LEDBURY maintained their second placed position in the Counties 1 Midlands West (South) after recording a satisfying 48-22 home victory against Old Leamingtonians.

However, it was the visitors who drew first blood, somewhat unexpectedly, when they found space out wide after great passing movement resulting in a try.

After this initial stutter, Ledbury began to build phases and George Wallin was put clear to score under the posts with a try converted by Jack Hughes (5-7).

Ed Bennion was back at his best taking the ball into contact time and time before the pressure was rewarded with a try for Arron Almond from close range.

From their own line Ledbury launched a counter-attack with Lewis Ballinger breaking to score in the corner for a try, converted by Hughes to take a 19-5 half-time lead.

Within minutes of the re-start a scrum on the Old Leamingtonians line saw Ed Bennion score a pushover try, again converted by Hughes (26-5).

The visitors were now under the pump and, after another brief siege on their line, saw Hughes scythe over for a fine try, which he duly converted.

 Ledbury took their foot off the throttle, allowing Old Leamingtonians a great solo try as their centre hacked past a sole Ledbury defender to touch down (33-10).

Not to rest on their laurels, Ledbury were soon back in business as Hughes kicked a drop goal to keep the scoreboard ticking over.

Ledbury were by now running riot and a break saw Cam Smith touch down.

The hosts continued to fling the ball about Barbarians style and from a great movement saw Marcus Ballinger score another converted effort.

The last ten minutes saw Ledbury’s discipline and defence wobble as the Old Leamingtonians winger managed to touch down. Reinvigorated and full of pride, Old Leamingtonians also had the final score as they managed a further try from their signature lineout drive (48-22).