STOURBRIDGE did the business to put spirited Sheffield away in convincing style.

The hosts were plagued by handling errors during the first half but got the better of the visitors thanks to a stronger scrum and powerful performances by Tom Dodd and Jack Lea.

Dodd made the vital ground for the first try by Joe Heatley before Sheffield hit back with a penalty from Stephen Depledge.

Fans' favourite hooker Jack Lea smashed through and eventually added a second Stour try before Fergus Wood answered with a controversial score after a possible knock on.

Depledge added the extras and Sheffield took the lead with a converted try by Rupert Broadley.

Stour’s stronger pack took advantage of a catch and drive for Dodd to go over and Chris Scott converted.

Stour grew in confidence and tighter passing brought rewards for Niall Gibbons to make it 22-17 at half time.

Sheffield came out stronger after the break however Stour pressure on the left brought a try for Lea and Dodd added another converted try after a flowing passing move.

Sheffield applied pressure in the Stour half but could not find a way through and Stourbridge showed they could break out to good effect, eventually Sam Montieri went clear to run in from the 22 and score under the posts, which was converted by Nick David.

Stour finished on the front foot but could not add more points and the game finished 41-17.