Tamworth 44 - 15 Kidderminster Carolians

KCs fielded a much changed side at Tamworth which included former first team regular Ben Turner at prop, new recruit Neil Mason in the back row and Leigh Molineux at scrum half.

Kidder’s forwards made a good start, forcing two early penalties the second of which was knocked over from thirty five metres by skipper Chris Pinner to open the scoring with four minutes played.

However, in the first quarter KCs gave away too many penalties and were twice punished by Tamworth’s No 12 before the home side scored the first try of the afternoon.

Their winger latched onto a neat chip over the top by their scrum half to go over at the right corner and the centre’s fine conversion gave the home side a 13-3 lead after twenty minutes.

Kidderminster remained under pressure and conceded needless penalties but held out until just before the interval when Tamworth took a quick tap penalty in the shadow of the posts and exploited space on the short side to score wide out on the left and extend their advantage to 18-3.

KCs hits back in the second half, from scrum possession they produced a spell of controlled rugby and after 12 phases second row Matt Jones crashed over from the final ruck.

The visitors undid the good work almost immediately by being caught offside under their posts which Tamworth exploited to collect a converted try.

KCs hit back straightaway from a scrum in a great position just outside the 22 in front of Tamworth’s posts with Ryan Tiene and Freddie Morgan combining well down the right and Arthur Morgan applying the finish at the corner.

Pinner’s excellent conversion reduced the arrears to 25-15 but again Tamworth replied quickly by using scrum possession on the 22 to cross for a bonus point fourth try, again improved by their centre.

Tamworth added another converted try after an intercepted Kidderminster pass on halfway and another long range try followed soon after.

Kidderminster applied more pressure after Tamworth's fullback was yellow carded but could not add to their total.

KCs remain at the bottom of Midlandss 2 West (N) and will be looking to find better form in the New Year, they will start 2018's league campaign at home to Walsall on Saturday January 6 (2.15pm start).