LUDLOW'S impressive run continued as they beat visitors Walsall 29-7 to climb up to seventh in Midlands Two West (North).

An excellent display from the pack and the back row in particular made it four wins from their last five games while Will Sparrow took the man of the match award for an impeccable kicking display.

Walsall went into this game above Ludlow in the table but while they dominated possession, they struggled to find a way through a rock solid home defence.

Heavy conditions made life tough for both sides but they still tried to play open rugby with Ludlow handling the conditions better than their visitors as they opened up a 19-0 interval lead.

on a sticky pitch but Ludlow knew how to vary their game to suit the conditions. Walsall did not.

The first try came when Laurence Hughes sprinted onto a Walsall kick, beating the first line of defence and off-loading to Jim Alderson who made good ground before passing to full-back Joe Doyle who went in under the posts.

Sparrow added the conversion.

And it was Sparrow who was next on the scoreboard, touching down in the corner after a neat side-step left his opposite number grasping thin air.

His conversion narrowly missed but he was back on the attack within a few minutes with a kick ahead.

He looked set for his second try only to trip in the cloying mud and with three teammates in pursuit it was Doyle who won the race with Sparrow adding the extras.

Walsall clearly had a talking to by their coach at the interval and switched to a kicking game after the break

Unfortunately for them, their early kicks weren't on the mark and Sparrow swooped to score for the bonus point after running three-quarters the length of the field. He also slotted over the conversion for a 26-0 lead.

Walsall finally crossed the line following a line-out which was superbly converted before the excellent Sparrow rounded off the scoring with a late penalty.

Ludlow head to neighbours Cleobury Mortimer this Saturday with the home side, who lost 29-3 at Leek on Saturday, looking to avenge a narrow 15-13 defeat when the side met earlier in the season.

Elsewhere, Tenbury were edged out 13-0 at third-placed Coventrians in Midlands Four West (South).

That result means the Worcestershire side have not scored a point in any of their last three games, their last score coming against Burbage at the start of the month.

They will be hoping to put that right this weekend when they welcome fourth-placed Coventry Welsh to Penlu.