LEDBURY continued their perfect start to the 2023/24 season with a thumping 13-try win over Broadstreet 2s on Saturday.

After three bonus-point wins in row to kick-off the new campaign, Ledbury made it 20 points from a possible 20 on Saturday with a brutal display against their opponents at Ross Road.

Ledbury were 48-8 up at half-time after tries from Rob Gummer (2), Josh Bishop (3), Jock Welsh, Iolo Bubb and Cam Smith.

Ledbury did not take their foot off the gas after the break and Luke Clarke (2), George Wallin (2) and Ed Bennion all crossed to complete a remarkable victory for the home side. 

The result means Ledbury join Luctonians 2s and Leamington on 20 points at the top of the table, although Ledbury and Lucs have a far superior points difference and sit second and first respectively. 

The day’s proceedings started with a minute’s applause to the memory of longstanding club stalwart, Rob Seaborn, who recently died from cancer.

A player, coach, referee, junior parent and all round top man, Seaborn succumbed to the cancer he had been fighting for a number of years. 

The whistle then blew and believe it or not, it was the visitors who scored the first try of the day when winger Isaac Nelson scored in the corner. 

But from then on, it was an onslaught from a rampant Ledbury side who seemingly scored with every attack. They had the bonus-point wrapped up mid-way through the first-half when Bubb pounced on a loose Broadstreet pass in the goal area to dot down.

Broadstreet were no match for the Ledbury side for the majority of the game and the tries kept flowing, with the hosts racking up 13 in total. 

Tougher games are to come for Ledbury and that could be the case this weekend when they head to Old Leamingtonians on Saturday for round five of the season.