LEDBURY Rugby Club's under 14s made club history by winning the North Midlands Cup at their age group.

The Ross Road side beat Herefordshire rivals Luctonians 15-7 at Dudley Kingswinford in a tense affair.

Ledbury started brightly with sustained physical pressure in the Lucs 22, carrying and recycling well which eventually led to an infringement in front of the posts.

Calm heads called for the kick to be taken and a sweet strike gave Ledbury the first points of the game from Carter Hogg after just a few minutes.

Ledbury's pack battered their way downfield marshalled by their scrum-half and Lucs looked to get the ball out wide in an interesting clash of strategies.

Inaccuracies saw plenty of set-pieces and while the lineout stuttered for both sides Ledbury were in complete control at the scrum as a tight first period ended 3-0.

Ledbury began the second half attempting to bludgeon their way over the Lucs line and they successfully crashed over from close range with Ben Deards converting.

The Lucs pack used mauls to good effect and moved up the pitch to score a well-taken, converted try from one five metres out, bringing the score back to 10-7.

Ledbury were too wasteful with possession in their back line while Lucs looked dangerous with ball in hand and only last-ditch defending kept them out.

Lucs had their best spell with runs into the Ledbury 22 but were hit by a sucker punch.

Ledbury turned over possession and an inspirational sprint into the Lucs 22 set up a platform to batter the line with number eight Ellis Locke driving over after they opted for a scrum when their opponents infringed.

The conversion was missed and the final five minutes were tense with the Lucs defence standing up to Ledbury's strong ball carriers.

At the other end a cover tackle was needed to deny Lucs a score as Ledbury secured the trophy watched by a large contingent from the club's junior section.

Meanwhile, Ledbury men's first XV finished the Midlands Three West (South) season in fourth place.