STOURBRIDGE Lions secured their sixth win in Midlands Division One (West) with a solid victory over Lutterworth at Stourton Park.

Lutterworth began on the attack with powerful drives but the hosts held firm and took advantage of greater speed in the backs as George Tildesley opened the scoring with an unconverted try after ten minutes.

The power of the Lutterworth pack bought rewards when the referee awarded a penalty try on 20 minutes after a driven lineout to the line.

The Lions hit back immediately, a lineout on half-way led to a sequence of phases ending with a sharp break and pass from Rhys Williams that put Cass Brookes over near the posts.

The conversion from Sam Wilson gave the Lions a 12-7 lead.

Both teams had further chances but it was Lutterworth who scored just before the break to make the half-time score 12-12.

Stour turned the screw after the restart, prop Tim Daly went over from a lineout and Wilson added the extras then a quick turnover three minutes later saw Ross Williams go over for an unconverted try.

Wilson extended the lead with a penalty kick ten minutes later but Lutterworth were not out of the game yet.

They replied with an unconverted try to get to 10 points behind and continued to pose a threat.

Another Wilson penalty took the Lions to 30 points but back came Lutterworth with a converted try to reduce the deficit to six points.

With 15 minutes to go the Lions opted to attack rather than defend a slender lead.

Lions pressure produced a successful Wilson penalty and a dramatic finale saw Ross Williams pounce on a loose ball just outside the away 22  to score a converted try.

The final score of 38-24 leaves the Lions 16 points clear of the relegation zone in ninth place.

Next Saturday the Lions travel to Derbyshire to face Melbourne.

Stourbridge's social sides were also in winning mood, The Greyhounds won away against Bournville's second XV, a hat-trick of tries for Jack Noot contributed to a 25-24 win.

The Grasshoppers also won away at Bridgnorth against their third XV by 26 points to 24.