LUCTONIANS recorded a piece of club history as they won at local rivals Stourbridge for the first time, running out 14-10 winners.

The hosts, who had suffered four defeats on the bounce, started brightly putting Lucs under pressure eventually resulting in Joe Collingham's 12th minute try.

After going behind Lucs responded and their pressure was rewarded with Rob Lewis powering through tackles for their opening try.

Full-back John Morris converted to give the Kingsland side a 7-5 half-time lead.

Luctonians smelt blood and piled on the pressure in the second half but were punished by a fast move which resulted in Reece Beddows crossing the whitewash.

The Lucs pack eventually got their reward with Callum Young driven over for a second converted try to seal the win.

Head coach Ryan Watkins praised the away support which helped his side to keep the hosts out in the dying moments.

"We did play well and it was a really gutsy performance," said Watkins

"One of the biggest things was our travelling support as we outnumbered the home crowd which was really something.

"That support carried us through the pressure towards the end and made a massive difference.

"Usually the home team has a big advantage but our travelling support pushed us through the moments when they had the ball on our line and we had to keep them out and dig in deep.

"After the first half we led by a couple of points as we got our conversion, but I felt we could have played better.

"We have played better than we did there and lost, we were not quite at our best but won."

The victory saw Luctonians move four points away from the bottom three into the Christmas break.

They next face Hinckley at home on January 4.

"We will have a bit of a break now but have still got a lot of work to do," added Watkins.

"We are only a couple of places above the relegation and so we need to be realistic and keep winning games so we are looking up the table and challenging a couple of teams."