STOURBRIDGE paid a high price for failing to turn possession into points after Fylde did some second half damage.

The Lancashire team arrived at Stourton Park just two point behind Stourbridge in National League Two (north) and the first 40 minutes were attritional.

Both defences held out against probing attacks although the hosts were on the front foot and Chris Scott registered the first score with a penalty on 16 minutes.

George Morgan was denied a try for Stourbridge by referee Adam Wookey and the hosts, frustrated by some sloppy handling, were unable to break through despite plenty of endeavour.

The half finished with Stourbridge leading 3-0.

Fylde began the second half with the wind at their backs and grabbed the initiative straight away when Cameron Crampton raced in for an unconverted try wide on the left and only a last ditch tackle from Dan Rundle prevented Thomas Carlton charging home three minutes later after he latched on to his own kick forward.

The attack led to a penalty which Greg Smith slotted home and just two minutes later another Carlton charge created space for Crampton to cross the line, Smith added the extras.

The game had come to life and Fylde were taking full advantage, with two Stourbridge players down injured Smith romped in under the posts and converted.

On 58 minutes Benjamin Gregory strolled through the rattled Stourbridge defence for an easy try and again Smith converted.

Tempers flared and a confrontation involving most of the players resulted in two yellow cards for Fylde and Stour sub Mark George found a way past two tackles to score in the corner.

However on 72 minutes 13-man Fylde found they had a four player overlap on the left and Carleton ran in under the posts, Smith again converted.

Stour replied with two unconverted tries from Joe Heatley and Dan Rundle but it was too little too late and the game finished 18-36.