Dale had more chances in the second half to score but it was Stourbridge who crossed for two more tries, with Morgan and Jack Lea touching down and Haisila converting the first.

Attendance: 380.

Referee: Dr Jonathan Cook