LUDLOW head coach Mikey Jones was left frustrated after a string of individual errors saw his side crash to a 43-19 defeat at Tamworth.

And although they remain pointless at the foot of Midlands Two West (North) he is confident there will soon be a change in fortunes – and a first home league game with Veseyans on Saturday in front of a sizeable Chairman’s Day crowd would be perfect timing.

“When it comes together, someone will feel the full force of some talented payers,” Jones said.

“We competed in the first half [against Tamworth] but just didn’t come out for the second.

"There were silly handling errors and the decision making was poor.

"When we stuck to our task and put into practise what we had been doing in training then they couldn’t defend it.

“It’s a case of cutting out the individual errors and I’m sure that will come very soon.”

Ludlow made the perfect start at Tamworth, scoring the game’s opening try after just three minutes when Joe Doyle sent winger Tom Amphlett in with Will Norton adding the conversion.

But they were unable to build on that early breakthrough as Tamworth came straight back to score two quick tries with a third coming soon after from a line-out and drive from the home pack before fly-half Danny Norton dotted down.

Ludlow fought back strongly and when a kick ahead caught the opposition napping, the ball was worked to Mark Williams to score.

The visitors kept up the pressure and were rewarded when Williams put Doyle through for a try under the post which Norton converted making it 19-19 all at half-time.

Sadly that was as good as it would get for Ludlow as their hosts ran in four second half tries without reply to wrap up the win.

Cleobury Mortimer were promoted to Midlands Two West (North) alongside Ludlow last season and have also suffered back-to-back defeats after losing 15-11 at home to Crewe & Nantwich.

The visitors scored a converted try in the corner after just eight minutes but there was to be little between the sides in a game punctuated by the referee’s whistle.

Hayden Edwards slotted over two first half penalties but Crewe went in at the break with a 12-6 lead thanks to a brilliant solo try from their winger.

A penalty for the Cheshire visitors soon after the restart gave them a healthy nine-point advantage and, although some quick thinking from Cleobury saw Harry Parker cross following a quickly worked penalty, they were unable to close the gap.

On Saturday they head to Kidderminster, another side still searching for their first win.

In Midlands 4 West (North), Clee Hill were beaten 39-0 at Wednesbury.

They will be looking to bounce back at home to Yardley & District on Saturday.