CLEE Hill succumbed to a second-half onslaught from Ledbury to make their exit from the Midlands Senior Vase.

They led the Midlands 3 West (South) high-flyers 12-7 at the break, with two tries from recent recruit Ash Bithell, one of them converted by Ryan Home.

But Clee, without Charlie Evans and Tom Rawlings, lost Steve Adams (with a suspected torn calf muscle) and Connor Deignan (hamstring) and though they dominated the Ledbury forwards, the home backs proved too good as they turned the tables for a 36-12 win.

*CHURCH Stretton made light of the stormy weather to run in six tries in a 40-0 win at Birmingham Exiles in the North Midlands Junior Vase Plate.

The Samurai played a free-flowing, expansive game and never looked back after scoring three tries in the first 20 minutes.

Young colts centre Will Forbes-Lee was the star of the show with a hat-trick with the other touchdowns coming from Tom Price, Danny Harley and Niall Salisbury. Dom Bradburne kicked five conversions.

Meanwhile Stretton’s Alex Hearle and Will Davies have been invited to this Sunday’s Midlands Under-18s Development Day at Uppingham School.

Winger Hearle, who goes to Thomas Telford College, and centre Davies, who attends Shrewsbury Sixth Form College, impressed for North Midlands in the matches against Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire.

*BISHOP’S Castle winger Tom Lloyd played in the recent Army v RAF Under-23 game at Aldershot, helping the Army to a 24-7 win.

Lloyd, from Wheaton Aston, only started playing rugby just over a year ago. He has served in Afghanistan but is now at barracks in Catterick.

The new Bishop’s Castle youth teams played their first game against Ludlow with the Under-13s winning by ten tries to three. Morgan Lewis bagged six of the touchdowns and coach Darren Price said: “It was a fantastic performance in their first-ever game.”