A DEVASTATING first half left Stourbridge reeling from an onslaught of tries as Fylde blew them away at Stourton Park.

The visitors were on the front foot from the start and took just five minutes to register their first try as Elliot Horner crashed over under the posts which provided an easy conversion for Greg Smith.

The visitors were well-organised and passed the ball with confidence which left Stour flat footed and under constant pressure.

Nick Ashcroft added another try which Smith converted on eight minutes and nine minutes later Adam Lanigan and Smith provided a further seven points with the hosts left bereft of answers.

The bonus point was secured on 20 minutes with a break from inside the Fylde half by Tom Carleton to supply Connor Wilkinson and two minutes later another move from deep gave Wilkinson a second try and Smith added the extras.

Wilkinson's hat-trick came on 37 minutes when he strolled in unchallenged from 22 metres and Smith slotted home to leave the hosts looking crushed.

Tom Grimes finished off the Stourbridge rout with a try to end the half with a scoreline of 0-45 to Fylde.

The second half looked set for more Stour pain when Phillip Mills benefitted from more slick passing and generous Stourbridge defending to score on the left, Smith again made no mistake with the conversion.

More charity from the hosts allowed Fylde's hooker Ben Gregory to run in from halfway for a try in the corner and Smith added a tricky conversion from wide on the left.

Stourbridge finally gave their fans something to cheer when Joe Heatley made the ground to put Dan Rundle in for a try on 54 minutes and the pair combined again for another Rundle try on 72 minutes, Chris Scott hit home the conversion.

Unsurprisingly Fylde had the final say when a clever cross field kick opened the door for Ben Vernon to score a try.

The game became bad tempered and a melee after a home attack was halted by a possible high tackle resulted in a yellow card for Fylde's Tom Grimes and finished shortly after with a final score of 12-64.

Next week Stourbridge will be looking to recover when they travel to Scunthorpe.