LEDBURY RFC completed their first ever league win over Kidderminster on Saturday but were so nearly on the wrong end of a remarkable comeback story. 

Hosts Ledbury were romping to a thumping win at 36-0 shortly after the restart but Kidderminster roared back to score 31 unanswered points to leave the contest in the balance. 

But the visitors ran out of time in the end and fell just short of what would have been an astonishing victory, whilst a stunned Ledbury just about survived.

The result means fourth-placed Ledbury close the gap on third-placed Kiddy in the Counties 1 Midlands West (South) table to seven points. 

Ledbury were quick out of the blocks from the kick-off and a penalty five metres out from the Kidderminster try-line enabled Tom Hill to snipe over for the first try of the day, which George Wallin converted.

The home pack were dominating proceedings in the scrum and after a series of penalties on the Kiddy line, the referee went under the sticks for a penalty try. 

Walling extended the lead to 17-0 with a penalty before a mazy run from Ben Mason set-up Lewis Ballinger for the finish and Wallin's conversion meant the score was 24-0 at half-time. 

Ledbury were showing no signs of slowing and they scored two quick tries at the start of the second period, both from winger Mason, as the lead stretched to a seemingly unassailable 36-0.

Kidderminster have scored the most points of any side in the league this season and their attacking prowess certainly came to the fore for the remainder of the clash. 

Two quick tries in response kick-started the comeback and when Ledbury were reduced to 13 men for two yellow cards to Ballinger and then Ben Stevens, Kiddy took full advantage.

Full-back James Tildesley then raced over, quickly followed by winger Ryan Tiene, who then grabbed an interception to run in under the posts and all of a sudden, it was a five-point game.

But luckily for the home team, the referee beat Kiddy to the full-time whistle and the visitors had to settle for two bonus-points from their impressive effort in the second-half. 

Ledbury are home again this Saturday when they welcome Barkers Butts to Ross Road.