KIDDERMINSTER Carolians made history by becoming the first club to win the North Midlands Shield four times.

Camp Hill were well beaten by KCs in the final on May 12 which was played at on neutral ground at Dudley Kingswinford RFC.

Kidderminster exploited perfect rugby conditions and brought their dangerous backs into play at every opportunity.

They were 24 points clear after 36 minutes, fly-half Freddie Morgan finished off a well-worked attack for the opener after seven minutes.

Right winger Ryan Tiene made the most of a length-of-the pitch counter attack and followed up with a second try after more crisp handling.

Tiene then turned provider, linking cleverly with full-back Andy McLellan who touched down before Camp Hill staunched the flow of points with a close range try from lock Shawn Lindeque.

But there was still time for Kidderminster scrum-half Chris Pinner to dart over in first half injury time to leave Camp Hill were 22 points adrift at the break.

Lindeque was shunted over for his second try early in the second half and Ian Briggs’ conversion gave them a glimmer of hope.

Kidderminster immediately cancelled out the score when number eight Jess Smith strolled through some weak tackling for a soft try.

Camp Hill’s defence disintegrated again when Kidderminster left winger Arthur Turner scored a fine individual try from inside his own half, Freddie Morgan added the extras.

Arthur Turner featured prominently in the build up to the next try, another confident handling move from deep, which was finished by centre Rhys Pritchard.

Camp Hill continued to plug away and scored a third try through Gareth Lang and fourth from number eight Steve Leach after a patient build-up.

Arthur Morgan almost brought up Kidderminster’s half century with a brilliant run that took him almost the length of the pitch but he was eventually hauled down just short of the line.

Kidderminster were eventually emphatic winners by 48 points to 26.