LUKE Bowen’s hat-trick of tries fired Clee Hill to a 29-3 win at Greyhound and into second spot in Midlands Four West (North).

Craig Breakwell and George Edwards also crossed for promotion-chasing Hill, while Richard Wozencroft slotted two conversions.

Robbie Jordan gave a man-of-the-match display for Hill on his 18th birthday.

Hill’s Gary Edwards said: “We took him out in Hereford after the match and made sure he celebrated his birthday in style.

Ten points in the last 10 minutes sentenced Cleobury Mortimer to a 33-23 defeat at Five Ways Old Edwardians.

Ben Howman notched two tries for Mortimer and Dave Shorter also crossed, with skipper Allan Shields kicking two penalties and a conversion.

Skipper Shields said: “It’s probably a blessing in disguise that we have slipped down the table because it’s hard to get players the last few weeks.”

Jack Welch scored a late try in Church Stretton’s 19-7 friendly home defeat against Newport 2nd

Stand-in skipper Alex Pheby slotted the conversion for Stretton, who host Telford 1st’ this Saturday.

Some big carries from the both Tom and Daran Chard and Dom Wilding and flanker Jack Welch.

A try two minutes from time downed Church Stretton under-17, who lost 22 – 17 in the Midlands regional semi-final of the National Shield at Hinckley.

Samurai had Finley Hughes red-carded but battled back from 15 – 5 behind to lead 17 – 15, through excellent tries from Regan Jordan Jordan Tsang.

Oli Greenhouse – who had scored in first-half – limped off with a knee injury just before the decisive.