LUDLOW RFC seconds recorded a 27-19 victory at home to Bridgnorth 3rds at the weekend, but were made to work hard for victory, especially after the break.

The victors eventually ran in five tries with only one scoring kick, as Ben Weller, playing at scrum-half, supplied the only successful conversion.

There was good news for the club’s first team, with impressive run-outs for Anthony Marfell and Freddie Brick.

Marfell was featuring in his first game of the season, at prop, to complete his playing comeback after badly injuring a finger in an accident.

And Brick, a player absent from Ludlow’s first team for several weeks, had a successful outing as he kept Bridgnorth’s stand-out player, Darren Brick, in check with a strong showing at openside flanker.

With Ludlow’s defence coping well against a strong Bridgnorth, newcomer George Murray impressed at number eight and supplied several vital turnovers as well as going over twice as the visitors struggled to contain his rampaging runs.

Ben Black, at centre, also enjoyed a good outing, and claimed a try after constantly finding holes in the opposing line.

Jake Parkes and Nick Morris completed the try scoring.