LUCTONIANS ran over four tries without answer as they extended their National 2 West lead to six points with a 24-0 victory over Bournville.

The pitch at Mortimer Park was only deemed playable an hour before kick-off, but a crowd of 484 were rewarded with a bonus point win.

Luctonians were on the scoreboard after only four minutes when wing James Wheeler ran a lovely inside line to dot down.

Departing and long serving home scrum-half Louis Silver, who was playing his last game for the club before moving abroad, added the extras for an early 7-0 lead.

However, the game was thrown wide open, when after only 14 minutes Lucs’ second row Owien Harriot-Davis, was adjudged by the referee Ben Simpson, to have made head contact in a tackle with Bournville wing Alex Evans resulting in a controversial yellow card.

Bournville raised their game to new levels against the home side 14 but failed to trouble the home defence.

The home side increased their tally on 22 minutes when hooker Ben Link intercepted an overthrown Bournville line out in their own 22 to run almost unopposed to dot down.

The touch kicking of Tom Jones for the home side permanently kept the hosts deep in their own half and they struggled to gain any meaningful attack where they looked like scoring. But neither side could add to their score before half-time as defences remained very much to the fore.

The home side added to their tally on 46 minutes when some excellent passing through their backline saw centre Rob Aikman pop up on the wing to touch down, Silver superbly converting from the touchline for the extra points to give the home side a 19-0 lead.

Bournville ran almost all their penalties awarded to try and gain a foothold in the game, but they could find no way through the black and white defensive wall.

Conor Deignan and Lewis Parkes were both stand out players for the home side, but throughout their squad their efforts in defence stopped Bournville in their tracks.

The home side gained their deserved bonus point win when their driving maul was cheered over by the large crowd and Deignan appeared at the bottom of the pile after 51 minutes.

The slippery ball and the difficult conditions did not lead to any more scores as both sides squandered opportunities late into the game and the Luctonians faithful gave Silver a standing ovation when he was replaced on 70 minutes as he left the field as he departs for pastures new.

With results going their way it increases Luctonians’ lead to six points at the top of the league going into next week’s fixture when Ryan Watkins’ side head to Loughborough Students.