KIDDERMINSTER Carolians continued to pursue a play-off spot with a convincing home win over Southam.

The black and golds secures their fourteenth bonus point win of the season to go level on points with second-placed Old Laurentians in Midlands Two West (south).

KCs made a bright start with the forwards looking strong in open play and in the scrum - although less impressive at the lineout.

After 15 minutes a move in the backs started with a break by Chris May-Miller who offloaded to Ryan Tiene who supplied Rhys Pritchard to score.

The next score came from a scrum close in, Chris Pinner made a half break and Jess Smith went through a gap from eight metres to score by the posts and Freddie Morgan converted.

KC's forwards won the ball on the Southam 22 and sent a quick pass to Pritchard who with a deft feint scored his second try of the afternoon.

The bonus points came after Chis May-Miller took the ball on the halfway line and passed to Tiene who made a 50 metre swerving run to score near the posts.

Morgan added the extras to make the score 26-0 at half time.

Jess Smith and Scott Lovell added two more tries and Morgan another conversion before Southam capitalised on a period of pressure to register their first points.

More good KC's rugby from Chris Pinner put Freddie Morgan in for a try wheich he then converted before his brother Arthur set up a final try for Andy McLellan who, with real pace, scored wide out.

They final score was 50-5 and a surprise defeat for Old Laurentians left the race for a play-off place wide open.

Carolians face at home Leamington on Saturday and will be looking for another win against a team lying eighth in the table with just two victories from their last five games.