DODGY defending was dominant in Stourbridge's National League 2 (North) clash with Peterborough Lions at Stourton Park.

The hosts started the day desperate for a win against the league's bottom club and made early pressure pay with a try on ten minutes for Sam Montieri which was converted by Chris Scott.

Just four minutes later scrum-half Adam Shaw added another try and again Scott converted as Stour's forwards dominated.

Fans' favourite Jack Lea crossed in the corner for another five points and the impressive Scott found the target from wide out.

Just as Lions looked beaten inside 20 minutes, their first meaningful attack led to a drive over the line Christian Edbrooke.

Stour bagged a bonus point after a fluid passing move put Joe Heatley into space for a try as the hosts piled on the pressure.

Their defence was exposed by Peterborough as Vuli Veikune ran in from 22 metres but Stour hit back five minutes later when Hal Riley scored a try from a Nigel Mukarati pass to make the half time score 31-10.

Four minutes after the restart Lea added his second after a trademark Stour catch and drive, Scott converted.

Despite racking up the points, Stour continued to look vulnerable at the back, neat Peterborough passing allowed Nico Defeo to score in the left corner.

Again Stour hit back, Dan Rundle ran in from 20 metres on the left and Scott added the extras.

Lions will rue failing to create more attacking moves as forays into Stour territory seemed sure to gain points, Defeo added another try after scrappy defending and Ben Young converted.

Stour's speedy Mark Harrison thwarted another promising Lions attack with an interception and ran from his own ten metre line to score a try which Scott converted.

With a win secured Stour's leaky defence allowed William Nankivell and Tom Gulland to register late Peterborough tries, with one conversion, to make the final score 52-43.