Stourbridge RFC ended the season on a high note as they ran in eight tries to defeat Blaydon 46-7 at Stourton Park on Saturday.

Blaydon could not live with a devastating burst of Stourbridge play in the last quarter of the game. In this period the home side ran in five tries, to add to three earlier scores, blowing away the opposition on the way to a 46-7 victory.

Stourbridge started the game on the front foot and soon began to dominate both possession and territory. Despite having the upper hand a number of errors prevented them from turning possession into points and it was the visitors who could have taken the lead when a fairly routine penalty kick was missed. Stourbridge continued to have trouble dealing the final blow and had to wait until the 21st minute before registering a score.

They had struggled with a couple of line outs but a great take by Duncan White saw a drive for the line, Tom Richardson recycled and Simon Homer lunged over from a couple of metres.

The difficult conversion was missed but Stourbridge finally had some points on the board to reward their efforts.

On the half hour a try saving tackle by full back Jon Hall prevented the visitors from levelling the score. The home side were made to wait until 5 minutes before the break to record their next score.

A break and a perfect dummy and lay off to Rupert Cooper, by Ben Gerry, was followed by an equally slick offload by Cooper to Ben Barkley, the move being completed by the centres run under the posts from 25 metres out.

The conversion, by Ally Bressington, brought up a 12-0 half time score line.

Seven minutes after the restart a trademark jinking run by winger Martin Freeman carried him close to the Blaydon line, where the move was held up. Stour regrouped, switching attack to the right wing, with Freeman again on hand to feed Scott Morris for a try wide on the right.

A minute later, as Ben Gerry lay injured following his attempt to break up a Blaydon move, the visitors went over following an attack down the left flank. The conversion meant they were just 10 points behind with half an hour to play.

However, any nerves were eased as replacement scrum half, Danny Pointon, set up Morris, who he was stopped just short but back rower Ben Hughes recovered the ball and barged over.

Five minutes later came a real crowd pleaser. Jon Hall affected an excellent take wide on the left to feed the ball to Barkley, the ball found its way back to Hall, and the full back ran in for his 51st Stourbridge try, making him the clubs highest league try scorer since the formation of the National leagues.

A minute later Stourbridge crossed the try line again, Ally Bressington catching his own kick to set up Will Foden, on as a replacement for number 8 Duncan White, for a score under the posts. Bressington added his third conversion of the day to bring up a 36-7 lead.

Stourbridge were still creating chances and twice went close to increasing their lead - but there were still tries to come.

Two minutes from time Knight picked up from a scrum and offloaded to Hall for his second of the day.

With the last play of the game, three minutes into injury time, Morris made a great break down the left wing, beating two defenders on his way to the line to record his second of the day. Bressington hit the post with the conversion attempt and the referee blew time on an excellent Stourbridge performance.

The win pushed Stourbridge above Wharfedale to finish in eighth place.

Teams: Stourbridge: Hall, Bressington, Morris, Barkley, Freeman, Higgins, Richardson (Pointon) Bristow (Fowles) Gerry (Harry Collins) Homer, Hughes, Dean, Knight, Cooper (Griffiths) White (Foden) Blaydon: Baggett, Clark, Mercer, Dias (Barber) Daniel, Rayner, Pollock, Kalbraier (Fearn) Hall (Young) Issacson (Harrison) Guthrie (Archibald) Wearmouth, Trench, Laughlin, Smithson.

Scorers: Stourbridge:- Tries (8): Hall 2, Morris 2, Homer, Barkley, Hughes, Foden. Con :Bressington 3 Pen: 0. Blaydon:- Tries (1) : Trench. Con : Raynet 1. Pen : 0 Cards: Stourbridge : 0 Blaydon : 2 (yellow) Wearmouth, Archibald.