BUOYANT Ledbury came from 13-7 down to beat Alcester 26-13 and extend their run of bonus point victories to four matches in Midlands Three West (South).

After winning the toss and playing up the slope at Birmingham Road in the first period, Ledbury began with confidence.

Dave Wargen and Steve Humphreys linked up effectively at the lineout on numerous occasions while Jamie Rayfield was composed at fly-half.

But the home side drew first blood against the run of play with a converted try under the posts.

From the restart Ledbury pulled level at 7-7 following Ali Martin’s burst down the wing to go over in the corner.

The match continued to swing after the break as two Alcester penalties were followed by Ledbury’s second try.

The hosts had a scrum on their own five metre line but Ledbury’s tight-five disrupted the pack and Charlie Barber-Starkey dabbed down following an Alcester error.

Both sides mounted pressure but it was Ledbury’s superior line speed in defence that changed the shape of the game.

Ryan Fourie shot up in defence at pace and intercepted the ball in the centres before running the length of the field to score under the posts. George Bennion added the extras to lead 19-13.

Knowing that a converted try would swing the game back in to Alcester’s favour they looked to break down the defence.

But it was Matt Hallett’s turn to intercept and run the length of the field, only to be bundled into touch on the Alcester try-line with two minutes to go.

Ledbury then spoilt Alcester's maul and from a scrum and some patient approach play Humphreys burrowed over from a couple of metres.

Ledbury who sit one point behind leaders Old Leamingtonians host third-placed Berkswell and Balsall on Saturday (3pm).