STOURBRIDGE secured a vital victory on the road at South Leicester to lift them further from relegation danger.

The hosts have recorded big wins recently against league high-flyers but had no answer to Stour's illness-ravaged team.

The visitors were first to score, winger Dan Rundle registered the first of his three tries in the match after a fine driving maul from a lineout.

The game was held up for 25 minutes following the restart when Stour's Sam Montieri suffered a serious leg injury.

Replacement Mike Worthington came on as blind side flanker whilst Nigel Mukarati moved to replace Montieri at number eight.

A neat pick and go double released the ball to Hal Riley who crashed over on 12 minutes and Chris Scott slotted home the conversion from a tricky angle in a swirling cross wind.

South Leicester found their way back into the game after a series of penalties where the chose the scrum option rather than kicking for goal.

The pressure finally told and number eight Joe Collingham crashed over from the base of the scrum giving fly-half Dan Glasse a simple conversion.

No more points were added to make the score at the break 7-12 to Stour.

After the restart it took just three minutes for Dan Rundle to notch up his second try and Scott added the extras.

A break from Stour's 22 metres by Reece Beddows, Mark Harrison, Hal Riley and Rundle ended with a penalty to the visitors, which Scott slotted home.

Rundle completed his hat-trick three minutes later, he collected a Harrison offload on halfway and ran in for a try which Scott again converted.

Beddows got Stour's fifth try after latching on to a loose pass to seal the game for Stour.

South Leicester made the most of a one-man advantage following a yellow card with a try for second row Tom Cheney closely followed by Javiah Pohe in the dying seconds.

Glasse's conversion was the last action of the game to make the final score 19-34.

Stourbridge are back at Stourton Park next week for their National League Two (north) clash with second-placed Chester.

Stourbridge Lions slipped closer to the drop zone in Midlands One West with teir fourth defeat in a row after losing 45-9 away at Stoke-on-Trent.