KIDDERMINSTER Carolians continued their losing streak despite a spirited performance against Kenilworth.

The bottom versus top clash ended in 31-7 defeat for the visitors who are yet to record a victory this season in Midlands Division One West.

Almost from the kick off KC put pressure on Kenilworth to spend the first 25 minutes camped in the host's half.

Ryan Tiene and Matt Parker came close for Carolians and won two penalties but both were missed.

They would rue those misses when Kenilworth scored a converted try from their first meaningful attack.

The score gave the hosts a boost and they began to press but KC replied through effective loose forward play in particular from Scott Lovell and Tom Mayer.

However it was Kenilworth who added another try to make the score 12-0 at half time.

Kenilworth began the second half with more pressure and from field position their backs ran in a converted try.

KC kept their tempo up and their attacking play paid off when the forwards won the ball in midfield.

Andy McLellan chipped the ball for Ryan Tiene to gather and quickly pass for Rhys Kay to make ground and score.

Kenilworth hit back with another try after KC lost possession in their own 22 metre area.

The visitors replied strongly, with Scott Lovell fed Morgan Maxwell who was stopped just short of the line.

KC again looked dangerous with moves from both the forwards and backs, unfortunately against the run of play Kenilworth attacked and shrugged off tackles to score a converted try.

In wet conditions it was hard going for KC's determined forwards while Tom Dalton looked safe under high balls at full-back and Alex Thompson was solid at scrum half.

A late attack from KC's came to nothing and the result means they stay rooted to the bottom of the league with just one point.

Their next fixture is a home cup clash with local rivals Old Halesonians on Friday November 1, 7.30pm kick-off.