LUCTONIANS' head coach Ryan Watkins highlighted a nine-minute spell in the second half in which they conceded three tries as the difference between his side and Stourbridge.

Following their opening day win Luctonians started powerfully with Mike Cheasley taking the opening try on two minutes before being followed over the whitewash Frank Kelly moments later to give them a 12-0 lead.

However, Stourbridge responded through a Joe Heatley brace either side of a Joe Collingham try to give the visitors a 19-12 half-time lead.

Straight off the bench Seb Robinson put the hosts back ahead on 52 minutes before three quick Stour tries sealed the visitors a bonus point victory finishing 45-19 with Randell Haisla completing the rout.

“Large parts of the game were very competitive,” said Watkins.

“They scored three quick tries in nine minutes which was the nail in the coffin. Overall it didn’t reflect the game.

“We are new to the league and they are trying to get promoted, so for us to be able to hold our own was pretty pleasing.

“What we are doing is actually affective and works if we stick to it. Concentration is one thing to work on as they were on it the whole time.

“In the last 10 or 15 minutes we had an opportunity to score another try, so we need to be more clinical.

“Overall there is no doubt about it, Stourbridge are a very strong side that I expect to be at the top of the league. We have got to move on and learn our lessons.”

Luctonians are back in action this weekend when they make the trip to Hinckley.

Watkins added: “Hinkley have lost their two opening games and have conceded quite a few points.

“There will be chances to score tries which we will have to take.”