DUDLEY Kingswinford came out on top in the weekend's big local rugby derby against Stourbridge Lions.

The clash at Stourton Park ended with a win for DK which keeps their push for the play-offs on track while results elsewhere meant the Lions were guaranteed safety in Midlands One West.

The visitors registered a try for Connah Jones on 20 minutes after a period of possession found a gap in Lions' defence and Sam Vaughan converted.

Full-back Vaughan was the hero five minutes later when he tackled speedy Lions winger into touch when he looked to be in for a score.

A turnover at the lineout saw the ball move across the pitch to George Tildesley who sidestepped his way past two defenders for a try.

With five minutes to go until the break a Vaughan clearance found its way into touch inside the Stour 22 metres.

The resulting catch and drive made space and the ball was fed out to Jordan Brookes who crossed the whitewash.

Vaughan again added the extras to make the score 5-14 at half time.

DK retained the momentum from the restart after another drive committed Stour defenders and Dan marsh made the final 10 metres to the line.

Will Hancox added another try from a scrum penalty in the Lions' 22 and Vaughan converted.

Former Stourbridge player Stef Shillingford added further to the host's woes when he found space to run in for a try and Vaughan was on target for another two points.

Stour bagged their second try after Alex Jones made an impressive run before Matthew Poole powered over the line, supported by Fred Brookes and Cameron Simpson.

With the last play of the game Elliot Hopkin, despite being tackled five metres from the line, managed to slide in to the corner for Stour’s third try and Tom Mitchell successfully converted a difficult kick to make the final score 19-33.