IT was a brilliant weekend for Ledbury RFC as their bonus-point win at Woodrush, coupled with Old Leamingtonians defeat at Burbage, meant they increased their lead at the top of the league to six points.

With just three games left in the Midlands 3 West (South), Ledbury sit on 86 points whilst their title rivals Old Leamingtonians remain on 80 after their surprise defeat.

Ledbury do have a difficult encounter this weekend, however, at fourth placed Manor Park.

On what was a sunny day in Birmingham, the hosts took the lead through a penalty but Ledbury soon sparked into life.

First, Jamie Rayfield scampered over the line for the first try of the day before scrum-half Tom Hill dotted down as Ledbury's pack dominated upfront.

Woodrush were threatening a score and when Lewis Ballinger was sent to the bin, they might have thought a try was coming but the visitors rallied and Aaron Almond burrowed over for the third try to leave the scores at 6-19 at half-time.

The hosts needed to score first to have a chance of getting back in the game and they did so five minutes after the break but that only forced Ledbury into action once more as Rayfield got his second of the afternoon with a peach of a try to secure the bonus-point.

Harry Harris then added a fifth before Woodrush finished the game with a score of their own.

A feisty match in which Ledbury again proved that they were a little more street wise than their bigger opponents resulting in a great win on the road.