LEDBURY held firm in the closing stages to make it five bonus-point wins from five as their perfect start to the season continued on Saturday.

The visitors had to defend in numbers in the final quarter of the game to keep their hosts at bay, but they did so to keep pace with league leaders Luctonians 2s, who have also taken a maximum 25 points from a possible 25.

The first break came from Rob Gummer, making a storming run from halfway to see Cody Richardson-Wall held up.

But continued pressure soon saw Tom Assal smash his way over from close range for a try which Jamie Rayfield duly converted from out wide (0-7).

But after a ten-minute spell of defending in their own territory, Ledbury's defence did finally crack and the hosts' Alex Witchell crashed over to score (5-7).

Ledbury responded with a great spell - forwards and backs combining with Ed Bennion prominent in gaining ground and Charlie Barber-Starkey was ultimately able to career his way over for a try, again converted by Rayfield (5-14).

Old Leamingtonians refused to lie down and continued to batter Ledbury in their own 22, with penalty after penalty conceded until No 8 Callum Goss touched down to bring the score within a whisker (12-14).

Ledbury, to their credit, exerted some resilient forward pressure, allowing Iolo Bubb to wriggle his way over for an important score just shy of half-time (12-19).

Ledbury began the second half well. From a scrum on the Old Leamingtonians 22 line, Bubb launched a huge pass to Josh Bishop who scored acrobatically in the corner (12-24).

Ledbury nearly scored again, but a poor pass was intercepted and it was only the dogged pace of Jonny Whitting that prevented a certain try after running the length of the pitch.

Old Leamingtonians were not long in responding - after a prolonged attack their prop found the Ledbury defence wanting, to smash his way over from close range (19-24).

It made for a nervy final 15 minutes but Ledbury were able to hold out and secure another win.