HEREFORD RFC Head Coach Sean Lynn is already looking forward to next season at the helm after his side completed their campaign with a morale boosting 29-10 win over Stourbridge Lions.

The Wyesiders ran over five tries on their final day of the season to finish their Midlands 1 West campaign in sixth place, one above rivals Worcester.

The first period was controlled by Hereford who enjoyed both possession and field position advantage.

Hereford registered just one first half try through Connor Sullivan in response to a Lions penalty to give themselves a 7-3 lead at the break.

In the second half both sides ran the ball with a freedom born from a lack of pressure.

Hereford made the most of their visitors' individual mistakes with Gareth Jones, Sullivan, Tom Starkey and Mark Philo crossing the whitewash.

James Stubbs played his final game for Hereford, after completing his course at Hartpury College.

He made 57 appearances in three seasons for the Wyesiders scoring 20 tries and registering 235 points.

Stubbs topped the try scoring list last year and is second in the list this year. He topped the points list this year and shared top place with Bryn Goodall last season.

Lynn said: "It was a great result and grand seeing some of the boys come through, especially Tom Starkey and Mark Philo who is a great back to have in the fold.

"The find of the season, though is Lennon Fishlock, he’s played exceptionally well the last three weeks and it’s great to have him building up the front row cover.

"I’m very impressed with today’s result and how the season has gone, but really sad about the loss of James Stubbs.

"I know the club will really miss him. All in all, it’s been a fine season and excellent to work with this bunch of boys. I’m sure next season will be a very enjoyable one.

"I’ll still be around next season and the plan is to build on the good things we’ve done this year, to try to get rid of any complacency and improve the mind-set, that’s the big one. I’m hoping the boys have learnt a lot from this year and we look for better things from next year and to go from there.”