CLEE Hill Rugby Club rounded off a good season ‘individually and collectively’ with a 26-0 Midlands Four West North shut-out over Market Drayton.

A Billy Hall brace and tries from Robbie Jordan and Charlie Evans ensured Clee Hill finished with a record of 15 wins and just five defeats.

That was rewarded with a fourth-place finish on 72 points, just nine behind second-placed Willenhall in a season where Hill also reached the RFU Midlands Junior Vase semi-final.

Skipper Sam Link said: “It’s been a very good season overall really – we have improved as a team and a lot of individual players have come on quite a bit too.

“It’s been a very productive season and we are starting to find our feet now. We will be looking to continue progressing, push on and keep developing our rugby.”

In Midlands Three West North, departing Cleobury Mortimer coach Rod Yapp was denied a farewell game as visitors Trentham – already relegated – forfeited.

The walkover meant Cleobury finished ninth, well clear of danger, and after bringing a storied coaching career to an end, Yapp is confident he has left solid foundations for his as-yet-unknown successor.

Yapp, who has previously coached with Kidderminster and also Worcester Ladies, said: “It’s a good time for me to retire and it will be nice for the boys to have a fresh voice.

“We had so many injuries in the first half of the season – it could have been a different outlook, had we had those players available.

“But there has been a lot of good stuff played and a lot of good youngsters coming through, so the future looks good which is the main thing.”