LUDLOW head coach Mikey Jones described his side’s Midlands 2 West (North) victory over Kidderminster as “massive”.

Jones’ men welcomed the bottom side on Saturday knowing a strong victory would take them up the table.

And so it proved as Ludlow ran in five tries during the comfortable 34-10 win.

Despite still being relatively early on in the season, Jones wasn’t playing down his side’s success.

“For us, it was a massive win,” he said.

“If we had lost on Saturday we would have plummeted to the bottom of the pile.

“Our next game is Leek away and if we can get a result there, it would put us a few points away from fourth in the table.”

Will Sparrow got Ludlow off to the perfect start with a try in the corner after less than two minutes.

Lawrence Hughes and Dan Rawlings also scored in the first half to give Ludlow a 22-3 advantage at the break.

Jones added: “The first half was very good.

"We didn’t play very well for 30 minutes in the second half but we pulled it together again at the end.

“We came out of the blocks really quickly.

"There was a bit of pressure on us to get a result so those early scores settled us down and made it easier for us.

“Our backs are playing really well at the moment.

"They’re starting to click and it’s showing now with the amount of points that we’re scoring.

“There’s a great feeling around the club at the moment, everybody is buzzing.”

Complacency crept into Ludlow’s game in the second half and Kidderminster gave themselves hope with a converted try.

The hosts took control again, however, and Mark Williams scored twice in the last ten minutes thanks to some great work by Joe Doyle and substitute Tom Amphlett.

Ludlow now have a free weekend before travelling to Leek on Saturday, November 25.

Elsewhere, Cleobury Mortimer dropped to 10th in the table after a disappointing 19-6 defeat at Old Saltleians.

Two second half penalties from Hayden Edwards were all that Cleobury had to show for their efforts.

Yellow cards for Tom Leach and David Leach made things difficult for Cleobury and they were undone by the hosts.

The defeat saw Old Saltleians leapfrog Cleobury into ninth in the Midlands 2 West (North).

Following a weekend off, Cleobury return to action at home on Saturday, November 25 against third placed Spartans (Midlands).

Church Stretton’s miserable campaign so far in Midlands 4 West (North) continued with a sixth defeat from six.

The club weren’t in action, however, and instead gave league leaders Eccleshall a walkover win to leave themselves bottom of the table on two points after six fixtures.