LEDBURY ended their run of three league defeats in a row with a convincing 12-try win over Bromsgrove 2s, bringing their year to a victorious close.

The hosts on Saturday were buoyed by a large crowd following the Christmas Lunch at Ross Road and the team did not disappoint as they wowed the 250 in attendance with a brutal attacking display.

It had been an even opening quarter as Ed Bennion's early score was cancelled out by a breakaway Bromsgrove try, which was swiftly followed by another as the visitors took a rather surprise 14-7 lead.

But the response was good and Dave Sutherland burrowed his way over for a converted try before Iolo Bubb bundled over in the corner soon after to put Ledbury back in front at 19-14.

Returning fly-half Jack Hughes was making a huge impact with his accurate and fast distribution and the spectators were treated to some great passing movements from the Ledbury backs, who were able to scythe through the Bromsgrove backs regularly and winger Luke Clarke profited to extend the lead with the bonus-point try.

Ledbury would take a commanding 29-14 lead into the break as yellow card for dissent saw Bromsgrove marched back 30 yards before a kick to the corner provided the platform for Cam Smith to run in try number five.

Ledbury, using the slope to advantage in the second half, began with a bang, the whole team combining well to see Clarke score again (34-14).  The home side continued to play with confidence and Hughes went close with a great solo effort, however from the ensuing scrum, a penalty try was awarded (41-14).

Ledbury were now out of sight and Tom Assal was peerless, making superb breaks, allowing the forwards to finish the job as Bennion touched down from a five-metre scrum (46-14).

Bromsgrove rallied and at last responded with a well-taken try after they had built half a dozen phases to touch down from close range (46-21).

Ledbury were desperate to get over the 50 mark, but they were frustrated by the visitors, who were suddenly enjoying the majority of possession, but their discipline let them down again and Ledbury were able to dominate territory and reward Assal with a barnstorming score (53-21).

Unfortunately for him, he was soon to receive a yellow card for a tackling offence, giving Bromsgrove the opportunity to get over the line (53-28).

Stung by this try, Ledbury continued to build a solid platform and when the way was clear, Bubb waltzed his way over for a try from close range (60-28).

Ledbury were not finished as they continued to attack and when the Bromsgrove full-back attempted to run the ball back from his own line, he dropped the ball and allowed a final flourish from the backs that saw Luke Clarke force his way over for his hat trick (67-28).