LEDBURY RFC moved up into fourth in the Counties 1 Midlands West (South) with a convincing six-try win at Earlsdon last weekend. 

Ben Mason scored one in each half and George Wallin contributed 17 points in the 42-5 win. 

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Charlie Barber-Starkey, Mason and Wallin both crossed in a first-half that also saw the fly-half kick two penalties as they established a healthy 25-5 advantage at the break.

Mason scored after the restart and tries from Tom Hill and Ed Bennion completed the rout as Ledbury moved to within 12 points of league leaders Berkswell & Balsall with what was their third straight victory. 

On the back of consecutive bonus-point wins, a confident Ledbury side began the afternoon on the front foot and scored within a minute when Marcus Ballinger's clean break was finished off by Wallin. 

The outside-half converted his own try and kicked a penalty to put the visitors 10-0 up inside as many minutes. 

The hosts responded with a try of their own after a score in the corner but that would be as good as it got for them.

A clean lineout close to the Earlsdon line provided the platform for Ledbury's Barber-Starkey to score in the corner to re-establish the ten-point gap. 

The home side were doing their best to stop Ledbury at all costs and their discipline was punished again by Wallin as he kicked a three pointer. 

Mason's try and another conversion from Wallin opened that gap further and at 25-5, Ledbury had a firm grip on the encounter. 

It was another rapid start from the visitors, who launched a counter-attack straight from the restart and some slick passing down the line saw Mason race in for the bonus-point try.

The result was now no longer in doubt and the game became slightly scrappy.

Ledbury had a fifth try when Hill went over and Bennion made sure he did not miss out as he charged over the line in the final stages.

Ledbury have a mouthwatering clash with second-placed Old Leamingtonians away from home this weekend.