Ledbury produced a stunning away performance to beat league leaders Berkswell & Balsall to continue their impressive end-of-season form. 

Ledbury came into the clash on the back of three straight victories in the Counties 1 Midlands West (South) and extended it to four with a bonus-point win on the road.

Two tries from Arron Almond and one each from Ben Mason and Alfie Scholefield put the visitors 26-3 ahead in the early stages of the second-half before two tries from the hosts narrowed the deficit. 

But Ledbury managed to hold on and ensure they will finish the season in fourth place, only a couple of wins off the top of the league and promotion.

It was a lively start to the game and Ledbury were first to cross the line when the ball was fed through the hands to Mason, who raced in under the sticks. 

An astonishing 50-22 kick from hooker Rob Gummer put Ledbury back in attacking territory and after Berkswell were penalised for a high tackle, Almond chose to pick and go for a quick score to make it 12-0.

Then, just as halftime was approaching, the away side extended their lead as a rolling maul deep in the Berkswell 22 enabled Almond to crash over for his second.

The home side, eager to get on the board, did so with a penalty to start the second-half but when Scholefield and Arthur Harris linked up for a brilliant bonus-point score soon after, the result looked beyond the hosts.

Berkswell did manage a couple of tries as the half wore on but Ledbury would not be denied a statement victory at the league leaders, who themselves are now in a three-horse race on the final day to see who will be crowned champions. 

A win for Berkswell will ensure they lift the trophy, but anything less and either of Old Leamingtonians or Kidderminster could take the title.

Ledbury will end their 2022/23 campaign at Broadstreet 2s.