LEDBURY under-14s made club history by beating county rivals Luctonians to lift the North Midlands Junior Cup.

The final, held at Dudley Kingswinford RFC, attracted a large crowd leading to a tense occasion.

Only an early Carter Hogg kick separated the evenly matched sides at the break with Ledbury taking a 3-0 advantage.

Ledbury began the second half as they ended the first, attempting to bludgeon their way over the Luctonians line.

They made their way deep into the Luctonians 22, where their ball carrier became a decoy and the ball moved to another carrier who crashed over from short range, captain Ben Deards added the extras to give them a 10-0 lead.

However, Luctonians responded and their driving maul proved too powerful for their opposition resulting in a well-taken try.

The conversion was good to bring the score back to 10-7.

Luctonians now looked dangerous with ball in hand and it needed some last ditch defending to keep them out.

The Mortimer Park side were having their best spell of the game with a number of runs into the Ledbury 22.

However, Ledbury turned over possession and an inspirational run into the Luctonians 22 forced pressure resulting in an infringement.

Ledbury opted for a scrum and a neat pick and go saw a strong carry and drive from Ellis Locke over the whitewash to score. The conversion was unsuccessful but Ledbury ran out 15-7 victors and lifted the cup for the first time in the club's history at under-14 level.