DUDLEY Kingswinford edged clear at the top of Midlands One West with a brilliant battling win at title rivals Burton.

DK showed all their fighting spirit to claim a 14-12 success in gruelling conditions last Saturday.

The victory saw them leapfrog their opponents to pull three points clear at the top, though they have played a game more.

It also backed up the previous weekend's thrilling success over third-placed Bromsgrove as they make it 11 league wins on the spin.

The director of rugby at Heathbrook, Neil Shillingford, was delighted with the way his side fought to the memorable away win.

He said: "It was obvious early on that the conditions weren't conducive to playing rugby. We managed it for the first 15 minutes but then the pitch cut up.

"We've had to adapt again and we did that. It became a real slugfest where possession and territory were key.

"We put in a gutsy, rugged performance and I think we shocked them with our physicality in defence.

"We've had to show it before this season but that is a side of our game that has grown."

DK now welcome Camp Hill to Heathbrook this Saturday looking to maintain their momentum (2.15pm kick-off).

Shillingford says he'll be making sure his players don't ease up after picking up two big scalps.

He added: "We've got to be careful now that we don't take our foot off the gas.

"It's easy to think we've come through the tough games and then slip up when we shouldn't.

"We now need to change our philosophy again and make sure we go out to force the bonus points.

"We have to keep pushing and pushing because the pressure is now on the chasing pack to keep tabs on us. They can't afford to slip up."

Matt Squire and Arran Hudson will both undergo concussion tests this week while Luke Greenwood and Ryan Smithemann remain sidelined.