LEDBURY maintained their perfect start to the Counties 1 Midlands West (South) season with a thumping 76-12 win over Alcester, making it six bonus-point wins from six.

In perfect conditions, it was Ledbury who scored the game's first try. After a scrum penalty, Jamie Rayfield chipped ahead for George Wallin, who gathered on the halfway line to run in the corner (5-0).

Alcester were resolute in attack and nearly scored through winger Roderick, who was held up, until flanker Clarke barged his way over to even matters (5-5).

Ledbury responded immediately when ruck ball from a lineout saw a missed pass to Wallin who in turn flung out a long pass to Josh Bishop who dived over in the corner to score (10-5).

Ledbury were smelling blood and were becoming a handful in attack for the visitors and after giving Alcester a testing time defending their line, Cody Richardson-Wall danced his way over for a try converted by Rayfield (17-5).

The home side were flinging the ball about in Barbarian style and Arron Almond found some space to crash through for another converted try (24-5).

Alcester refused to lie down and were able to build a great attack that saw fly half Gough slide through the Ledbury defence to score (24-12) but Ledbury signed off the first half with another powerful attack that saw Ed Bennion touching down with consummate ease (31-12).

With the benefit of the slope in the second half, Ledbury began well. A 5-metre scrum saw the Alcester pack disintegrate, leaving the referee no alternative but to award a penalty try (38-12).

The Alcester defence was unravelling in the face of huge Ledbury pressure and Rayfield darted over for a converted try (45-12), which was quickly followed by a further close-range score to take Ledbury past the 50 mark (52-12).

The visitors, to their credit, were still playing but the Ledbury tackling was immense and Ben Mason was able to intercept a loose pass and run 70 metres to score (59-12).

By now Ledbury were on fire and when a certain try-scoring pass was slapped down by Alcester, skipper Harry Harris was able to score from the resulting tap penalty (66-12).

Super-sub Jonny Whitting then added to the Alcester misery, engaging top gear and running in a try from 50 metres (71-12).

Jock Welch then completed the rout, burrowing his way over for a 12th and final score try (76-12).

The result keeps Ledbury level on points with leaders Luctonians 2s, who are also six bonus-point wins from six. Ledbury go to Earlsdon this weekend looking to continue their perfect record (3pm kick-off).