MIKEY Jones hopes travel sickness is no longer an issue for his Ludlow RFC side after they made it back-to-back away wins to start the season.

Ludlow edged out bottom side Wolverhampton 18-17 in a hard-fought affair to make it three wins from four overall in Midlands One West.

And their tally of two away victories so far is one more than they managed in the entirety of the previous season in 2019-20.

“We’ve doubled our number of away wins from last term and I’m very happy about that,” smiled head coach Jones.

“Before the season started, we talked about wanting to be in the top four and that we would need to sort our away form to do that.”

Jones, whose side host Droitwich this Saturday, added: “The next step now is to get a bonus point win at home.

“The first game of the season at home (defeat to Stratford) was disappointing but the realisation kicked in that we still needed to work hard.

“We realised that just because our home record was good, it wasn’t a given that we would win and that was a kick up the backside.”

Tries from Jack Lines and Matt Ashley gave Ludlow a 12-7 half-time lead but Wolverhampton hit back to lead until Will Sparrow’s last-gasp penalty won it.

“It was a scrappy game,” added Jones. “There were a lot of penalties especially from us, which gave them a foothold in the match.

“If we had cut that penalty count down and taken the chances we had, we would have been one or two scores better off.”

In Midlands Three West North, Clee Hill lost 37-18 to Shrewsbury but Tenbury began life in Midlands Three West South with a 29-13 win at Bromyard.

There were tries from Ben James, Callum Spires, Alex James and Ainsley Ralph, who also kicked nine points with the boot.

Director of rugby Andy Black said: “We went in 13-13 at half-time and it could have gone either way but we picked up our game second half.

“It was pleasing to get that win under our belts and I think it will galvanise the team and help get that ‘Saturday afternoon spirit’ back.”