KIDDERMINSTER remain winless this season after falling to a 38-12 defeat against Worcester.

KCs produced another good team effort against a side with a heavier pack but couldn't take anything from the contest.

The game began with Carolians putting pressure on the Worcester line. A chip from Andy MacLellan was just too long to allow KC to score. The pressure earned KC a penalty on the Worcester ten metre line, but the conversion attempt was wide.

KC took the lead through a move, initiated by Rob Preston and then Scott Lovell burst through the Worcester defence to make a powerful run to score under the posts, Andy MacLellan slotted the conversion over to give KCs a 7-0 lead.

The home side were under much pressure as the heavy Worcester pack began to impose themselves. Worcester then seized control of the game as they scored three similar tries from penalties, they kicked into touch in the KC 22 and winning their line out then crossed the line from a powerful rolling maul.

Just before half time Worcester scored a fourth try from a line-out near the KC line to take the score to 26-7 at half time.

KC competed well in the second half as they tried to keep possession away from the Worcester pack. In a great team effort Rob Preston, Andy MacLellan, Scott Lovell and captain Tom Mayer were outstanding. Following good work in the Worcester half the KC backs produced a delightful move through several players and then a good break by Ryan Wainwright fed Ryan Tiene for a try in the right-hand corner.

KC efforts restricted Worcester to two further tries from their forwards in the second half. In the closing minutes more KC pressure provided a good break for Rob Phillips which looked as if it would yield a try, unfortunately the final pass would not stick.

Kidderminster will continue to look for their first win when they welcome Lichfield this Saturday.