KIDDERMINSTER Carolians let opportunities slip away to concede a disappointing defeat in the RFU Intermediate Cup to Kenilworth.

KCs made the journey to the Warwickshire club to contest the midlands final in the competition and were in the lead after seven minutes.

A solid scrum delivered quick ball which was transferred to the blind side and Arthur Morgan beat his opposite number to score wide out.

The lead was short lived, Kenilworth took a quick penalty which stretched the Kidderminster defence, the combination of this and some very weak tackling produced a converted try.

The visitors benefitted from good positional kicking by Andy McClellan but a combination or poor discipline and handling errors meant they were unable to register more points and went into half time 7-5 down.

From the restart KCs attempted to run the ball out of defence, a knock-on produced a scrum for Kenilworth.

At the scrum Kidderminster were penalised and Kenilworth’s kick at goal was successful.

Kenilworth continued to apply pressure, Kidderminster were forced to defend on their line and held out for 15 minutes.

A break through the middle by Chris May Miller was halted ten metres out from the Kenilworth line, from the resultant scrum KCs went through five phases of play before Arthur Morgan was bundled into touch at the corner flag.

The hosts made the most of a strong wind in their favour to keep the game in KCs' territory and eventually they registered a try in the corner.

Kenilworth used the strong wind in their favour to keep the opposition penned in their own half.

With two minutes remaining Kidderminster won a scrum five metres from their own line, a powerful drive by Jess Smith took the ball twenty metres.

He passed to Ryan Tiene who raced 75 metres past the cover defence to score a consolation try and make the final score 15-10.