TENBURY RFC’s stunning win over title contenders Old Wheatleyans shows they are more than a match for anyone in Midlands Four West North, says director of rugby Andy Black.

The Palmers Meadow men trailed 12-0 to their second-placed visitors after 20 minutes but rallied to level at the interval before racing away in the second half to claim a 43-19 victory.

Don Finlay bagged a brace, while Black, Paddy Waite, Callum Spires, Zac Thompson and Claude Celton also crossed. Thompson landed four of seven conversions.

Only seven points separate the top seven sides – Tenbury lie seventh with games in hand on most of their rivals – although the cloud of coronavirus hangs over whether the season will be completed.

"As the league stands right now, it's going to be very interesting (if we play again),” said Black.

"We are definitely going for a top-three finish and the performance at the weekend was testament to the fact that we can compete in the top part of the league.”

Elsewhere, Ludlow suffered back-to-back home defeats against Midlands One West title hopefuls as they followed up a narrow loss to Kenilworth with a 27-0 reverse against Dudley Kingswinford.

The visitors led just 3-0 at the break but several defensive mistakes from Ludlow in the second half saw DK run out comfortable victors.

Ludlow seconds lost 67-0 at Sutton Coldfield but there was some joy as the club was able to field three sides on the same day for the first time since 1998 – and the thirds beat DK 37-21.