WITH two consecutive frustrating results behind them Stourbridge Lions travelled to Rugby Lions looking to make amends.

In wet and muddy conditions Stourbridge had a dream start, Will King ran 40m before passing to George Tildesley on the wing who was never troubled on his way to score an unconverted try after three minutes.

Despite Rugby Lions having most of the possession in the first half, they failed to penetrate the Stourbridge Lions’ defence who relentlessly put in tackle after tackle.

Stourbridge Lions’ pace was superior and minutes before half time, Alex Jones offloaded to Jack Noott before being put into touch.

Noott then played an integral part in the build up to the try, eventually scored by Josh Brierley in the corner, to put the visitors 10 points clear at the break.

Ten minutes in to the second half Stourbridge Lions extended their lead to 15 points with a run from Tildesley and Callum Bowden from the half way line who fended off the Rugby outside centre to score the third try.

Bowden got his second after the forwards drove over the try line in the 60th minute. Rhys Williams successfully converted to make it 0-22 and the bonus point was secured.

There were two yellow cards for Stourbridge Lions in the last quarter and Rugby Lions took full advantage, scoring a penalty try shortly after the second card.

Five minutes later and Rugby doubled their score reducing the deficit to eight points but it was too little too late and the game finished Rugby Lions 14 Stourbridge Lions 22.

The result places Stourbridge Lions eighth in Midlands 1 West, next weekend when they host Stoke-on-Trent.